The magician shows an envelope that contains a prediction. A spectator takes a card from the deck and after he/she remembers it, the card is lost in the deck. The magician takes a pack of cards from the envelope and when he spreads it out, a strip of cards sticking among them is seen. The spectator is asked if any of those matches their chosen one. The spectator says “yes.” The magician then closes the strip of cards and when he reopens the strip, the card that was chosen is the only one that is face down!