Scientific American broke down the hard numbers behind one of magic’s most common requests: think of a card.
So what did they find?
A final interesting result was that the exact wording of the question seemed to influence which cards people chose. When asked to name a card, over half of the people chose one of four cards: the Ace of Spades (25%), or the Queen (14%), Ace (6%), or King (6%) of Hearts. If you’re like most people, you may have chosen one of these cards when asked at the beginning of this article.
Another interesting fact, statistically wise guys who are trying to throw you off will select a mid-value black card. Therefore creating more predictability when they are trying to create chaos.