That thing with the paper folded with the thing that kids used to do

You know that thing where there’s a piece of paper folded in a way that means you put both hands underneath it with three fingers in each side and then you ask someone something and the number of letters in their answer means you alternate its shape, and then on the last question you peel up a piece of the paper and underneath something is written?

What is it called? Kids had them in the playground.

A chatterbox I think

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Oh, it’s called a Chatterbox apparently

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But it was also called something else

A fortune teller.

Bloody chicken bones thrown in to a chalk circle gives much more accurate results though. Kids are idiots.

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Diablo? A yo-yo perhaps? TAMIGOTCHI!

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Hark at Ben Goldacre over here

I don’t think I ever knew the name.

Or how it worked.

Or what it was for.

:frowning:

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There should be a horror film about these I think

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I’ve got two in my living room RIGHT NOW. One is mario themed.

No idea what they’re called.

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kids?

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Already got one, but thanks for asking.

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Child a: why did you put “you will die” as an option :rage:
Child b: I d-didn’t :fearful:

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yes - think this is what we called them.

Yeah! Like when you peel back the thing it says something like “You have 7 days left to live” and the kid starts crying and was like “I didn’t write that” and it’s Nicholas Cage who has found out he’s going to die and he gets mad at the kid and starts freaking out.

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Yeah, deffo, that sort of vibe…

“Pick a number”
“Pick a colour”
“Pick a FATE”

^^^On the poster and in the trailer^^^

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THE FORTUNE ON YOUR TELLER IS COMING FROM AN INSIDE LINE

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Fucking @chickenbones (he’s going to be annoyed that he’s been needlessly summoned on two consecutive days, isn’t he)

Two other options:

An edgy novel like Dice Man
A Dave Gorman TV series

What was a cat’s cradle? Is that the string thing that you web between your fingers?