posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 12:18 PM
As far as I know, and from what I read...he didn't bend spoons with his mind, he used his fingers.
"If Uri Geller bends spoons with divine powers, then he's doing it the hard way."
"The Spoon Bend
A conjuror can create the appearance of a spoon bending while it is gently stroked. A momentary misdirection by the conjuror, such as moving position
to show the spoon to other people, allows the conjuror to bend the spoon physically. He or she can then disguise the bend with a hand and slowly
reveal it at the appropriate moment. The effect is so convincing to most observers that they believe the spoon is bending before their eyes. There are
many ways by which an observer can be misdirected. For instance, when Geller performs metal bending, he often moves the item toward other metallic
objects in the room, which he claims enhances the effect. He also frequently fails in his initial attempts to bend the metal but returns to the object
a short time later (after trying other psychic effects) and achieves the bend. This again provides the opportunity for misdirection.
An alternative nonpsychic technique, which often causes the spoon to break, requires the conjuror or an accomplice to have prior access to the
cutlery. The conjuror or another individual prestresses the spoon by carefully bending it back and forth until it reaches the point of breakage. The
stress point is not readily visible. The conjuror then picks this item apparently at random and subjects it to gentle rubbing, causing "plasticity"
followed by complete fracture. Prior to some of his television appearances, Geller has been known to have had access to the cutlery that he later
broke in front of the cameras. Some critics have accused Geller of using chemicals on his hands to soften the metal, but since there is no such
chemical that could be used safely, this explanation can be discounted."
URI GELLER CAUGHT RED-HANDED!
For the first time, a film clearly shows the famous spoon-bender using trickery