Can this magician guess the card you're thinking about?

By Shawn Knight
Jul 23, 2014
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  1. Magicians have been entertaining audiences for centuries but as we all know, there's no such thing as magic. Instead, magic tricks are simply illusions that play tricks on our brains which is exactly what takes place in the clip below.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,114   +1,379

    Well congrats, now I feel brainwashed...
  3. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TS Booster Posts: 209   +30

    I was thinking 3 of diamonds.
  4. cmbjive

    cmbjive TS Booster Posts: 777   +137

    Five of clubs. Sorry.
  5. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,540   +288

    Interesting. Last inside card...displayed just slightly longer. Not sure if 'last' or if ' longer', but I can believe that my cognition is effected by both. Based on prior comment, maybe only works on half the folks...
  6. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 669   +72

    I believe the 10 was the last card and he's just abusing short term memory. I'd pick a card and just the act of paying attention to the new cards coming out would make me forget. I wanted to pick the 10 of spades really bad but thats not what I really wanted. So I rewound it before he did his whole spiel and picked the one I wanted before. Which was 9 of hearts, there was no surprise that he went for the ten. Mind Games!
  7. insect

    insect TS Evangelist Posts: 315   +114

    I love Brain Games! Keeps me on my toes while also alerting me to the strategies marketers, entertainers, etc. exploit to try to influence my decisions.
  8. This trick has been seen on TV many times
    it's always the last/most visible (even for miliseconds) card, cause it's the only one you can remember in such a fast showing of the cards

    I like to "reverse" the trick on my favor and I go like "im gonna guess which card the magician is gonna pull, the magician will think I choose......(mind reading acting) the 10 of clubs! ta-da!"
  9. Spades...
  10. This trick is pretty simple to pull off. You cut a card in half and place it in the deck below the card you will 'guess'. This way when you flip through, that card is displayed for a fraction of a second longer than the others and will stick in their mind.
  11. I was thinking of Jessica Simpson.
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,467   +1,760

    You should have been thinking of Jessica Simpson at 18.
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    She was only 6 when I was 18. Maybe the guest is at least 12 years younger than I am, so that thought wouldn't be so bad.
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,467   +1,760

    Yeah, I can see the ambiguity in my post. I dashed that one off in a hurry.

    What I meant was, "Guest, you should have been thinking of Jessica Simpson when she was 18". So, at that point, guest could have been thinking his card was the, "Queen of Hearts".

    Since then, she's undergone a liberal plumpification process. In any event, she was at her peak around about the time she played "Daisy Duke".

    Once they hit the Jenny Craig Ad circuit, that's the point of no return for their figures. Time to display the warning placard, "Keep all jewelry and articles of loose clothing away from her mouth while she feeds".
  15. Wow you guys read a lot into things.

    What it I had been thinking of Tom Cruise dancing with a bear? It's deep, I know....

    Frankly all I could see was tits. I have that problem.
  16. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    On Tom or the bear? lol

    Sorry, I couldn't resist. Yeah I know, I need help.
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,467   +1,760

    Then you should of been thinking of finding a paper sack, and using it to bring down any old double D honey.
    Reasonably speaking, even a male bear would be more buxom than little Tommy.

    Sooooo we have a winner, the bear it is!!!

    @Guest Just try and remember as a result of the aging process, everything gets bigger, hairier, and points toward the ground. That should snap you out of your reverie.

    (*) Just trying to see if I can help your post survive
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2014
  18. This guy did not get the card I had in mind. I am clairvoyant/psychic and I can vouch that telepathy is a real "phenaamenaan" as the narrator put it. Telepathy does not work like this card trick, it is an emotional/symbolic response rather than a subliminal response. Everything has a scientific explanation. Thanks to quantum physics etc, mainstream science is beginning to discover that "magic" does exist!

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