Here's an Amazing Card Trick Bet You Will Always Win

The beauty of math and numbers and formulas and equations and so forth is that they can work without you ever understanding how the hell they work. What seems like complete randomness is actually just a math problem! Like this slick trick with a deck of cards. Take twenty or so cards and flip over five cards face side up and randomly insert them back into the rest of the deck. Shuffle it up all you want, split the deck in two and you can get the same exact amount of face up cards in each card pile.

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How does it work? The trick is in the flip. Or the magic of math! Or sorcery of numbers solutions. [Quirkology]

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onefineday
onefineday

Unless I did keg stands with lead paint in front of an open microwave lined with asbestos when I was a toddler, I'm not following this.

You take out five cards. Flip them over. Stick them back in the deck. And SUPRISE! They're still facing the same direction.

Next thing you're gonna tell me is that when you play "got your nose" with a toddler you really got their nose.