I love a good interactive magic trick. The ability to reach through the screen and amaze someone in their own home from 100s or 1000s of miles away, that's real magic.
I created this effect ten or so years ago and posted it on my old blog. At that time there wasn't really an easy way for people to spread the word about it. Since then I've seen a lot of interactive magic tricks blow-up and go viral -- which wasn't even really a concept back when I wrote this originally. I'm almost hesitant to post it because I know it's going to be all over reddit and on boingboing and all over social media and people are going to flip their shit and be like, "So wait... is psychic power real?" And I'll have to direct them to my disclaimer or else people will be sending me emails about healing their grandma's anal palsy with my immense powers. And yeah, that's all going to be a pain to deal with, but sometimes you just want to freak people's beans so bad like I'm going to do with this trick.
Take a look at the picture below. Allow your eyes to scan back and forth along the cards, finally resting on one of them. This is your selection. However, if you'd like, I will give you one chance to change your mind to another card. Go ahead. Do you have a card in mind? Don't forget it. Scroll down the page slowly and you will come to a second picture where your thought of card has completely disappeared.
Now repeat the magic incantation..
And shazam! Your card is gone!
If you were amazed, make sure to post this to your facebook and tweet it and send it to your boss on LinkedIn and let your fellow anal palsy sufferers on patientslikeme.com know about it.