by Harold McCoy
(Rossville, Ga)

THE EFFECT: You reveal a country, an animal and the color of the animal a spectator has only just thought of!

THE SECRET: Ask a spectator to think of any number. Ask them to double that number then add 8, divide that new number by 2, then subject the original number they thought of.

Example: 20 + 20 = 40 + 8 = 48 divided by 2 = 24 minus 20 = 4 (Final number is always 4, more on this later).

Get the spectator to tranpose the final number into letters. Example 1 is A, 2 is B, C is 3, 4 would be D. Ask them to think of any country that begins with the letter that they have.

As their number is 4 they will have the letter D. The only country they will be able to think of will be Denmark. Then tell them to go one letter past the original letter they thought of, in this case one letter past D is the letter E. Ask them to use that letter to think of any animal whose name begins with that that letter. In 99% of cases the spectator will think of Elephant.

Then have them think of the color of that animal and of course it will always be the color grey! Finally proceed to reveal to the spectator they thought of Denmark the animal is an Elephant and the color of the animal is grey.

The number they pick at the beginning of this trick does not matter as it will always end up being 4 as long as you make sure they do the math correctly! Do not do this trick twice for the same audience as obviously the answers always come out the same!

Average Rating

 Jun 23, 2012 Rating Not Great by: Anonymous Didn't work with me, I thought of an eel.

 Mar 19, 2012 Rating word by: Mr. E it actually worked

 Sep 15, 2011 Rating Iguana by: Anonymous I knew it with "Iguana" (it's almost impossible to think of a different animal; non-Spanish speakers may take a while to come up with it at all).

 Jul 27, 2010 Rating Djibuti by: JJJas 1. Djibouti or Dominican Republic! (Dubai is a city in United Arab Emirates). 2. Eagle! 3. When you have children in the audience, you'll be surprised, how colourful elephants can be...

 Jul 28, 2009 Rating Bad trick by: Anonymous Or they might think of dubai - or the dominican republic. And they might think of an eagle, og an eel or something else.

 Apr 03, 2009 Rating Risky.. by: LOL Lol u are takin a huge risk maybe they think of another thing that starts with E or w/e and if u get it wrong they'll laugh in yo fce

 Nov 14, 2008 Rating RUBY TUESDAYS by: Anonymous you learned theat from ruby tuesdays

 Oct 10, 2008 Rating Chancy by: Anonymous If it works out which it may not every time you are taking a risk.

 Jun 11, 2008 Rating Great Mind Reading Effect by: Anonymous Awesome effect! Liked it a lot!