Ricky Jay and I attended a lecture by Prof. Diaconis at Stanford some time ago... and the subject was the order of cards after shuffling.
It was INCREDIBLE... Persi did effects neither Ricky or I had ever seen or heard of.
Theoretically it was all mathematics (he's a Professor of statistics and probability) but we knew he was doing some sleight-of-hand and gypsying in some coolers...
Anyway, after the lecture (which included several six foot long math formulas on the white board) a mathematician from Japan said to Persi, "Professor Diaconis, I believe on trick number 17 you must, some how, have UNSHUFFLED the cards."
Heheheheheh... tooo cooool... :D
Maybe some day I should write about Persi's first visit to Jack MacMillen. Nah... too too too unbelievable...
Stay tooned, 'til Roc gets Pate from a DUCK. :eek: