Working with BBC three we have created the world’s most unbelievably awesome interactive web viral that YOU can actually perform yourself. It’s the best trick ever! You’ll be able to con your friends, family and work colleges into believing that they possess genuine psychic powers!
Filming as members ofÂ the mysterious “Board of New Science” we created a strange video which claims to test for ESP. However, hidden within this video is some secret technology that can totally distort someone’s perception of reality.
All you need to know is how to click the play button in the right way. Every time the video pauses the play button appears in the centre of the screen. This innocent looking play button is split into 5 sections which correspond to the 5 different shapes like this:
When your friend says one of the shapes all you need to do is click the play button in the right place. For example, if they say cross it’s top right or if they say star it’s right on or in the arrow in the middle. We’ve made this as simple as possible for you to perform all you have to do is remember where to click.
To see this trick in action and to help you further we’ve filmed this video:
Finally, here’s a few interesting bonus tips for performing the trick:
1. The small play/pause button in the lower left hand corner is mapped out in the same way as the large button. So if your aim is good enough you can use the small play button or even switch between using the large and small play buttons to throw your friend off the scent.
2. Sometimes people will think that your computer microphone is on and knows what shape has been said through some ‘speech recognition’ software. To combat this you can ask your friend to whisper the shape into your ear or even draw it on a piece of paper.
3. This trick is online it so it will work on ANY computer. You will always get a better reaction if you show it to your friend on their computer because they know there’s nothing rigged about their machine. Here’s the URL http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/psychic_card_trick/psychic_card_trick.swf
4. The best part about doing this trick is seeing the look on your friends face when you explain that it was all a scam and that it was you that was tricking them all along.