No, actually I can't read your mind, it just means that you're average.
July 5, 2010 5:04 PM Subscribe
Help me find neat psychological and other tricks to make people think that I am smarter than I actually am.
posted by Knigel to human relations (32 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
Hello, I am looking for tricks to entertain people that I meet. For example, asking people a number between 1 and 10 and writing down the number 7 before hand since on average, most people choose 7. Are there other things like fruits or vegetables that also work like this? What are other statistical tricks?
This is just one example; however, I am looking for anything from card tricks to mind manipulation.
Also, how did this Ted talker make it look like he could unravel his hands while others couldn't? http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/keith_barry_does_brain_magic.html
In the end, when someone asks me if I can read their mind because I am a psychology major, I want to say yes and show them.