## Mental Magic: Surefire Tricks to Amaze Your FriendsCan you really predict what your friends are thinking--the numbers or letters or words they come up with--and don't tell you? With this extraordinary book, you can do it! Many of these feats of mental magic will always come out right--some of them will do it almost all the time. You'll amaze everybody--and never tell how you did it. * Enter your age in a calculator. Multiply it by 12. Add the mysterious number 2856. Divide by 3. Divide by 4. Subtract your age. What number is now on display? * Toss three dice on the table. Call them A, B, and C. Write down the total showing on A and B. Turn B and C upside down and write the total showing. Turn upside C and A and write the total. Add the three sums. What's the result? Answers: the number on display is 238; the result is 21. The author lives in Hendersonville, NC. 96 pages, 5 3/8 x 8 1/4. |

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### Contents

The Tests | 7 |

A Curious Count 16 A Rotating Matrix 17 Catch | 21 |

A Test with Your Age 33 A Surprising Sum | 34 |

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Mental Magic: Surefire Tricks to Amaze Your Friends Martin Gardner,Jeff Sinclair Limited preview - 2010 |

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ace of spades Add the number Add the three Answer Answer on page cards face cards on top cells count ends Count the number deck divide the number double-face cards face-up cards face-up pieces File Cards Write Five Coins Fold Four Kings four numbers jack of hearts k"th king of hearts Kings Pairing Letter in Washington Martin Gardner matrix Move the dime Multiply the result n"th nearest gray square nearest white square number of clips number of face-up number of letters number of terms number on display numbers show packet page 82 pair of cards paper clips phone number Picanumba will tell Place prediction Professor Picanumba says Put a penny queen of hearts random Reverse Rotating Rotating Matrix second number Select Shuffle single digit smaller number spell Subtract the smaller symbol Think third card three cards three dice three numbers three-digit number Toss tubes turn Twinkle upside