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November 8, 2013 3:00 AM   Subscribe

...to leave a smile on your face, by Helder Guimarães: Individual vs Crowd | Chaos | Freedom | Trick

About how many shuffles does it take to make a deck of cards random? Seven.
posted by Blazecock Pileon (12 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Very nice: much smiles.

Reminds me of the single-handed, watch-me-do-it slow magic of Rene Levand.
posted by cenoxo at 3:51 AM on November 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


I do ILLUSIONS.
posted by cthuljew at 4:09 AM on November 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


this guy is half of the Nothing to Hide show and if you're in NYC go see it right now!!
posted by dogwalker at 6:26 AM on November 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Who is Helder?

I don't know, but he is entertaining and good at doing...not tricks.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 6:59 AM on November 8, 2013


Great stuff.
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 7:14 AM on November 8, 2013


Individual vs. Crowd, the only one I watched, is the McDonald aces. He should give credit where credit is due.
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 7:26 AM on November 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Absolutely exemplary technique. Aces!
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 9:00 AM on November 8, 2013


Thank you for the McDonald search word, the trick was entirely lost on me as someone with a non-visual memory. It made me realize how much I need card tricks spelled out for me. "Oh, those were aces at the beginning, and then they weren't, and then they were? I had no idea"
On re-watching, yes, wow. Crazy good technique.
posted by tigrrrlily at 9:50 AM on November 8, 2013


Helder Guimarães 20 minute show.
posted by chavenet at 1:52 PM on November 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh man, I love this. The style of the presentation reminds me of the iOS game DEVICE 6 that came out recently. That there's only 6 vids from a year ago makes me sad.
posted by rifflesby at 4:48 PM on November 8, 2013


About how many shuffles does it take to make a deck of cards random? Seven.
Actually, seven is not enough. Subsequent results showed at least eight are needed (pdf).
posted by nealeyoung at 5:24 PM on November 8, 2013


The background music made me think I was playing a Professor Layton game.
posted by cyberscythe at 7:02 PM on November 8, 2013


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