Tap on the virtual Magic 8 Ball online to get an answer to your question.
The user simply has to think of a question where the response would normally be "yes or no" and pose this to the ball.
A number of predetermined responses are available, and the ball chooses one at random. Or does it? Perhaps that is where the magic happens!
The answers on the Magic 8 Ball are fairly well-known if you have used one enough times. They are thus common knowledge and there are 20 of these answers in total.
Below is the complete list of Magic 8 Ball answers:
These answers can broadly be split into three categories: Affirmative responses (answers 1-10), evasive responses (answers 11-16) and negative responses (answers 16-20). From this, it can be logically deduced that the asker is twice as likely to receive an affirmative answer to their question than a negative one.
That said, the Magic 8 Ball online asker also has a 50/50 chance of receiving an affirmative answer overall.
This page pays tribute to the famous Magic 8-Ball novelty toy, a registered trademark of Mattel. The Magic 8 Ball first burst onto the world stage in its current form in 1950.
The technology behind the Magic 8-Ball was developed by Albert Carter, son of a clairvoyant mother, as 'Syco-Slate'. The idea to create something to do with fortune telling must have been written in the stars.
Sadly, though, he died before the patent for it was granted in 1948.
Brunswick Billiards, part of Brunswick Corporation, asked for the technology to be inserted into a plastic sphere that looked like a black number 8 billiard ball. It then went on to become a cultural phenomenon, being used both as a children's toy and a fun paperweight around offices and homes.
This Magic 8 Ball online game is free to play. Using a virtual Magic Eight Ball might not quite be the same as holding and shaking the actual physical orb. All the same, we hope that it provides you with the answers for guidance that you seek!
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