Mute by Ryan Stock

This trick FOOLED ME FIVE TIMES IN A ROW. That doesn’t happen a lot, but I’m man enough to admit it.

MUTE was the actually first trick that Ryan ever showed me. I was CLUELESS. And since that time…the trick has grown more and more

Here’s how it looks:

Your friend walks out of the room. Somebody picks a card and puts it back in the deck. It really goes in the middle, and the cards really go in the box. Then your friend walks back into the room…and she INSTANTLY knows what the card was picked.

YOU DON’T SAY ANYTHING. (Hence the trick’s title: Mute.) In the past, tricks like this were accomplished by complex verbal coding, but with MUTE, you say NOTHING. You don’t have to hold your body in a certain position. No hand signals, either. No palming or indexing or fancy sleight-of-hand. Nothing like that.

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