Three spectators are brought on stage and invited to take a
traditional Chinese meal in a way they used to do thousands of years
You explain that the ancient Chinese were great mathematicians
and believers in numerology. Often numbers were used to help make even
the most mundane of choices. Why else would all the items on a Chinese
menu be numbered? Hence you explain that you are going to show them how
the ancient Chinese would decide what to do when going out for a meal.
One of the spectators is given a small packet of plastic
number cards to shuffle. They now choose one person who will be in
charge of the menu, while the other two are in charge of setting the
amount they will pay for the meal.
The menu is shown as representing the restaurant they will
visit. The three spectators are given three cards each and two of them
take turns to make up three two-digit numbers.
These two digit numbers are added together to arrive at a
total and a decimal point is added to form a price to spend on the meal
– but alas! It is incredibly low! 1.65! The prospect of a good meal
does not look hopeful!
The third spectator now adds up his three cards to come up
with a number, to represent a dish on the menu. When they check out the
menu they see that all other menu items are normal, however item number
15 is an ‘Eat as much as you like buffet for three people, cost -
INCLUDES TWO CUSTOM PRINTED MENUS – A LARGE ONE FOR STAGE
& POCKET SIZED VERSION FOR CLOSE UP – PLASTIC NUMBER CARDS – FULL
INSTRUCTIONS & ROUTINE
Please note that the menus have been printed without currency
symbols on the menu so that they are universal and can be used anywhere
in the world!
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 10 January, 2008.