Take out an originally sealed packet of cigarettes, open it and offer a cigarette to a spectator. The spectator can mark this cigarette in any way, perhaps with a small tear or a small dot with a pen. Then the spectator dumps his marked cigarette as well as all the other cigarettes from the packet into a hat or box or some other container and mixes the cigarettes thoroughly. As the hat is held above your eye level you take out one by one 19 cigarettes. None is the marked one, which is left inside the hat. No gimmicks. You end completely clean. A true Annemann miracle.
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