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‘The World’s Best’ Magician Justin Flom’s iPhone Card Trick

‘The World’s Best’ Magician Justin Flom’s iPhone Card Trick


>>JAMES: WELCOME BACK. WE’RE HERE WITH MAGICIAN JUSTIN
FLOM FROM “THE WORLD’S BEST,” WHICH AIRS WEDNESDAYS AT 8:00 PM
ON CBS. JUSTIN, YOU BLEW ME AWAY WHEN I
MET YOU ON THE SHOW.>>THANK YOU.>>James: TONIGHT, WHAT ARE
YOU DOING FOR US HERE?>>YOU’RE AN ACTOR, BUT NOT WITH
ME.>>James: I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT
YOU’RE ABOUT TO DO. NOT A CLUE.>>WHICH ONE OF THESE LADIES
SHOULD NAME A NUMBER FOR US.>>James: REBEL. REBEL, ONE TO TEN. NINE. GOOD. HOLD OUT YOUR HAND. I’LL COUNT DOWN NINE CARDS. WE’LL DO SOMETHING AMAZING WITH
THE NINTH CARD. ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE,
SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE.>>James: OKAY. REBEL, I’M GOING TO TEAR THIS
CARD. CAN YOU HEAR IT?>>YES. I’LL DO THIS. YOU HOLD ON TO THAT.>>OKAY. MY HANDS WILL STAY HERE. JAMES, HAVE I TOUCHED YOU?>>James: NOT AT ALL. NOT ONCE. DO YOU MEAN EMOTIONALLY OR —
( LAUGHTER )>>DO ME A FAVOR. I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY THIS,
CHECK YOUR INSIDE BREAST POCKET.>>OH, MY GOD! NO…>>NO. WOULD HAVE BEEN REALLY GOOD,
THOUGH. ( LAUGHTER )
IT’S IMPORTANT, IF YOU WOULD HAVE SAID A DIFFERENT NUMBER,
DIFFERENT CARD, THAT POCKET RIGHT THERE. RIGHT HERE. WATCH. HOLD ON TO IT TIGHT. NOW.>>James: SHUT THE FRONT DOOR. THERE’S A PIECE. WHAT? NOT JUST ANY PIECE. LINE IT UP HERE. IT’S A PERFECT MATCH. NOT JUST THE JACK OF HEARTS BUT
AN EXACT — ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>James: OH, MY GOD. THAT’S MAGIC. WEIRD, RIGHT? YEAH. ( LAUGHTER )
>>I WANT TO TRY SOMETHING MORE WITH A CELL PHONE AND MY WALLET,
ACTUALLY.>>James: OKAY. I’M GOING TO GET OUT MY
WALLET, TAKE OUT MY DRIVER’S LICENSE SO MY IDENTITY DOESN’T
GET STOLEN OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, BUT WHAT’S IMPORTANT,
WE’VE GOT THIS DRIVER’S LICENSE SPOT, WE’LL USE THAT IN A
SECOND. CAN YOU HELP ME WITH THIS?>>YES, OF COURSE. TAKE THE CARDS. I WANT YOU TO DEAL DOWN ON THE
TABLE ONE AT A TIME FACE DOWN INTO A PILE AND KEEP GOING, BUT
IF YOU WANT YOU CAN STOP AND SHUFFLE THOSE CARDS.>>OKAY. PERFECT. AND YOU CAN KEEP GOING AND DO
THEM IN CHUNKS OF CARDS IF YOU WANT TO PULL CARDS OUT OF THE
MIDDLE. NEATNESS COUNTS COUNTIES, BUT
WELL PUT THEM IN ONE FILE. KEEP DEALING ONE ON TOP OF THE
OTHER AND KEEP DOING THAT. I’M GOING TO SWITCH PLACES, BUT
DO WE HAVE A PHONE WE CAN USE?>>James: MY PHONE. LET’S GRAB THAT, PERFECT. WE’LL TAKE A PHOTOGRAPH OR MAYBE
A VIDEO AND WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN INCLUDE EVERYBODY IN THIS. JAMES, HAVE A SEAT WHERE I WAS
SITTING HERE.>>James: OKAY. YOU’RE GOING TO BE, LIKE, AN
F.B.I. AGENT.>>James: OKAY. I WANT YOU TO HOLD MY WALLET
LIKE YOU WERE AN F.B.I. AGENT. ( LAUGHTER )
>>James: SHUT UP, MAN. THAT’S PERFECT. I’M GOING TO DO THE VIDEO. HOLD THAT UP FOR ME. THAT’S PERFECT. WE’RE GOING TO SAY HI TO THE
AUDIENCE. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
THERE IS THE AUDIENCE, EVERYONE’S THERE, WE’VE GOT OUR
BEAUTIFUL GUESTS, WE’VE GOT JAMES. VERY GOOD. YOU CAN LOOK IN THE WALLTH AND
SHOW IT TO ME. BEAUTIFUL, EXCELLENT. CLOSE THAT. YOU GET TO HOLD ON TO THE PHONE,
AND YOU GET TO HOLD ON TO MY WALLET.>>James: SURE, FINE BY ME. ONE LAST THING, PRIYANKA, CUT
THE CARDS, PUT THEM RIGHT THERE, AND TAKE THE OTHER HALF, PUT
THEM ON TOP BUT AT LIKE A WEIRD AN. WE’RE GOING TO MAKE A CARD
DISAPPEAR FROM THAT DECK. IT’S GOING TO APPEAR ON THE WALL
YOU’RE HOLDING. SAME THING, I’M NOT GOING TO
TOUCH YOU.>>OKAY. DO YOU THINK I COULD HAVE
INFLUENCED THE WAY YOU SHUFFLED?>>NO. FOR SURE? POSITIVE. IF YOU HAD DONE IT
DIFFERENTLY IT WOULD HAVE BEEN EVEN MORE RANDOM. THREE OF DIAMONDS IS OUR CUT
CARD, WILL DISAPPEAR FROM THE PACK AND APPEAR IN THE WALLET. IT’S DOPE.>>WHAT? ( LAUGHTER )
BUT IT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN NOW, ACTUALLY. NO. IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE
PAST.>>WHAT? IN THE VIDEO THAT WE
ALREADY –>>WHAT?! REMEMBER, YOU WERE SHUFFLING
AS WE WERE TAKING THE VIDEO AND ALL THAT AND THIS IS YOUR PHONE. I WANT YOU TO OPEN UP THAT
CAMERA AND GO TO THE LAST VIDEO TAKEN. WE’LL EVEN TURN ON THE AUDIO AND
MAKE SURE IT’S TURNED UP.>>James: HANG ON. OKAY. RIGHT.>>AND TURN IT SO THAT THE
CAMERAS CAN SEE AND YOU CAN SEE.>>James: IS THAT A GOOD
PLACE? YES? OKAY. ( AUDIENCE CHEERING ON VIDEO
>>EVERYONE’S THERE, WE’VE DOT GOT OUR BEAUTIFUL GUESTS, AND
WE’VE GOT JAMES — OH! ( APPLAUSE )
>>WHAT?! THAT IS CRAZY.>>YOU LOOKED IN THE WALLET!>>James: THAT’S RIDICULOUS! WAIT, WHEN YOU LOOKED AT IT,
IT DIDN’T HAVE ANY –>>NO, IT DIDN’T! IT JUST HAD THE CLEAR
PLASTIC! AND NOW —
>>I GOT TO TRY THIS.>>James: OKAY. SWITCH BACK. I’LL LET YOU BE HOST AGAIN.>>James: I DON’T WANT TO GO
IN THAT CHAIR. ( LAUGHTER )
I DON’T WANT TO BE ANYWHERE YOU HAVE BEEN, OKAY?>>EVERYONE IN THE AUDIENCE HAS
PLAYING CARDS. EVERYONE’S GOT FOUR PLAYING
CARDS. GET THEM OUT RIGHT NOW. I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU FOUR
PLAYING CARDS.>>James: OKAY. I’LL GIVE OUR LADIES EACH,
REBEL, THAT’S FOR YOU, EXCELLENT. PRIYANKA, THAT’S FOR YOU. I’LL TAKE FOUR CARDS FOR MYSELF. HERE’S HOW THIS WORKS.>>James: CAN I PUT THIS DOWN? ABSOLUTELY.>>James: OKAY. IF YOU FOLLOW MY DIRECTIONS,
THE MAGIC WILL WORK WHEREVER YOU ARE. IF YOU ARE AT HOME, FOLLOW MY
DIRECTIONS, THE MAGIC WILL WORK WHEREVER YOU ARE. IF YOU DON’T FOLLOW MY
DIRECTIONS, IT’S A WASTE OF TIME. GET TO A SPOT WHERE YOU CAN SEE
THE SCREEN. I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT CARDS YOU
HAVE IN YOUR HAND, MIX THEM UP, IF YOU WANT. AND THEN HOLD THE CARDS FACE
DOWN LIKE THIS. GIVE THEM A LITTLE BET OF A
SPREAD, BECAUSE WE’RE GOING TO TEAR THESE CARDS DOWN THE
MIDDLE. THIS IS A FUN MOMENT TO JUST
SHOW YOUR STRENGTH. IT’S LIKE A MINIATURE PHONE BOOK
YOU CAN RIP IN HALF. HOLD THEM SIDEWAYS LIKE THIS,
REBEL.>>OKAY. PERFECT. EXCELLENT. WATCH ME FIRST AND DO WHAT I DO. RIP THEM IN HALF ALL THE WAY
THROUGH SO YOU HAVE TWO LITTLE PILES OF FOUR CARDS.>>James: EVERYONE SHOULD BE
DOING THIS?>>YES, RIP RIGHT THROUGH THOSE
CARDS.>>James: OKAY. YEAH. NOW IT’S UP TO YOU. EVERYONE IN THE AUDIENCE IS
GOING TO MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS. WATCH ME. YOU CAN TAKE THE RIGHT HAND, PUT
THEM ON TOP TO HAVE THE LEFT HAPPENED, PUT THEM ON TOP, UP TO
YOU, ONE ON TOP OF THE OTHER.>>James: OKAY. EVERYBODY TAKE THE TOP THREE
CARDS. ONE, TWO — TAKE THE TOP THREE
CARDS AND BURY THEM SOMEPLACE IN THE MIDDLE — NOT ON THE BOTTOM,
NOT ON THE TOP, BUT SOMEPLACE IN THE MIDDLE.>>James: OKAY. PERFECT.>>James: DONE. OH, I FORGOT SOMETHING. DON’T PEEK AT IT BUT SIT ON IT
OR PUT IT IN YOUR POCKET. SET IT ASIDE SO YOU CAN GET TO
IT LATER.>>PERFECT. WE’RE GOING TO DO IT
DIFFERENTLY AROUND THE ROOM. IT’S UP TO YOU. YOU CAN TAKE ONE, TWO, OR THREE
CARDS, UP TO YOU. ONE, TWO OR THREE CARDS AND BURY
THEM SOMEPLACE IN THE MIDDLE.>>AGAIN. NOT ON TH THE BOTTOM OR THE TOP
IN THE MIDDLE. TAKE THE TOP CARD, TRADE WITH
YOUR NEIGHBOR. I’LL TRADE WITH YOU. YOU CAN TRADE WITH REBEL, TOO,
IF YOU WANT TO.>>THE SAME ONE? YEAH, GO FOR IT. AND TAKE THAT CARD YOU JUST
TRADED, BURY IT SOMEPLACE IN THE MIDDLE, NOT ON THE BOTTOM OR THE
TOP, BUT SOMEPLACE IN THE MIDDLE WHERE I HAVE NO IDEA.>>James: YEP. PERFECT. LAST ONE. YOU CAN TO NOTHING OR YOU CAN DO
ONE, TWO OR THREE CARDS. ONE, TWO OR THREE CARDS. AGAIN, BURY THEM SOMEPLACE IN
THE MIDDLE.>>YOU CAN DO TWO IF YOU WANT
TO.>>YOU CAN. SURE, THAT’S WHAT I’M DOING. OMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE. NOW WE’RE GOING TO PLAY A
CHILDHOOD GAME TO ELIMINATE CARDS. SHE LOVES ME, LOVES ME NOT. HE LOVES ME, LOVES ME NOT. VALENTINE’S DAY COMING UP. TAKE THE TOP CARD, MOVE IT TO
THE BOTTOM. SHE LOVES ME. TAKE THE NEXT CARD, SHE LOVES ME
NOT, DROP IT ON THE FLOOR. WE DON’T NEED IT ANYMORE. NEXT CARD, SHE LOVES ME, MOVE IT
ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM. LOVES ME NOT. DROP IT ON THE FLOOR. LOVES ME, MOVE IT ALL THE WAY TO
THE BOTTOM, LOVES ME NOT DROP IT ON THE FLOOR. LOVES ME, MOVE THAT CARD TO THE
BOTTOM. LOVES ME NOT, DROP IT ON THE
FLOOR. LOVES ME, MOVE THAT CARD TO THE
BOTTOM, LOVES ME NOT, DROP IT ON THE FLOOR. LOVES ME, MOVE IT TO THE BOTTOM. LOVES ME NOT, DROP IT ON THE
FLOOR. WE ALL HAVE ONE CARD LEFT. WE DID IT COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
BUT HERE’S THE DEAL. WE SET ASIDE THE CARD FROM
EARLIER, BRING IT OUT, LINE IT UP AND TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT YOU
HAVE! ( AUDIENCE REACTS )
>>YOU’VE GOT IT, TOO?>>James: EVERYBODY, HOLD YOUR
CARD UP! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
THAT IS UNBELIEVABLE! LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, JUSTIN
FLOM, EVERYBODY! ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!>> “THE
WORLD’S BEST” IS ON WEDNESDAYS 8:00 P.M. ON CBS. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK, EVERYBODY! ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
( BAND PLAYING )

100 thoughts on “‘The World’s Best’ Magician Justin Flom’s iPhone Card Trick”

  1. I’m terrible at math so I can’t prove it but i know it has something to do with math. Anything suspicious always involves math
    -_-

  2. Easy never seen the method of this trick but it's obvious, how magic is spoilt for me now since learning myself.
    Can't say he's the best though so many better out there.

  3. its because the light makes a refection on the wallet that makes it appear that the card is in the wallet thats what I'm assuming

  4. He had an identical ripped piece of the card in Jame's pocket. He used holding the card up to the girl's ear as a distraction to remove the pretorn card and did a slide of hand to make it disappear. Most of these tricks are pretty straight forward if you think through how they could achieve it.

  5. So cheesy these tricks anyone can learn them. Why not use James wallet, its all set up with his wallets mirrored black film.

  6. not a professional magician or anything just my guesses:

    1 – it was a trick that he pulled with sleight of hand (showing that hes pulling from the bottom but when it cam to the chosen number he took it from the top), after that everything was easy, the trick card probably had a perforated cut int he desired shape, and he probably planted an identical piece on James beforehand without him realizing.

    2 – He used the flash when recording (why would you in a well lit studio?) well it was his wallet that was the trick, it probably has a light filter which reacts differently when its recorded compared to the naked eye (like how many cameras can see infrared light), which made the card appear in the video. As for what card showed up, He asked her to start placing the cards and she started in the order that was already there, so the first card placed was one on top. So no matter how she shuffled the unplaced cards, that card is now at the bottom. When she cut the deck, he got her to place the bottom half of the deck on the top half at an angle, meaning now the bottom card (selected card) is now in the middle, which he picks up and shows everyone.

    3 – Some complex algorithms were used, not enough time or energy to fully decode it but yeah that's how that was done.

  7. It's such a simple trick because the bottom and top card does not change. Thats why he keeps telling us to keep it in the middle. Moreover after one card is removed at the start, it is it same card as the one you kept aside becuase when you rip apart the cards and keep it on top of one another the first and last cards form a pair. And then he does not change the bottom card at all. An he used the odd number of cards left to play the game and end up with the ahem bottom card. However, his trick was really good cos it's simple yet his presence on stage was awesome.

  8. Where is the confirmation that the card wasn't still the pack .I always ask questions,I'm not that easy to fool

  9. Simple trick for the card one easiest now let me ask u if u take a video will the camera light be on (No) okay now they is the card that is black and black inthat wallet eithet the card or the wallet itself so the trick is if u video the card it will still be black but if u turn on the lighting onur phone u can see the card and the card is just one card so thats the trick i went to majic school and u can also make the young lady shuffle the card u want and that card is the card on the black card or black part of the wallet until the flash is on

    Thanks

  10. Americans are so gullible 😂😂😂😂 an obvious mathematical illusion and they all act like they’ve just seen Jesus turn water into wine 🤣

  11. Hahaha thst was the simplest trick ever, America audience is so gullible, last card never changed and it's other half which is the 4th card is buries under your ass

  12. the magician totally made fun out of himself by doing the last trick. you should be fool not to get it.

  13. 1st card trick.
    Torn card was palmed/prechosen and torn from outset. Look at how he holds it hiding torn corner. Slid torn part into Cordens inner pocket earlier when they met.
    2nd card trick.
    Phone card trick uses mobile tech/app to show pre selected/palmed card to overlay on special wallet window covering.
    3rd/last card trick.
    Last trick was using math, matching the torn card put aside to it's other half placed on bottom of pack (shuffle always put inside as says 'place them inside, not on top not on bottom') then it is the last card left to rematch card put aside.
    Tah Dahhhh

  14. notice how when hes recording the video he tells James to look at the wallet back and forth and on the replay of the video he doesnt do that..lol

  15. “I’ll take out my license so my identity doesn’t get stolen or anything like that..”

    WTF??
    What a weirdo…. nerves maybe?

  16. Alles ist so abgesprochen miteinander ! Die zwei Tanten auf dem Sofa sind keine guten Schauspielerinnen man sieht dass sie zum Magic-Mann gehören .

  17. This iPhone trick seems so easy to do. He forces the 3 of Diamonds card on to the bottom of the pile by making sure it was the first card put on the table. Then it doesn't matter what order she shuffles the cards on top – notice how he makes sure she doesn't pick the pile up – then when the deck is cut, the 3D will always be there – notice how he makes sure the cards are skewed. Then there is a simpl app that detects markers on the wallet and imprints the card onto the wallet. This is straight forward AR mechanics that are used in plenty of apps and games.

    While the trick is fine in and of itself – card tricks are cool – I am mostly bemused that this is considered the "World's Best" when there are so many much more accomplished magicians.

  18. For those who really care, the last trick is not about maths. If you tear four cards the bottom card is the key. You put the 4 half’s on top of the others but then take off 3 and put them in the middle. You take off the fourth and sit on it, this card matches the bottom of the deck you’re holding.
    Note that every time you put the cards in the middle, the bottom never changes. As you remove cards “love me not” or put them to the bottom “love me”, it works out that the last card is still the bottom one, matching the one you’re sat on.
    Very simple but very effective in the way it’s presented and clever with an audience!

  19. Man usually i dont comment on videos, but Priyanka is over acting here lol. and her lips keep getting fatter, may be need to slow down on fillers.

  20. 0:53 if you slow down the video to 0.25x and look at his right hand you will realise you still dont have fkin idea how he did it…

  21. So when he replays the video he took, where did the table go ?? Just saying it was further away in the recording as priyanka didn't have to reach too far forward to deal out the cards.

  22. About the first trick: did you notice we never seen the card unripped? It was already ripped with the missing piece in James’s pocket.

  23. All he did with the ripping card one is he made the top and bottom cards the same by making you put three cards in the middle. Then you put the top one away and shuffle without ever changing the bottom card. With an odd number of cards, of course you end up with the bottom card on loves me. Not impressed…

  24. @4:42 when the camera and tv host give away your magic trick you bought from the gift shop….you can literally see the red in the wallet…the 3 was a forced card….last trick was just simple ass math. gtfo of here.

  25. Lol the flashlight would light up that card on the wallet. The other card he slid of hand it to the center deck as picking it up. Amature.

  26. on vois tres bien qunad ils avance la chaise a roulette il tire la chaise et il prend une CARTE en DESSOUS de LA CHAISE LOL

  27. Anyone notice when they had the 4 cards each when rebel was tearing hers when the camera zoomed in, her card was blank?

  28. I like the cell phone trick. The last one was math. Just the process of elimination. Still, fun trick nonetheless. 🙂

  29. I ripped my cards with a smile while thinking the trick was putting the torn cards back together. as the instructions go further the smile is fading away. dang it.

  30. For people who say they don't want to tear their cards just take 8 instead of 4. Make sure you have 2 cards from each suit and organize them in pairs according to the suit. Trick will work as well

  31. that card(three of diamonds) was on top of the deck the whole time through out his "shuffling" including priyankas as well. my guess is that the wallet shows the exact same card when hit by a flash light or some sort of mechanic.

  32. Actors are so awesome, they do the best reactions! How on earth did you name him the world's best magician. The last trick was taught by Penn and Teller on live TV XD Whoever saw it can do it XD I did not see any original trick, just once he appeared in wizard wars… that is literally it. World's best? He cannot hold a candle to Copperfield, Blaine, or even newcomers on a global scale like Shin Lim, Eric Chien… or Wes Barker, Spidey, Chris Ramsay, Adam Wilber, etc. I could name a bunch of magicians who are better, because of the fact they do not do illusions that were actually taught of live TV XD Especially from famous people like Penn and Teller! The wallet trick? Well it is 30 or 50 dollars on the internet to buy the gimmick.

  33. This guy is using amateur tricks … first trick literally so easy and the 3 was dealt down first that’s why afterwards she can shuffle because it’s down first

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