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tobenjunk
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I've read that it can be done? Was this just a joke? (I have trouble remembering my own birthday, let alone friends' birthdays, and I've heard this can be done to strangers?)

I find it very hard to believe... :T

Maybe someone would try to guess mine? Smile

-Ben
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16th of February?
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I'm getting an image....something about your feet...no..hands.....You are having difficulty to whiffel...no..to riffle the front end of some cards with your fingers, not so much difficulty when riffling with your thumbs. But I think unless you riffle both ends it becomes a little difficult for you to "cover the pass". Does this have meaning for you?

Were you also thinking of doing some sort of self improvement? Perhaps finger pushups to strengthen your fingers... maybe look for an even better exercise?

I also see Feb 16. If not your birthday this number has a key role in your life. It could include a female with the letter M attached to her.

Hope this helps,
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Justin McWilliams
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If you two are right I'm am going to Smile my jaw.
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I'm guessing....er...predicting September.
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August 15!

That's my prediction.

Well, it's a prediction; I never said it would be the RIGHT prediction!



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Magix
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Hold on... I'm getting something...

You were born between 1940 and 1990.

Wow, I am amazing!
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Well, after lsitening to you, I have to predict, lemme see here, I feel that you are a Leo, no, scorpio. Well, I KNOW that your sign is on the zodiak. Ahhh, here it is, you are a Leo, born in August, on the 15 day. Yes, that's it, August 15
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Yes Tobin it can be done, by various methods. In what context did you want to do this? In a show while you are performing, as a stand alone effect or impromptu. Method depends on venue,
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Justin McWilliams
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You know, this question has definitely sparked some interest in an aspect of mentalism. Where can I find information on reading a birthday? Thanking you in advance, Thoughtreader.
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tobenjunk
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I am a leo!!! LOL But Feb 16 is ......... some how oddly familiar..... and M is the initial for my last name? HMMM

How did you guess august 15! Smile You're very good :x

And LOL @ Josh, I will try very hard to make my fan as beautiful as yours.
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Hi Justin,
I wrote a message yesterday before realising that this was not a serious thread.
Jay Sankey marketed an effect years ago where you write a month on one playing card and a date on another. When the assistant tells her birthday, they match up.

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Oh, durnit! I had 364 days to guess wrong for a joke -- and I had to pick the RIGHT one!
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like that!)
Justin McWilliams
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Well I said I'd do it.

Peter.....

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Justin,
There are numerous references and methods out there ranging "star sighn relevations" like Ken DeCourcy's "Celestial Thought", "Zodiaction", Doug Dyment has an ingenious method out there amongst the first that come to mind. One can then use rather basic mentalism techniques to get to the birthday from there. In fact one of the most ingenius methods is found in "King of the Cold Readers" that is guaranteed to blow the socks off of your audience years later.

Then you can move into methods for actual birthday's from Docc Hilford, Herb Dewey and Ted Lesley for starters. The information is out there and avaialable if you hunt for it. I have given you some places to begin to search BUT as you can tell, I never teach anyone by simply handing things to them on a silver plater. I point them in the right direction and from there, they have to continue to find it on their own, learning as they go.

PSIncerely Yours,
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manipulator
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There's an effect called the "Birthday and Important Event Prediction" on this site:
http://clik.to/absolutelymagical

There's also a book that teaches a way to predict someone's age using a mathematical formula if you are interested. The little trick is called "Hyakugo Gen." The book that I found this on is called "Mental Math Challenges" by Michael L. Lobosco. It's pretty interesting.

Hope this helps. Smile
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Well really, my prediction was based on my moms birthday. It's a small world isn't it?
:rolleyes: Smile
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OK you have one every year unless you were born on a leap year THEN what do you do? Smile
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What a looooooong time before you can have a beer.
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