Bend spoon for entertainment or for practical reasons

Bending the spoon brings a mystical or practical motivation to bear. The supposedly telekinetic deformation is based on magic tricks. In practice, bent spoons are inconvenient to annoying in use. By heating, they can be restored to their original state.

Magic tricks or telekinesis

In the 1970s, long before a David Copperfield, the Israeli Uri Geller became famous the world over, as he put a spoon in front of the TV camera live. For a long time, his skill made the observers wonder how he would accomplish this without "higher" powers or special gifts.

As is the case with a good wizard and illusionist, the trick behind it will never really be revealed. However, spoiling the spoon has become a sort of "evergreen" in the art of magic, and so some methods of deception have come to the public's attention.

Work with two spoons or saw

A good mumbo-jumper who will amaze after a little skill training is using two absolutely identical spoons. One is bent at a right angle below the bucket so that the trowel face points upwards away from the handle. The crucial trick is to divert the focus of the viewer from the finger movements when switching from a straight to a bent spoon.

For a previously sawed spoon, the bending can be represented even more impressive. By pressing between finger and thumb, the impression is created to bend the spoon "infinitely". After sawing off the stem about one centimeter below the depression, the sawn sharp edges should be defused and deburred with sandpaper.


Although Uri Geller's spoon bending became known to the general public at the beginning of the 1970s, an eager discussion remains to this day. Explanatory approaches are usually sought in the physical direction. Assumptions about electromagnetic currents that flow particularly strong through the hands as external extremities of the human body or material properties of the steel such as a low melting and deformation point are given.

However, even very critical observers have repeatedly come across representations of the spoon bending that rejected any theory hitherto pursued. The same thing happened during the attempts to decode the tricks of the various spoon benders.

Alloy and warming for cutlery

In particular, in steel cutlery of alloys without nickel content and aluminum cutlery spoon can bend in use. The art of correcting and bending back is a careful warming. Even if the spoon can be bent cold, it should be avoided. The steel or the metal suffers rapidly substantial "tension" when cold.

In addition to a well-dosed heat source such as warm water or a soot-free lighter is a stable pad or pad support ideal. The more evenly distributed the pressure on the spoon during bending, the more material and substance-sparing the process takes place.

Tips & Tricks

Even the spoons from a silver cutlery can be corrected. However, you should be very careful here, as silver is soft even when cold.

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