The performer informs the audience that, prior to the show, he jotted down some "Random Thoughts" and placed them inside an envelope. He shows the audience this envelope and places it in full view before the effect begins. Any spectator is invited to help. No stooges or pre-show work.
The participant is then shown an ungimmicked sheet of newspaper. The performer tears that newspaper sheet in half four times, resulting in a stack of torn papers. This stack is placed on a table. The spectator then counts down into the packet, using a number that was arrived at by throwing a pair of ungimmicked dice. The number selection is fair, and any number rolled can be used. The spectator (not the performer) then counts down into the packet of torn papers and removes the piece at the random number just thrown.
The spectator is then asked to verify that the random torn piece has words printed on both sides (there could be an article on each side). He is then asked to freely choose either side to read from. He is asked to look over that side and call off random words that would be unique to that article. Names of people, numbers, company names, etc.
As he calls out this information at random, the performer writes the words called out on a large piece of cardboard, so the audience can see and remember the words.
The envelope that has been in full view is opened and a single index card is dumped onto the table showing the envelope to be otherwise empty. The performer doesn't touch the prediction. Written on the index card in bold letters are the random words the participant just called out!
This is one of the strongest and most impossible-looking prediction effects you will find. Strong enough to close a show.
NO DUPLICATE PIECES, NO SWITCHES, NO NAIL-WRITERS, NO SECRET WRITING AT ANY TIME, NO COMPLEX FORMULAS, NO SPECIALLY PRINTED NEWSPAPERS. Use any borrowed newspaper. No sleights. Dice are ungimmicked.
Includes fully illustrated instructions covering every detail and nuance of this effect. You supply your own newspaper, dice, and manila envelopes.
"This is a 'packs small, plays big' effect. It costs little but is a big impact trick that is strong enough to close a show. What more would you ask for? 5/5 stars rating"
- John Teo, Magic Boutique (Singapore)
"An effortless work of simplicity, it fooled me as I was doing it. And judging from the reactions, I wasn't the only one. This one gets my highest recommendation. It's just that good."
- Shane, Online Visions
"This is certainly one of those pieces of knowledge that, at the very least, doesn't hurt to know and, at its best, can be used as a killer routine in your act. Professionals really won't have anything to lose by buying this eBook. Devin Knight has a pretty strong track record when it comes to mentalism ideas and products. I highly recommend this."
- JHEFF, Marketplace of the Mind
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