Look Ma... No
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Have a shuffled deck of cards on the floor (The presenter
should be in a chair). Have a person (from now on we will call
him Bob) look through the deck and pick a card. Have bob place
his card on top of the deck, now have bob cut the deck into
six (give or take a few) piles (note where bob's card is
at...on top of the first pile).
Now by simply pointing to the piles have Bob put the deck
back together in a different order.
The prerequisite for this trick was to have a pinch of salt
in your pocket. When you were pointing out which pile to put
back to gather, you simply place a few (10 - 15) grains of
salt on top of Bob's card. These grains of salt will act as
You say to bob, "I haven't touched the deck with my hands,
correct?". And then (Here is where practice comes into play)
with your foot lightly kick the deck of cards (with your right
foot, slide into the cards to make them glide to the left).
Now examine the deck, the place in the deck with the most
distance between one card and the next is Bob's card. (The
salt enables the deck to move farther)
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