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Calendar Magic Mind Reading Trick

Here's a cool mind reading prediction trick where you challenge someone to predict some totally random days on a calendar and then make an amazing prediction.

This is an example of what I would call “mental magic” it is the type of trick a magician will use when he wants it to appear that he is reading your mind.
You’ll need a piece of paper and a pencil and if you have one handy a calculator.
Draw a 5 x 5 grid and write the numbers 1 to 25 in the grid in order, like this…

 
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Now I want you to write the days Monday to Friday along the top in any order you like. Remember any order you like.
When you have done that I want you to write them again in any order down the side. It can be the same order or a different order it’s up to you. For example you might have a grid that looks like this…

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If your grid looks exactly like mine then I must have read your mind!!! But more than likely its not, but that’s good it proves that you can think differently from me.
Now on your grid draw a circle around the number where the same two days meet. That is where Monday meets with Monday, Tuesday with Tuesday etc. You will circle five different numbers. In my example I would circle the numbers in my grid at the following locations. Yours will of course be different.

Now I want you to write the days Monday to Friday along the top in any order you like. Remember any order you like.
When you have done that I want you to write them again in any order down the side. It can be the same order or a different order it’s up to you. For example you might have a grid that looks like this…

Thu
Fri
Mon
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Secretly add those five numbers together, don’t show me! Now you will have a number in your mind, a number made up from random actions. If you had put the days in a different order you would have ended up with a different set of numbers. Think intently of the total of your five numbers….I’m getting it…..I almost have it….yes I know the number you are thinking of. It’s 65 !

The Secret:
Now you know I didn’t really read your mind don’t you? I’m not going to tell you the secret to this clever magic trick. Just try it on a friend and have faith, I’m sure it will work.

www.MarcPaul.com