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  • Hi.

  • Congratulations.

  • You looked genuinely shocked.

  • I was.

  • You really didn't think you were going to win?

  • No idea.

  • Well, we all thought Courtney was

  • going to win from the get-go.

  • Yeah.

  • She was pretty good.

  • She was amazing.

  • There was a lot of good talent this year.

  • Yeah.

  • So what are you going to do with a million dollars?

  • Well, I have a crummy car.

  • So I need to get a new car with that.

  • You could buy a bunch of cars.

  • Yeah.

  • And probably save a couple of dollars here and there.

  • And actually, I had a couple of friends recently struggling

  • with brain cancer, so I think I want

  • to try to contribute a little bit into research

  • and development and try to figure it out

  • so we can fight that.

  • Wow.

  • Good for you.

  • All right.

  • I love magic, and you're amazing.

  • So show us stuff.

  • All right.

  • I have a deck of cards over here.

  • All right.

  • Do you want to shuffle it?

  • Can you just give it a mix?

  • Yeah, sure.

  • You can examine the cards.

  • Oh, you trust me.

  • I mean, yeah, because you know, what's it going to be?

  • I mean, you can mess it up some more if you want.

  • It makes my job harder, so--

  • All right.

  • Then I'll just--

  • You want to look at all the cards?

  • Or are you happy?

  • Mm, that's good.

  • All right, cool.

  • All right, cool.

  • I'll take the cards.

  • All right.

  • You done?

  • She's not done.

  • She's going to make this really hard.

  • All right.

  • All right, now you're done.

  • I'm going to ripple down the deck.

  • You just say stop anytime you want, OK?

  • Stop.

  • Right there?

  • Yep.

  • Remember the card.

  • Yep.

  • Don't forget it.

  • Got it.

  • You forget it, the whole trick is over, OK?

  • All right.

  • Can I have your hand?

  • All right, cool.

  • Shuffle the cards.

  • All right.

  • All right, good?

  • Yep.

  • All right, cool.

  • Now we're all going to try to find her card.

  • But we're going to try to do it together.

  • And it's not going to really be a magic trick.

  • So don't try to figure this out.

  • It's going to be more of a game, OK?

  • We're going to try to--

  • I love games.

  • --find her cards together.

  • Yeah, yeah.

  • Yeah.

  • It's like a poker game, almost.

  • Oh, I love poker.

  • Is there money involved?

  • No.

  • Absolutely no money, OK?

  • I'm going to try my best to make--

  • Is there alcohol involved?

  • Yeah, if you want.

  • Is there alcohol?

  • No?

  • Right after this, OK?

  • OK.

  • All right, so you picked the card,

  • so you get to point to a pile.

  • This one.

  • All right.

  • You can go grab it.

  • OK.

  • Point to one.

  • That one.

  • This one?

  • All right.

  • I won't do anything funny, all right?

  • [INAUDIBLE]?

  • Well, I only have two choices.

  • I guess this one.

  • All right.

  • Here you go.

  • All right, so everyone grabbed a pack.

  • This is what we call a gambler's grip, or a dealer's grip.

  • At a casino, this is actually a dealer's table.

  • You can try dealing the cards like that.

  • Go ahead, give it a shot.

  • All right, so we can shuffle the cards like this.

  • And then you can deal and shuffle,

  • deal whenever you want.

  • But make sure you're dealing in a nice little pile.

  • You can even deal multiple cards like four or five cards,

  • or even all your cards if you're lazy like me.

  • And then, done.

  • Oh, wow.

  • Very good.

  • Oh, we just shuffle?

  • Yeah.

  • And then deal.

  • You can take your time.

  • It's OK.

  • All right, grab your-- yeah.

  • OK, grab your cards.

  • Grab your cards.

  • Like it matters.

  • All right.

  • Now, you guys play poker, right?

  • Yes.

  • Sure.

  • Yeah.

  • In poker we burn the top card.

  • Go ahead and burn the top card right there.

  • Oops.

  • It's all right.

  • But in this game, you can burn as many top cards as you want.

  • Go ahead.

  • Don't throw all your cards, obviously,

  • but I'm going to stop here.

  • You're going to keep going if you want.

  • It's your choice, your life.

  • OK.

  • Oh!

  • Woops!

  • You did it to.

  • That's fine.

  • All right.

  • I have some left.

  • Count how many you have.

  • One, two--

  • One, two--

  • Deal.

  • Deal down.

  • --three, four, five.

  • Yeah, go ahead and deal.

  • One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.

  • All right, cool.

  • We all have a different amount of cards.

  • I would say we threw about half your cards here.

  • Would you say that, Ellen?

  • Oh, yes.

  • About 50%.

  • Mm-hm.

  • So for the first time, because they don't know your card,

  • what was your card?

  • Six of diamonds.

  • Six of diamonds?

  • You shuffled the packet.

  • I have no idea what your card is or where it was.

  • The chances of the six of diamonds being in here

  • is about 50%.

  • But what if I told you--

  • and by the way, you picked your pile.

  • I didn't force you in any way.

  • No, not at all.