The Tonight Show: Lior Suchard
Mentalist Lior Suchard returned to The Tonight Show with yet another mind-bending trick to wow Jay Leno, James Spader, and the audiences in studio as well as at home. Can you do this with a dollar bill?
Jay Leno: What Is A Mentalist?
Lior Suchard said that he knows how to read people’s thoughts and play with their minds. He gave Jay a large roll of paper, and on the desk was a bowl containing $300 in $1 bills.
Jay chose a random bill, folded it into quarters, and placed it inside a manila envelope. Then Leno had to sit on the envelope.
Tonight Show: James Spader Mentalist
Next, Lior turned to James, giving him a poster board and a marker. James drew a circle on his posterboard and then was told to close his eyes.
Lior had a poster board of his own and quickly sketched a rudimentary smiley face on it. Then he had James open his eyes and draw a face of his own. Lior and James had drawings that I suppose were kind of similar.
Jay Leno: Lior Suchard Mentalist
For his next illusion, Lior grabbed James Spader’s cell phone, opened the calculator, and asked Jay for a four-digit number: 1492. He hit the + button and had James contribute the next number, 7594, before hitting + again.
Jay contributed 68721, a five-digit number, to the sum. Lastly, James had to silently come up with his own five-digit number to add to the sum. Then Spader had to multiply it by 31, a two-digit number supplied by Leno. (I’m confused by all this math already.)
The Tonight Show: Lior Suchard Calculator
The result was 40,450,437, and Lior Suchard got Spader and Leno to agree that they had not been supplied numbers in advance. Then it was time to unroll the paper, which improbably contained the eight-digit number they had just come up with.
Upon opening the sealed envelope containing a randomly selected dollar bill that Jay had been sitting on, the host found its serial number was also the number they had come up with. That is some voodoo, you guys.
Jay Leno: Lior Suchard Review
By spraying one extra line on the sheet and then turning it upside down, Lior got the number to spell the words Leno Show. That’s crazy, and I bet it is a fun live show if you can catch it on the road. How have we not solved all the world’s magic tricks in this modern Internet era?