Here’s how to do the mind reading Gray Elephant in Denmark trick featured by Michael Mode in his innovation talks:
1. Have the person open their phone to the keypad screen and think of any number from 1-9.
2. Have them multiply the number they are thinking of by 9.
3. If their total is two digits, have them add the two numbers in their total together to get a single digit total.
4. Ask them to subtract 6 from the new number they are thinking of.
5. They are now thinking of a new number, have them look at that number on the keypad of their phone.
6. Have them look at the first letter under that number and think of a country that starts with that letter.
7. Have them look at the second letter under that number and think of a wild animal that starts with that letter.
8. Have them think of the color of that animal.
9. Tell them to really concentrate on what the country and animal.
10. Tell them they are thinking of a Gray Elephant in Denmark!