Originally posted by Pete McCabe:
Gary's procedure for correcting the piles at the end is the closest I've ever seen to the one I use, which I either learned or came up with in high school 30 years ago. It has no sleights and is perfectly natural and utterly deceptive. If you see me at the Castle some time, ask me to show it to you.
Or, one could look it up here on the Forum. Pete wrote it up nearly four years ago, in the thread titled "Out of This World" Final Display.
The oddest reaction I ever received to OOTW was from a mathematician I performed it for. After the conclusion, he just stood staring at the cards on the table for a long time, with a puzzled expression.
I finally asked, "What are you thinking?"
He said, "Well, the separation of the cards into reds and blacks, that I can understand - that could just be a trick. But how did I deal the cards at random, and end up separating the cards exactly in half?"