Questions and Answers


Spectators write questions, seal them opaque envelopes, and give them to the mentalist. The mentalist gathers up the envelopes and then, one at a time, answers the question within before opening the envelope to see what the question is. And the answers are always appropriate!


There is no way for the mentalist to see inside the envelope ahead of time, so the answers are carefully worded so that they will appear correct no matter what the question is. Typical answers might include:

A talented mentalist may have as many as a hundred such stock answers ready, providing perfect, supernatural-sounding answers to questions as varied as, “Should I move to Paris?” “What is my dog’s name?” and “Is my wife smooching the pool guy?”End of story

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