Talk:628: Psychic

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Tip: No one picks 50. 01:35, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything is 42. This comic is wrong ;) --Dgbrt (talk) 18:52, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

Interestingly, it appears Megan was trying to trip Cueball up. The obvious choice would have been "42", a number with very geeky connotations, to say the least. Megan may have thought of it immediately, known Cueball would suspect, and gone for the next higher number, 43. Of course, Cueball was smart enough to realize this simple trick, and knew Megan was, too. So he won anyway. (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I seems that 37 (or 73) would be most not-random random. Though I cannot say, that sources are 100% reliable: [1] [2] 08:57, 15 May 2015 (UTC) Koovert

Wait, if Cueball's probability to pick a specific number is 1/100 and Megan's probability to pick a specific number is also 1/100, wouldn't the probability of their picks being the same be 0.01%? --Jogerj (talk) 02:11, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes, now multiply it by 100 because there can be 100 specific numbers. Anachor (talk) 10:17, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
No, because you only have to have one of them match the other, not both of them match a number from some other source. 07:07, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Ooh, so the 17 thing is real after all! I've long since spotted it, but was never sure whether it's objective or just me preferentially noticing this number. Man, it feels good to be vindicated. 05:11, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Did anyone else read this that this trick worked and got Cueball a date to the movies? He took the lead, assuming that she would go along with because she was amazed by his psychic ability. Cosumel (talk) 05:35, 8 March 2020 (UTC)

I think him saying "let's get to the movie" means they already had plans to go to the movies. Cueball probably just decided to stop and try out this trick out of the blue on their way there. Eurydice (talk) 05:07, 20 December 2021 (UTC)

I had this 'card trick' where I let someone think of any card in the 32 card deck im holding. Then I shuffle, present the deck face down and tell them to draw their card. Has worked once when like 10 people were watching. Everyone was baffled and tried to figure out how I did it for *hours*. Good times. 12:52, 23 May 2023 (UTC)