> > ----------
> > From: CampMars@aol.com[SMTP:CampMars@aol.com]
> > Reply To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Sent: Thursday, 26 August 1999 11:04
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: analyze this
> > In a message dated 8/25/99 8:24:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > firstname.lastname@example.org
> > writes:
> > << i am aware of many mathematical tricks (most of them trivial) with
> > which performance "magicians" fake mind-reading, but this one utterly
> > escapes me at the moment ... could it be the real thing? >>
> > This was an easy one. They gave you all new cards so no matter
> > one
> > you pick it's not going to be there. Still fun at that first moment
> > you
> > see it missing though huh?
> This used to kick around as an Excel spreadsheet (really!). It's amazing
> convincing this trick really is - I've had many very intelligent people
> it to me, totally sucked in.
> (I was sucked in too until someone told me how it worked)
I still don't understand how the effect was achieved. How can giving you new cards make sure that the one you picked isn't there. My dad tried to explain to me but I still don't get it.