Jimmy Fallon Mind Reading Trick
It’s a great mind reading trick. You can watch it here:
The importance of this is that Blaine has memorized the whole deck and knows exactly where each card is. When Jimmy Fallon takes out the five cards, Blane just has to secretly look at the deck in his hand and he instantly knows which five cards are in Jimmy’s hands. He then just has to figure out which card Fallon is thinking of. This is a much easier task than it seems, since there are now only five possible cards Jimmy could be thinking of. He just has to look for small facial expressions which give away the correct card. Jimmy’s card is seven of hearts, so when he says ‘seven’ and when he says ‘hearts’, there are small changes in his facial expression which can be picked up by a skilled observer such as Blaine. Blaine is great at reading body language.
Once Blaine knows the card, he just has to finish the trick in a dramatic way, which he does wonderfully.
"David has memorized the order of only a section of the deck, and the is shuffling the other section.. the section that he has memorized is the one he exposes to Jimmy.. then when Jimmy takes the 5 cards, David is left with a bunch of cards in one hand and another bunch in the other.. he procedes to place the left bunch on top of the right bunch and then he says "Jimmy hold em up so only you could see it, like that" and David actually takes his cards to the level of his face and sees the first card in his bunch (which was the one that was inmediatly next to Jimmy's far left card) since David has them memorized he is able to name the next 5 cards. Asking Jimmy to name every number and every suit is just part of the misdirection of the whole thing."