Random Thoughts by Devin Knight - Trick
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The performer says prior to the show, he jotted down some "Random Thoughts" and place them inside an envelope. He shows the audience this envelope and places it in FULL VIEW before the effect begins. Any spectator is invited to help. No stooges or pre-show work.
The spectator is then shown an ungimmicked newspaper and is asked to choose of the sheets from it. The performer then tears that newspaper sheet in half four times resulting in a stack of torn papers. This stack is placed on a table. The spectator then counts down into packet,using a number that was arrived at by throwing a pair of ungimmicked dice. The number selection is fair and any number rolled can be used. The spectator (not the performer) then counts down into the packet of torn papers and removes the piece at the random number just thrown.
The spectator is then asked to verify that the random torn piece has words printed on both sides. There could be an article on BOTH SIDES! He is then ask to freely choose either side to read from. He is asked to look over that side and call off random words that would be unique to that article. Names of people, numbers, company names, etc.
As he calls out this information at random the performer writes the words called out on a large piece of cardboard so the audience can see and remember the words.
The envelope that has been in full view is opened and a single index card is dumped onto the table showing the envelope otherwise empty. The performer doesn't touch the prediction. Written on the index card in BOLD LETTERS are the random words the participant just called out!
This is one of the strongest and most impossible-looking prediction effects you will find. Strong enough to close a show!
NO DUPLICATE PIECES, NO SWITCHES, NO NAIL-WRITERS, NO SECRET WRITING AT ANY TIME, NO COMPLEX FORMULAS, NO SPECIALLY PRINTED NEWSPAPERS. Use any borrowed newspaper. No sleights. Dice are ungimmicked.
Comes complete with everything you need to do the effect including envelopes and dice. You provide the newspaper. Includes 27 pages of fully illustrated directions covering every detail and nuance of this effect.