Ask a person if they’re open to having their mind read. Once they’re ready, start the questions.
Pick a number between 1 and 10.
Now multiply it by 9. If it's a 2-digit number, add them together. Now subtract 5.
Give them a few seconds to make sure they’ve got their sums right.
Right, now assign a letter to your number.
A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4, E=5, etc.
Think of a country that begins with that letter.
Got it? Now take the second letter of the country and think of an animal which begins with that letter.
Think of the colour of that animal…
You're thinking of a grey elephant from Denmark, right?
If they haven’t heard these questions before, they’re more than likely to have chosen this answer - due to top of mind thinking.
Some extra lines you can try
- Hang on, I don’t think you get grey elephants in Denmark.
- So not an ostrich from the Dominican Republic?
- What about an eagle from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea?
Instead of just verbally saying the answer, have a printed drawing of a grey elephant and the Danish flag ready to pull from your pocket, for added effect.