Magic 8 Ball - widget for Yahoo! An engine that balloons predictions into shapes based on their significance. This is usually done by: ]: :. Someone shakes a ball, a message appears randomly in its mouth. Standard messaging options: A "Yes" would be a "Yes," as well as a "No". The balloon of predictions, along with coin flipping, allows you to ask again, expect more, less, be unsure of the outcome, etc. Additionally, there are many examples of predictions that are not true. To get the Magic 8 Ball widget to answer your question, press the Ctrl key.