Spoon Bending Performance
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You don’t need superhuman strength to bend silverware. It’s all about getting your spectators to believe you can really transform metal objects with your mind. Here’s an eye-catching magic moment your audience won’t forget. By simply rubbing on the back of a spoon, it will start to bend upward. It’s an illusion that can really pull in everyone’s attention. This effect was made popular to millions of viewers around the world in the 1970s by Uri Geller, who claimed to have real paranormal powers. He performed spoon-bending on many TV talk shows such as “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson.
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After practicing this technique, you can bring your own spoon-bending routine to any restaurant, cafe, or dinner table. Most importantly, the subtle finger movement, moving the spoon upward while rubbing, is crucial to your performance coming across as believable. Follow along with Ben’s hand pos...