Hey, want to be a brain-boggling mind-reader and wow your family and friends?
You do? YAY!!! Then this simple magic trick will get them all
a-spluttering and a-muttering and boggle-eyed with amazement!!! And best
of all it’s a BOOK TRICK!!!
Firstly, when no one is looking, take your favourite book and turn to
page 108. Find the 9th word on that page and memorise it. You can do
this the day before even. In fact do it right now while no one is
Now to perform the trick!
Give your volunteer a piece of paper and a pencil and ask them to secretly write down a 3 digit number in which
the first and last digits differ by two or more e.g. 215. You absolutely
must not see it.
Now ask them to secretly write down that number in reverse e.g. 512
Next they need to subtract the smaller number from the bigger one and
write it down. It might be best to ask someone to double check it as
it’s absolutely essential that they get this right. e.g. 512 – 215 =
297. Ask them to draw a star around this number.
Now they have to reverse that number. e.g. 792 and add it to the number in the star e.g 792 + 297 = 1089.
Ask them to draw a triangle around this number. What they will not know is that the answer will ALWAYS be 1089!!!
Now for the impressive magic! Ask them to remember the
first three digits of the number in the triangle and give them the
book you selected. Now get them to turn to the page of that number i.e.
108 and count to the word that is the last digit in their triangle.
This is the fun bit! Ask them to send you that word telepathically
and you must screw up your face and pretend to be trying to receive it
and reading their mind. And when you are ready TELL THEM WHAT IT IS!!!
Guarenteed to get them spluttering HOW DID YOU DO THAT?!!!