I don't have time to read all the posts, but i want to share my experience of using this routine.
It's good one to earn a chick's contacts, so when i don't have the time for building comfort and so on, like picking girls at street, i use it in the end of the conversation, where they ALWAYS fail.
The idea I have is that, the question "How many questions are that" can have TWO true answers and lot's of false. Yesterday i was sitting in bar with my best friend, just chilling out, and i talked a little bith with the waitress. When i told her the Guess the number routine, she called her female friend - the DJ and there i used the 5 lies routine. So here's what happened:
after 1-2 minutes talk...:
Me: Ok, I'll ask you 5 questions, and you have to give me false answers. Like what color is the snow, you say Green, get it ? Ok...
Me: What's her name (pointing the waitress)
DJ - Maria
Me: Good.. What color is the sky?
DJ - Red
Me:... How many questions are that?
DJ : Two..
Me: *pause*.... *smile, while looking at her eyes*
DJ: Ohhhhh, damn it
After that conversation, the waitress asked me for other tricks but i didn't get her any, so she was trying to say something, than she was going to leave, she turned back, she again tried to say something, (Maybe, she didn't know what to say), Than, she left. After 30 minutes she came back to me and asked me to show some tricks or to do the 5 lies game to another friend of her. I was cocky again and instead going to her friend and do the routine, i talked a little bit with waitress and then asked the waitress:
Ok, I'm leaving now...so I'm going to ask you five questions and you give me wrong answers.. If i win, you are giving me your facebook, If i loose.. doesn't matter i'm living anyway
Waitress (W): Ok
Me: What's your name.
Me: What do you work
W: Office assistant
Me: How many questions are that
Me: You have played that game before, right?
W: *Pause*.......*laught* trying to figure what to say...
Me: Anyways, you lost, *smiling*
W: Why? Because i didn't answer the last question?
Me: No, you have failed on third
Me: I asked you how many questions are that... They are three and you said three
W: What? How?
Me: Ok, what's youre name - first
What do you work - second
How many questions are that - third
W: * Confusion*
Then i repeated my last reply and at same time i counted with hands in front ot her face...
W: Oh... what I said? Three? Right, I said three.. Oh, My God!.. Than i gave her my cell phone to write down her facebook...
Then she walked away... Me and my friend toke one more beer, and after big period of time she came back and asked me "What's your name"...
So i think it's doesn't matter what you say, but the way you say it. If you convince the target to something, so even if it's wrong, you get success.