# Number Mind Reading

by Amber

(Louisiana)

**THE EFFECT:** You and a friend approach a spectator and ask him to think of a number. The spectator then whispers this number to your friend (or you if you prefer) but not to both. Then you and your friend place your hands on either side of each others head and close your eyes. A few seconds later you reveal the spectator's number.

**THE SECRET:** This is an amazing trick that has baffled most of my friends. It has nothing to do with your voice or blinking, as many people will accuse you. You are simply clenching your teeth the number of times the spectator chose.

For example, if you had your hands lying against the cheeks of your friend, and you felt him bite down 8 times in a row (make sure he doesn't go too quickly) then the spectators number was 8. Everybody's mouth form is different so if you have big jaws and bite down really hard the other person's hands may move slightly. This is

**USUALLY** overlooked by the spectator.

Once you are good at this trick, you can do 2, 3, and even 4 digit numbers. All you or your friend has to do is clench the teeth the first digit's number of times, pause, then the second number etc. For example, if the spectator chose the number 372, you or your friend will clench your jaw 3 times in a row, pause a few seconds, then 7 more times, pause a second, then 2.

This trick is really awesome, nobody I knew could figure it out. The way you hold your hands and count does involve some practice.

**You and your friend need to practice first before actually performing!**