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OP-ED: Wanna See a Card Trick?


Photo by Philippa Willitts / CC BY-NC 2.0

Hey. Wanna see a card trick? Sure you do.

Pick a card, any card.


You got one? Great.

Look at it, memorize it, don't let me see it.

Okay, now put it back into the deck. Face down, yeah.


Thank you. Now just watch as I give these cards a shuffle:

▯ ▯ ▯▯  ▯   ▯▯ ▯ ▯▯  ▯▯ ▯  



It's your turn now. Cut the cards anywhere you'd like.

▯▯▯▯▯▯▯          ▯▯▯▯▯▯ 

Complete the cut, please.


Would you agree that your card is completely lost in the deck? Awesome.

Now, watch carefully as your card magically travels...


...from wherever it is...


...all the way...


...to the top.


Is this your card?

It isn't? Damn, is it this one?

You're joking, right? No, that's definitely your card.


Well, shit.


Alright, office hours are over. Go home, everyone.