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protik New user bangladesh 57 Posts 
"Elephant from Denmark" is a great mental trick. When I perform it for anyone, they just can't believe it. But I've improved this trick. In the normal trick, the first part looks like a math magic (who knows the trick understands what I am saying). But my version is free from it. It's great.


Bernard Sim Inner circle Singapore 1095 Posts 
Want to share?
Bernard Sim


protik New user bangladesh 57 Posts 
No, thanks.


Fon Regular user London, UK 200 Posts 
LMAO
Fon
Always thinking..........?


Roodsnavel New user the Netherlands 40 Posts 
Quote:
On 20040616 15:40, protik wrote: This is a nice topic, it makes me curious.
Greetings from Holland
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Shade New user Utah 31 Posts 
There is a nice Elephant from Denmark effect on Mark Jenesets "Magicard". If you don't know what it is, its a credit card with all these fun little tricks on it. Math tricks at that. Carry it with you everywhere you carry your wallet. its great.
Shade


Zanther New user 2 Posts 
I've been using this trick for a few months. It works well on some people (if they haven't heard it before), but others (like my closer friends) always seem to figure it out, immediately.
Some remember the math trick from when they learned multiplication in elementary school and others just come up with the answer (within seconds) by doing it in their heads choosing a different starting number. Anyway, I'd be interested in hearing your version. It seems that if it were made less mathematical and more storylike, it would be more awing (and thus more fun) Quote:
On 20040615 16:14, protik wrote: 

Mauricio Jaramillo Elite user Colombia 412 Posts 
I've always thought of this as the most obvious force ever. Anyhow, what's different about your version?


dr chutney Special user United Kingdom 518 Posts 
You always think that this is the most obvious force and the world and his wife must know it but ...
About 18 months ago I did it for a small social evening, about 50 people, and the buzz in the hall at the conclusion was amazing. So we can't always assume, and yet if I thought of doing it again I would still worry about familiarity. Hence I do try and get the creative juices working on this one, to create a new Elephants and generate that buzz again. And so far? Let's just say it's still a work in progress, amongst others.
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Dr.Maya Baalaamurugaan Regular user 163 Posts 
There are other methods to force the '4'...
but they don't always work in a group....... 

DamienT98 Regular user London UK now live in Austin Tx 180 Posts 
It is a nice trick, but that chances of finding someone that hasn't already done it would be hard.
Even if you have improved it. ;) hehe 

Piper1973 New user 88 Posts 
I agree most of the folks I work with already know it. Given some thought though, I don't think it would be hard to come up with a similar effect.


jonnycardel New user England (lakes) 50 Posts 
I find 1 out of ten know it but it still goes down well
Magician walks down the road and turned into a bar, da daaa


Alan Morgan Regular user 103 Posts 
I admit to using it once or twice.
Make sure you say 'circus animal' because people have come up with Elk, Emu... 

Muddy Elite user 449 Posts 
You can get burned with Dominica too


Hideo Kato Inner circle Tokyo 5649 Posts 
If you don't like a mathematical Force, you can force 'D' from alphabet cards. Classic Force, Svengali type Force, or any other more natural Force. Then proceed as the original method.
Hideo Kato 

Devilix Veteran user 372 Posts 
"I find 1 out of ten know it but it still goes down well "
Same over here. The only problem I got its that I always have 23 people who are completly loss when come the time to calculate. Devilix 

Lee Darrow V.I.P. Chicago, IL USA 3588 Posts 
Use a STATE in the USA. Delaware is the ONLY state that fits the bill as North Dakota starts with an 'N' and South Dakota starts with an 'S.'
Most people in the USA are familiar with the states of the union, many Americans, however, are woefully inept at world geography. For the method of arriving at the correct number  I use a deck of cards. Most Americans hate doing math, too, in my experience. This is more direct for me, allows me to move into another routine altogether and still has the impact of the original in the eyes of the audience without the heightened probability of someone having a problem with the math. Lee Darrow, C.H.
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JohnnyNykkon New user Crystal Lake,IL 57 Posts 
Great idea Lee...


David43 Regular user 133 Posts 
I only know this from a famous pop video from the early 90's, cant remember what it was, can anyone help, its puzzling me to death!!!
cheers David
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