The trick involved shuffling, blowing and a little bit of mind-reading

By Adam Carlson
Updated September 26, 2015 10:10 AM
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Malala Yousafzai is an activist, survivor, speaker and Nobel Prize winner. She is also great at card tricks.

The esteemed young human rights advocate appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Friday, where she swapped trick demonstrations with the host.

Colbert’s was pretty good – and a tickled Yousafzai, 18, told him, “You found the right person because I really believed you!” However, hers was better.

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First she asked him to pick a number, then she dealt him out a card (the fifth from the deck, matching his number) and asked him to show it to the audience.

Some shuffling followed that, and the suggestion that she could read his mind, followed by the real kicker.

Yousafzai had Colbert, 51, blow four times on a wrong card that she had dealt. And then it transformed into the right card.