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Magic 8-ball

A Magic 8-ball is a toy used for fortune telling. It is in the form of an oversized billiards 8-ball. It contains a sort of die with 20 triangular faces. This die floats in some blue liquid. It can be viewed through a window in the 8-ball.

The way to do fortune-telling with the ball is as follows: Hold the ball with the window down. Ask a yes-no question, then turn the ball so that the window faces up. In the window, one face of the die will be visible. It will show a response to your question.

The 20 standard answers on a Magic 8-Ball are:

  • Signs point to yes.
  • Yes.
  • Reply hazy, try again.
  • Without a doubt.
  • My sources say no.
  • As I see it, yes.
  • You may rely on it.
  • Concentrate and ask again.
  • Outlook not so good.
  • It is decidedly so.
  • Better not tell you now.
  • Very doubtful.
  • Yes - definitely.
  • It is certain.
  • Cannot predict now.
  • Most likely.
  • Ask again later.
  • My reply is no.
  • Outlook good.
  • Don't count on it.

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