If you want to know why it works check this out:

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Postby Guest » 08/25/03 09:40 AM

If you want to know why it works check this out:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/alabaster/A544989
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 08/25/03 10:28 AM

How about that? Something more boring than the 21 card trick itself!

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Postby Guest » 08/25/03 10:54 AM

It is a joke, isn't it?

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Postby Ian Kendall » 08/25/03 12:56 PM

Nope, it's not a joke.

H2G2 is the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy (the DNA in the address are the initials of Douglas Adams). H2G2 is basically a collection of articles that people contribute to compile the said book.

There are several versions of H2G2 dotted around the web, although this one is the 'official' version. Looking around you can find them for every platform (I've got a good one for the Psion 5 somewhere...)

I look forward to having the time to work through the proof :)

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Postby Guest » 08/25/03 01:57 PM

Thanks Ian. Perhaps I should have read it more thoroughly.

I remember several decades ago thinking about why the 21 Card Trick worked, and the logic was trivial.

So when I glanced at this article and it refered to logarithms, I presumed that it was a p*ss-take.

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