Improved Mental Logs


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Pre-owned from a magician’s estate purchase.

Effect: The performer displays four metal rods with different numbers on all sides. A spectator is invited to toss the rods and assemble them, and total the numbers on a calculator. The performer calls off the total of the numbers even before the spectator has managed to enter a single number on the calculator!

This can be repeated as often as you like, with a different result, because mathematically there are 6,144 different totals possible with the same rods. In fact, the effect can also be performed with 1,2,3, or all four rods, and there are literally several thousands of different totals. The basic effect conveyed by the performer is of a human computer that can add totals faster than any calculator!

With this new improved version of the Mental Logs, you can also perform this as a feat of Clairvoyance, by predicting the totals even before the numbers to be totaled are seen by you or the spectator. For this sort of presentation the spectator throws the four logs, and assembles them together. You immediately write the total down on a piece of paper. The spectator is now invited to turn all the logs over, (as a stack, together) and total the numbers on the opposite side, which are on view for the first time. Needless to say the total matches what you have written on your slip of paper!

Again this prediction type of effect can be performed with any 1,2,3, or all four logs, making several thousands of different possible totals. The spectator may believe you have memorized all the numbers on the logs, which is a very impressive feat by itself, when you point out how many thousands of different totals are mathematically possible.

Note: Each Mental Log measures 2″ long by 3/8″ square. Comes with complete detailed instructions. The props are beautifully made, with engraved numbers (which will never wear off), on metal rods, anodized in attractive color.