Use any small, thin coins to show your prediction power. Prepare one of the coins by cutting it in half with some garden shears or strong scissors.
Don’t reveal the two half coins. Instead, jangle some coins together (4.5 in total) to demonstrate that you have them in hand.
Let me show you the power of prediction … I want you to think of a two-digit number between one and a hundred.
Get them to write the number down without showing you.
Now take those two digits and add them together.
For example, if they choose the number 63 it would be 6 + 3 = 9.
Then subtract that amount from the number.
For example, 63 - 9 = 54.
Take the two digits of that number and add them together.
For example, 5 + 4 = 9.
Whatever that number is, divide it in half …
(The answer is always 4.5)
What are the odds of me having the exact number of coins in my hand as that? Is that possible?
How much was it?
They’ll reveal the number 4.5 (no matter what number they initially choose).
Reveal that you have exactly 4.5 coins in your hand.
Some extra lines you can try
- It’s all fine when you’ve got multiples of nine.
- It always works when you’ve got a lucky half penny.
- A fistful of dollars is now a fistful of coins … inflation.
It works even if you don’t have a half coin. Reveal the answer of 4.5 from your head or write it down beforehand for the surprise kicker.