There I said it. I've already talked about how infomercials make me want to buy - in fact, I need an $845 Blendtec blender. And I consistently watch in amazement as magicians, hucksters, hustlers, whomever perform tricks that I'm just not smart enough to figure out. Well, Ask Men has come through with an explanation of four different magic tricks that I can now use to dazzle and amaze friends and acquaintances who are just as gullible as I am. Apparently, these are virtually fool-proof provided you actually are able to remember how to complete the trick. Here's the one that seems easiest:
This first trick requires a little preparation. Begin by writing down a four-figure number that is twice the number of the current year. For example, in 2006, the number would be 4012. Once you’ve written it down, seal the piece of paper in a plain envelope and leave it in the open. Now comes the fun part: choosing a volunteer! Pick a female you fancy and ask her to write down the following four numbers on another piece of paper:
- The year she was born. This particular piece of information will instantly tell you whether or not she’s jailbait.
- The year of an important event in her life. This could be anything from her first kiss to the year she graduated from high school.
- The number of years that have passed since this special event.
- Her current age.
Once she has recorded all four dates, ask her to add them up. Bear in mind that a true gentleman always assists a woman in distress, so be prepared to help her out with the arithmetic. Once she has arrived at her total, ask her to open the envelope and look at the slip of paper inside. Miraculously, the total will be the same as the number you previously wrote down!
The secret: Although the four numbers you requested may seem random, they always add up to the exact same total. Who knew turning tricks could be so much fun?
There's three more for you to check out. Meanwhile, I'm off to find another sucker...