The Card Trick
By Christopher Munroe
Pick a card, any card.
Look, then put it back into the deck.
Queen of Diamonds, right?
Well, the trick only works one time in fifty-two.
When I did it to my buddy Steve, and it was the Queen of Diamonds, he basically lost his mind. Spent days trying to figure out how I did it. Eventually stopped asking me, but I suspect some part of him still wonders, even today.
And if you don’t think that was worth the dozens of times the trick failed, you don’t understand my willingness to over-commit to a bit at all.