how, on delivering a ring to a number of persons, to find which person has got it, which hand it is on, which finger, and which joint. \n people seated in a row and numbered, calculation is made and result gives answers \n unknown
1784
breslaw's last legacy
Unknown
How, on delivering a Ring to a Number of Persons, to find which Person has got it, which Hand it is on, which Finger, and which Joint.
people seated in a row and numbered, calculation is made and result gives answers
démonstration de mémoire avec un livre de 100 pages de chiffres \n memory demonstration with a 100-page book of numbers \n henri decremps
1786
testament de jérôme sharp Henri Decremps
Démonstration de mémoire avec un livre de 100 pages de chiffres
Memory demonstration with a 100-page book of numbers
the demon digits \n three cards with numbers arrange themselves in requested order \n adolphe "magicus" blind \n the demon digits \n adolphe "magicus" blind
1911
later magic Adolphe "Magicus" Blind
The Demon Digits
three cards with numbers arrange themselves in requested order
a tissue paper mystery \n number cards, one chosen, liar is seen on tissue paper, when turned over and ar removed, it reads 17 which is the chosen number \n edward bagshawe
1924
exclusive problems in magic Edward Bagshawe
A Tissue Paper Mystery
number cards, one chosen, LIAR is seen on tissue paper, when turned over and AR removed, it reads 17 which is the chosen number
the elusive digits \n four cards with numbers from one to four in a glass frame, arrange in wanted order, second set of cards in card stand \n oswald rae
1926
between ourselves Oswald Rae
The Elusive Digits
four cards with numbers from one to four in a glass frame, arrange in wanted order, second set of cards in card stand
double date \n dates of two borrowed coins divined, dates written into grid on a paper by spectator \n tom sellers \n anything squared \n karl fulves
1931
magical pleasantries Tom Sellers
Double Date
dates of two borrowed coins divined, dates written into grid on a paper by spectator
telling a chosen card \n divine value of playing card via mathematical method (multiply by three, add six, divide by three) \n unknown
1949
tricks and stunts with playing cards
Unknown
Telling a Chosen Card
Divine value of playing card via mathematical method (multiply by three, add six, divide by three)
the elevens stunt \n mathematical stunt, place three cards on table, numbers can always be divided by eleven \n unknown
1949
tricks and stunts with playing cards
Unknown
The Elevens Stunt
Mathematical stunt, place three cards on table, numbers can always be divided by eleven
think of a number \n business cards with number written on them, chosen number is spelled and card with same number is found \n ronald b. edwards
1954
the new phoenix 301-348 Ronald B. Edwards
Think of a Number
business cards with number written on them, chosen number is spelled and card with same number is found
the three heaps \n start with three heaps of matches, magician can (without looking) form a single pile of matches equal a number called out by spectator \n unknown \n welcome change \n jim steinmeyer \n zeitgeist \n jim steinmeyer
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery
Unknown
The Three Heaps
start with three heaps of matches, magician can (without looking) form a single pile of matches equal a number called out by spectator
heath's "tappit" \n tapping the hours type of trick, but with colored tiles and numbers printed on them \n royal vale heath \n tapping the hours \n unknown \n eddie joseph
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery Royal Vale Heath
Heath's "Tappit"
Tapping the Hours type of trick, but with colored tiles and numbers printed on them
blyth's domino box \n dominoes in a box shifted, the spots on the dominoes will predict how many have been shifted \n will blyth \n blocks of india \n unknown
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery Will Blyth
Blyth's Domino Box
Dominoes in a box shifted, the spots on the dominoes will predict how many have been shifted
the cyclic number \n a packet containing six cards forming the number 142857, when multiplied by any number from 2 to 6, gives a result which the cards themselves reveal \n lloyd e. jones
1956
mathematics, magic and mystery Lloyd E. Jones
The Cyclic Number
A packet containing six cards forming the number 142857, when multiplied by any number from 2 to 6, gives a result which the cards themselves reveal
time on my hands \n twelve chips with numbers on one side and letters on other side, five color coded control cards (cccc), clock layout, a chosen number is eventually revealed \n paul swinford
1971
lecture notes Paul Swinford
Time on my Hands
twelve chips with numbers on one side and letters on other side, five color coded control cards (CCCC), clock layout, a chosen number is eventually revealed
paradox papers \n paper with numbers in a 4x4 grid is folded into small square, edges cut off, then all even numbers are one way and the odds another, application with cards, steve shimm suggestion, tapestry handling, see also p. 521 for gene nielson handling, h. e. dudeney \n martin gardner \n henry dudeny puzzle from "modern puzzles" (1926) \n news test \n edmund rowland \n paradox papers \n martin gardner \n wraparound \n karl fulves \n foldover notes \n karl fulves \n paper folding note \n karl fulves \n paradox redux \n philip t. goldstein \n folding numbers \n jack avis \n the core \n pit hartling \n disparity \n ramón riobóo
1971
the pallbearers review vol. 5-8 Martin Gardner
Paradox Papers
paper with numbers in a 4x4 grid is folded into small square, edges cut off, then all even numbers are one way and the odds another, application with cards, Steve Shimm suggestion, tapestry handling, see also p. 521 for Gene Nielson handling, H. E. Dudeney
numbers game \n several numbers are written next to letters of the alphabet, one letter is selected with abc cards and performer divines number \n jerry mentzer
1972
the compleat magick — volume i Jerry Mentzer
Numbers Game
several numbers are written next to letters of the alphabet, one letter is selected with ABC cards and performer divines number
the missing digit \n spectator form two numbers from all ten digits, adds them and removes one digit from answer which the performer divines, from a dover collection edited by martin gardner \n sam lloyd
1972
the pallbearers review vol. 5-8 Sam Lloyd
The Missing Digit
spectator form two numbers from all ten digits, adds them and removes one digit from answer which the performer divines, from a Dover collection edited by Martin Gardner
in the mirror \n spectator writes number on mirror, performer on another mirror, numbers transpose in mirror writing, variation with words, see also p. 786 for comment by reinhard müller \n robert e. neale \n karl fulves
1974
the pallbearers review vol. 9-10 Robert E. Neale, Karl Fulves
In the Mirror
spectator writes number on mirror, performer on another mirror, numbers transpose in mirror writing, variation with words, see also p. 786 for comment by Reinhard Müller
lightning strikes thrice \n three numbers and totals arrived at with blank cards, they are all identical, see p. 1053 for note by johnnie murray \n stewart judah \n lightning strikes thrice \n stewart judah \n blue lightning \n karl fulves \n cubic code \n karl fulves
1974
the pallbearers review vol. 9-10 Stewart Judah
Lightning Strikes Thrice
three numbers and totals arrived at with blank cards, they are all identical, see p. 1053 for note by Johnnie Murray
smart as hell \n numbers written on slip, some chosen, person with higher total wins, amazingly the totals are equal \n arthur hill
1975
the pallbearers review vol. 9-10 Arthur Hill
Smart As Hell
numbers written on slip, some chosen, person with higher total wins, amazingly the totals are equal
numerology \n performer and spectator choose a digit from serial of a bill, after some calculation the spectator has a two-digit number with both those digits \n karl fulves
1977
the magic book Karl Fulves
Numerology
performer and spectator choose a digit from serial of a bill, after some calculation the spectator has a two-digit number with both those digits
change in mind \n "as many pennies as you have, plus three more, plus enough left over...", trick that fooled einstein with coins \n karl fulves \n correct change \n jon racherbaumer
1977
the magic book Karl Fulves
Change in Mind
"as many pennies as you have, plus three more, plus enough left over...", trick that fooled Einstein with coins
the new math miracle \n six cards with numbers on both sides in envelopes, shuffled and turned over by spectator, total is divined \n larry becker \n hummer's poker chip baffle \n bob hummer
1978
world of super mentalism Larry Becker
The New Math Miracle
six cards with numbers on both sides in envelopes, shuffled and turned over by spectator, total is divined
sh-h-! \n 25 number card with numbers from one to five, spectator divines if numbers match or not \n dr. dan j. alessini
1979
the compleat magick — volume iii Dr. Dan J. Alessini
SH-H-!
25 number card with numbers from one to five, spectator divines if numbers match or not
numeru \n 52 number cards, one is removed without looking and performer removes two cards, cards are placed face-up where spectator cuts, deck is shown in numerical order and cards placed at correct spot, when both numbers are added the result equals the selection \n howard a. adams
1980
oicufesp Howard A. Adams
Numeru
52 number cards, one is removed without looking and performer removes two cards, cards are placed face-up where spectator cuts, deck is shown in numerical order and cards placed at correct spot, when both numbers are added the result equals the selection
astro perception calendar \n spectator's birth month used to count to a esp symbol on a grid, it's predicted \n steve dusheck \n astro perception calendar \n steve dusheck
1980 ca.
lecture no. 1 Steve Dusheck
Astro Perception Calendar
spectator's birth month used to count to a ESP symbol on a grid, it's predicted
computer dating \n no. 2, two persons write a digit, calculation done with one digit leads to two-digit number composed of both original numbers \n unknown
1983
self-working number magic
Unknown
Computer Dating
No. 2, two persons write a digit, calculation done with one digit leads to two-digit number composed of both original numbers
resistible rithmetic \n no. 3, spectator writes number with writing surface held away and gets it wrong (18 instead of 81), mirror writing \n unknown
1983
self-working number magic
Unknown
Resistible Rithmetic
No. 3, spectator writes number with writing surface held away and gets it wrong (18 instead of 81), mirror writing
step right up \n no. 4, sixteen slips, half with "i owe you $1", half with "you owe me $1", spectator writes down 1, 2, 4, 8 in any order with plus or minus between and counts to a slip and loses \n unknown
1983
self-working number magic
Unknown
Step Right Up
No. 4, sixteen slips, half with "i owe you $1", half with "you owe me $1", spectator writes down 1, 2, 4, 8 in any order with plus or minus between and counts to a slip and loses
lightning strikes thrice \n no. 10, three numbers and totals arrived at with blank cards, they are all identical \n stewart judah \n lightning strikes thrice \n stewart judah
1983
self-working number magic Stewart Judah
Lightning Strikes Thrice
No. 10, three numbers and totals arrived at with blank cards, they are all identical
paradox papers \n no. 9, paper with numbers in a 4x4 grid is folded into small square, edges cut off, then all even numbers are one way and the odds another, application with card values on paper or card layout (chosen card turned over is only odd-colored at the end) \n martin gardner \n paradox papers \n martin gardner
1985
self-working paper magic Martin Gardner
Paradox Papers
No. 9, paper with numbers in a 4x4 grid is folded into small square, edges cut off, then all even numbers are one way and the odds another, application with card values on paper or card layout (chosen card turned over is only odd-colored at the end)
mind scan \n no. 57, two cardboards, one has triangle and circle cut out, other has some numbers, spectator puts first one on top of second one, adds numbers that are visible and announces total, performer knows numbers and which is in circle \n karl fulves \n hummer effects \n karl fulves
1985
self-working paper magic Karl Fulves
Mind Scan
No. 57, two cardboards, one has triangle and circle cut out, other has some numbers, spectator puts first one on top of second one, adds numbers that are visible and announces total, performer knows numbers and which is in circle
mah jongg cubes \n colored squares with numbers on other side, number selected and spelled with mixed squares \n unknown
1985
the fred braue notebooks
Unknown
Mah Jongg Cubes
colored squares with numbers on other side, number selected and spelled with mixed squares
the binary system \n historical information and punch card sorting applications
- sorting 32 punch cards in numerical order
- divining selected number
- solving logic problem \n martin gardner \n scientific american, dec. 1960 \n gardner adenda \n paul swinford
1986
the cyberdeck Martin Gardner
The Binary System
historical information and punch card sorting applications
grab gamble \n coins in bowl, spectator reaches in and takes a handful of coins and pockets them in three-phase procedure, number of remaining coins divined \n terri rogers \n das greifzu-spiel \n terri rogers
1988
more secrets Terri Rogers
Grab Gamble
coins in bowl, spectator reaches in and takes a handful of coins and pockets them in three-phase procedure, number of remaining coins divined
das greifzu-spiel \n coins in bowl, spectator reaches in and takes a handful of coins and pockets them in three-phase procedure, number of remaining coins divined \n terri rogers \n grab gamble \n terri rogers
1989
intermagic Terri Rogers
Das Greifzu-Spiel
coins in bowl, spectator reaches in and takes a handful of coins and pockets them in three-phase procedure, number of remaining coins divined
astro perception calendar \n spectator's birth month used to count to a esp symbol on a grid, it's predicted \n steve dusheck \n astro perception calendar \n steve dusheck
1993
dusheck's mental magic Steve Dusheck
Astro Perception Calendar
spectator's birth month used to count to a ESP symbol on a grid, it's predicted
unlisted numbers \n four discs with four numbers on each, spectator choses one disc, all put in pocket, performer finds right one without looking \n karl fulves
1993
easy-to-do magic tricks for children Karl Fulves
Unlisted Numbers
four discs with four numbers on each, spectator choses one disc, all put in pocket, performer finds right one without looking
jumble \n number up to twelve chosen, letters that spell the number taken from letter deck, second number as well, performer looks at all letters shuffled together and announced both numbers, with two more uses of sallows square
- crosswords
- si minus (card counting analog) \n karl fulves
1994
verbatim Karl Fulves
Jumble
number up to twelve chosen, letters that spell the number taken from letter deck, second number as well, performer looks at all letters shuffled together and announced both numbers, with two more uses of Sallows Square
jumbled numbers \n no. 33, seven numbers on slips of paper are threaded onto safety pin in random order, performer takes it behind his back and tears off the numbers in order of spectator's phone number \n karl fulves
1995
easy magic Karl Fulves
Jumbled Numbers
No. 33, seven numbers on slips of paper are threaded onto safety pin in random order, performer takes it behind his back and tears off the numbers in order of spectator's phone number
comment on contest influence \n five cards, one one and four zeros, put in any order and the resulting number is paid out \n karl fulves \n "contest influence" (robert ecklund, ed mellon's "mental wise") \n contest influence solutions \n max abrams
1995
the fine print Karl Fulves
Comment on Contest Influence
five cards, one One and four Zeros, put in any order and the resulting number is paid out
Inspired by
"Contest Influence" (Robert Ecklund, Ed Mellon's "Mental Wise")
contest influence solutions \n five cards, one one and four zeros, put in any order and the resulting number is paid out, two methods, velleda \n max abrams \n before your eyes \n norman ashworth \n comment on contest influence \n karl fulves
1996
the fine print Max Abrams
Contest Influence Solutions
five cards, one One and four Zeros, put in any order and the resulting number is paid out, two methods, velleda
a new year curiosity \n "dot com - tricks and stunts with numbers"
apparently random calculation with a 3x3 matrix, 1997 arrived at \n martin gardner \n dr. irving joshua matrix \n rec newsletter (michael ecker) \n a very good year \n sam schwartz
1997
the fine print Martin Gardner, Dr. Irving Joshua Matrix
A New Year Curiosity
"Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
apparently random calculation with a 3x3 matrix, 1997 arrived at
a very good year \n "dot com - tricks and stunts with numbers"
apparently random calculation with a 3x3 matrix, 1998 arrived at \n sam schwartz \n a new year curiosity \n martin gardner \n dr. irving joshua matrix
1997
the fine print Sam Schwartz
A Very Good Year
"Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
apparently random calculation with a 3x3 matrix, 1998 arrived at
your better half \n "dot com - tricks and stunts with numbers"
age revealed after some number calculation \n karl fulves
1998
the fine print Karl Fulves
Your Better Half
"Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
age revealed after some number calculation
totalizer \n "an impromptu trick with four dice"
four dice put on table with one-two-five-six sides up, spectator follows some instructions or not while back is turned and covers dice, performer arranges dice so that two left dice have same total as right dice \n karl fulves
2001
latter day secrets Karl Fulves
Totalizer
"An impromptu trick with four dice"
four dice put on table with One-Two-Five-Six sides up, spectator follows some instructions or not while back is turned and covers dice, performer arranges dice so that two left dice have same total as right dice
cryptomania \n board to transcribe letters into numbers, names become numbers etc \n david berglas
2002
the mind & magic of david berglas David Berglas
Cryptomania
board to transcribe letters into numbers, names become numbers etc
alpha numeric \n further notes on combo system and number systems
- the octal system
- the hexadecimal system
- binary to hex \n karl fulves
2005
combo ii Karl Fulves
easy as a<sup><sup>b</sup>⁄<sub>c</sub><sup> \n calculator option for simplifying task to spectators in division tricks \n mel bennett \n zangbar zackleback problem (genii, june 1952, oct. 1958, ibidem #12-14) \n "math prediction" (david g. luenberger, linking ring, march 1974, p. 77) \n remains to be seen \n sam schwartz \n karl fulves
2006
prolix Mel Bennett
Easy As A^{b⁄c
}
calculator option for simplifying task to spectators in division tricks
Inspired by
Zangbar Zackleback Problem (Genii, June 1952, Oct. 1958, Ibidem #12-14)
Related to
"Math Prediction" (David G. Luenberger, Linking Ring, March 1974, p. 77)
breaking bread \n small pieces of bread placed in groups that form a square, even though some are eaten, the amount of bread stays the same, mathematical principle (edge counting) \n robert e. neale \n to feed many \n michael weber
2008
this is not a book Robert E. Neale
Breaking Bread
Small pieces of bread placed in groups that form a square, even though some are eaten, the amount of bread stays the same, mathematical principle (edge counting)
i bless bile \n cards with numbers on them used to spell various words when turned upside down, then flipped over to reveal a skull picture \n robert e. neale \n hot spell \n dan harlan
2008
this is not a book Robert E. Neale
I Bless Bile
Cards with numbers on them used to spell various words when turned upside down, then flipped over to reveal a skull picture
nothing test \n numbers chosen and put in calculator, divided by numbers chosen from deck of cards, remainder given out in money, it is zero three times \n mel bennett
2010
prolix Mel Bennett
Nothing Test
numbers chosen and put in calculator, divided by numbers chosen from deck of cards, remainder given out in money, it is zero three times
perpetual \n "in order"
four cardboard pieces with numbers on both sides are in envelopes, with his back turned the performer orders them in numerical order \n karl fulves \n perpetual notions \n karl fulves
2011
prolix Karl Fulves
Perpetual
"In Order"
four cardboard pieces with numbers on both sides are in envelopes, with his back turned the performer orders them in numerical order
perpetual notions \n "notes on 'perpetual'"
four cardboard pieces with numbers on both sides are in envelopes, with his back turned the performer orders them in numerical order
- tight circle
- in color
- picking numbers
- perceptual
- using windows
- perpetual numbers \n karl fulves \n perpetual \n karl fulves
2011
xtra credit Karl Fulves
Perpetual Notions
"Notes on 'Perpetual'"
four cardboard pieces with numbers on both sides are in envelopes, with his back turned the performer orders them in numerical order
numballoon prediction \n use numbered balloons to predict serial number on dollar bill \n jon allen \n shimon nahamani
2017
the interrobang lecture Jon Allen, Shimon Nahamani
Numballoon Prediction
Use numbered balloons to predict serial number on dollar bill
welcome change \n three piles of coin, some mixing, then number of coins in a pile is known by performer without looking \n jim steinmeyer \n the three heaps \n unknown
2020
virtual impuzzibilities Jim Steinmeyer
Welcome Change
three piles of coin, some mixing, then number of coins in a pile is known by performer without looking