Non-magic card non-trick

Jimmy Snyder

Here is something I learned as a child. I was just reminded of it and so I present it here. It is a little trick you can do with playing cards, but I don't know how to catagorize it.

Take all the cards of one suit and order them face down as follows:

3 8 7 A Q 6 4 2 J K 10 9 5

It might be easier to order them face up in the opposite order. Take the top card and put it on the bottom while saying "A", now the 8 will be on top and 3 on the bottom. Take the top card and put it on the bottom while saying "C". Now the 7 will be on top and the 8 on the bottom. Next take the top card and put on the bottom while saying "E". In other words, you spell out the word ACE and the Ace will be on the top of the deck. Turn it face up and remove it from the deck while saying Ace.

As you can easily see from the position of the 2 card that when you have spelled out "two", it will be on top and you can turn it face up and remove it from the deck. In fact as you spell out three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, jack, queen, and king, all of the cards will fall out in order.

It's not really a card trick, but my parents delighted me with it when I was a small child.

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256bits

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Neat!!
Do you have the French version?

I like Serena

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Funny!

I worked out the French version:
3 D A 5 7 R V 2 6 4 10 9 8

And while I'm at it, the Dutch version:
3 7 10 A 6 V 4 B 2 H 8 5 9

256bits

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21 minutes ......... speechless............awesome..............

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