Numbers are nearly part of every aspect of our daily lives: telephone numbers, zip codes, Social Security numbers, driver's license and credit card numbers. No wonder we're fascinated, intrigued, even a bit bewildered by them. Now you can perform show-stopping tricks, stunts and routines that are sure to delight your audience because they capitalize on our natural fascination for numbers.
Karl Fulves, well-known writer in the field of magic, presents 101 baffling tricks that are so easy-to-do, they practically work by themselves. While all the tricks involve basic mathematical principles, the mathematics is not discussed here; rather, emphasis is on performing and perfecting the tricks. They can be learned quickly and put into operation immediately, and best of all, they really dazzle an audience!
Among the seemingly impossible tricks and stunts in this book: guessing a spectator's age or how long a married couple have known each other; predicting the sum of a group of numbers and using your brain like a lightning calculator; and instantly memorizing long lists of numbers or objects. Also included are tricks involving cards, calendars, magic squares and betting games. With this book and a bit of practice, you can perform an assortment of number tricks that will astound and delight your audience. Whatever your age or math skills, you'll soon be baffling friends and relatives.
(Paperbound, 145 pages, 98 illustrations.)
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