Bamboozlers: Seven of Hearts

A date is mysteriously revealed.

Ask someone to remove a coin from their pocket. Make a wager that if you guess the date correctly that you get to keep the coin. Most everyone will comply with this, since it seems impossible.

As they look at the coin, you say, “Today’s date is (insert the current date).” They may groan at this gag, but you get to pocket the coin! Try the gag with a dollar bill if you are truly greedy!

When setting up the gag tell them that the ability to foresee hidden objects has been passed down and is in your bloodline. Say, “My father is psychic. My mother is telepathic. Ironically, this makes me psychopathic!”

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