Whew! What a night… or rather a week! Ultimately, our latest high profile “stunt” has succeeded on multiple levels and we are proud to have created a unique psychological illusion that was compelling, provoked mystery and ended with planned twists and surprises!
“5853” – that number is going to stay with us for a very long time!
Here are the official photos and full details of the successful revelation of “The Impossible 4D Prediction”. If you have not, check out what transpired during Part 1: The Sealing of the Prediction here.
Thanks to Hanlin for the awesome photos!
After a full week of anticipation and excitement, we finally revealed our 4D lottery prediction to a hall packed with media, fans and members of the public.
At about 6.45pm, after the results for the 4D lottery were announced by Singapore Pools, the prediction, previously locked into two tamper-proof clear boxes that had been suspended high outside St James Power Station for the past 5 days, was brought down for the first time.
The prediction being brought down for the first time after 5 days
Ms Ranita Sundra (Deputy Director, Arts & Entertainment, Singapore Tourism Board) verifying that the seals she signed were still intact
The prediction being escorted back to the stage
Under the scrutiny of dozens of media and cameras as well as Ms Ranita Sundra (Deputy Director, Arts & Entertainment, Singapore Tourism Board), who had been auditing the prediction from the start, the locked boxes were opened and the red envelope containing the prediction was removed. To ensure that there would be no trickery or last minute switches or secret additions, Ms Sundra, was invited to handle the red envelope at all times.
The double-encased prediction being removed
The red envelope containing the prediction was not handled by us at anytime during the revelation
Ms Sundra removing the contents of the prediction
In a surprise twist, before the prediction was shown, it was revealed that a cheque for $10,000, written out to the Children’s Cancer Foundation, had also been placed into the red envelope one week ago, along with the prediction.
On stage, we explained that we were so confident that we would predict the winning 4D numbers that we included the cheque as a donation to a cause we believed in.
The cheque was then presented to Mr Ravi Sivalingam, Chairman of the Children’s Cancer Foundation, who accepted the donation on the charity’s behalf.
Only then, was the typewritten & signed prediction taken out of the red packet by Ms Sundra and shown to the audience to be 100% correct.
The cheque being presented to Ravi Sivalingam, Chairman of the Children’s Cancer Foundation
Ms Sundra removing the 100% correct prediction and showing it to the audience
The actual printed prediction along with the lottery ticket
In a final twist, we revealed that while we did correctly predict the top prize winning number, we intentionally bought a lottery ticket with a number that we knew would not win; the numbers “0000”.
As we explained on stage and to the media later: “We have fulfilled every claim that we have made from the start. We said we would predict the winning 4D numbers and we would buy a single ticket with a single number. But, we never said we would buy a ticket with the number that we predicted.
We stressed from the start that we do not condone or encourage gambling. If we had bought a winning ticket, we would have totally contradicted this claim. Furthermore, when we make a donation to a charitable cause, in this case, the Children’s Cancer Foundation, it must be from our own hard-earned money, just like any other Singaporean in any other profession.”
After the revelation, we took interviews with Channel News Asia, Razor TV, Lianhe Wanbao, Shin Min Daily, The New Paper and CTV (Taiwan) before prepping and performing for our full illusion show “Sexy Magic/ Urban Illusions”.
A word of thanks must go out to the highly professional team at www.live4D.sg for powering the real-time 4D results as they were being drawn by the Singapore Pools.
The live 4D results for the revelation were powered by http://www.live4D.sg
I will share our personal thoughts on the pyschological illusion shortly.