How many of you have had this happen? You ask someone to think of a number from one to a thousand... you even give them the opportunity to change it. You write down a number on a piece of paper and give it to them. You ask them to open it and it was the exact number they were thinking of, when you didn't even ask them what the number was... for all intents and purposes you are a real psychic, and you really have done the real thing. Your spectator smiles and then says "I bet everyone picks 652." AAAAAAAGGGGH! Do you even think before you open your mouth? You are tempted to even get into an argument with them, suggesting that they go ask a random person to think of a number and see if they thought of the same one. But you know better than to do that, as the magic moment is lost forever. What should have been (and for our purposes was) a real miracle has been ruined, turned into a moment of "that was kind of cool." What can you do to avoid this from happening?