Here’s a cool trick if you’re ever at a karaoke bar. Not the private room ones, but where you’re singing to strangers. Kinda like Baby Grand when we were still around. That was where I had this idea. I never tried it, thinking I had all the time in the world. Boy, was I wrong.
Basically, you take out a piece of paper with a prediction written on it, it’s left in full view. Then you pull out your phone and use the calculator to multiply some random numbers from a few people. They get: 112,209. You show your prediction: 132.2.12. Hm, doesn’t match. But wait… the prediction wasn’t suppose to be their number. You have them open the karaoke song book: page 132, 2nd column, 12th song down. And BOOM. It’s Vanessa Carlton’s A Thousand Miles and the input number is 112209. But wait… the stranger singing on stage is also singing the same song!
Method is exactly what you think it is. Toxic force. You’ll just need to find out what song the next person is singing, figure out the set of prediction numbers (I just made up the example above. The books we had at Baby Grand had two columns per page. Not sure if they’re all like that), and time it out so when you reveal in the song book, the person is just starting to sing. There are usually two books- one by artist and one by song. So make sure you use the same one you made your prediction from.