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Originally posted by orionthehunter
I don't know what kind of spoon it was but it looks like it would not be suitable to eat anything hard with because it would bend too easily. Some stainless steel spoons bend easily as well but not as easily as the spoon in the video.
Originally posted by eaglewingz
Answer : So she can move the spoon out of view while performing the stunt.
Go through the vid frame by frame. Notice that you never see an entire revolution of the handle while her hands are in view. It's quite easy to switch for a pre-bent spoon while her hands are well below the camera angle. She then twists the spiralled spoon around giving the illusion of bending.
No proof here
[edit on 11/1/2006 by eaglewingz]
Originally posted by thehumbleone
that was pretty awesome. have you tried her zensight process divine chronic?
Originally posted by divine chronic
is it that hard to believe it to be possible?
you can hear the crunch sounds while she bends it.
Originally posted by eaglewingz
Someone off camera or a noisemaker in her hand can duplicate that easily.
Not to mention that she's selling a product. Since the beginning of time there have been those who used illusion for gain. From the priests in the temples to the travelling "shamans", wonderous feats were used to impress those with coin.
I can believe. I just think the evidence that has less chance for being manipulated is the only evidence that should be discussed. Anything that can be easily duplicated proves nothing and only adds to confusion.
Originally posted by IspyU
Metal tend to bend easier when it is twisted really fast because it heat up, compare from someone who is bending it slower
It's science nothing special
[edit on 1-11-2006 by IspyU]
Originally posted by kozmo
I spent my time in college working in the cafeteria and I can tell you that that is a commercial spoon, thin grade, 12 to 14 guage, 304 or 18/8 stainless steel; possibly 18/10 but nearly irrelevent. Very cheap and economical.
None the less, the flatware is made from 300 series stainless steel. This designates the "other" metals present in the alloy to give it it's manufacturing properties. Namely Chromium and Nickle, however Molybdenum is often added to higher cost 310 Stainless to avoid pitting and corrosion. That being said, the mechanical properties of the materials are all nearly the same. The varying amounts of Chromium and Nickle are not significant enough to change it's overall tensile strength. This should not be confused with the much harder "Cutlery grade" metals designed to yield a harder cutting edge such as Type 420—"Cutlery Grade" martensitic which is a high-strength Iron/Chromium alloy
For typical 300 series stainless you are looking at 75 ksi tensile strength, 30 ksi yield strength. The yield strength is our area of interest and equals nearly 30000psi - that is Pounds Per Square Inch! Since our flarware is nowhere near a square inch, we need to run some conversions. After consulting the USS tables, it is revealed that 14 Ga. 304 stainless steel has a yield strength of approximately 14.7 pounds of linear pressure - in other words, not a tremendous amount.
What does all of this mean? Basically it means that almost any adult could grab that spoon and rotate it around and re-create that bend without any special tools or unique abilities. In fact, if you witness her technique you will notice that her first few bends are lateral planar bends - meaning straight up and down with no twisting. This will actually HEAT the metal and lower it's overall yield strength making the more complex helical bends much, much easier!
So, in short, there is no magic, no paranormal abilities, no nothing. Just pure science that absolutely any adult (Without arthritis) could easily replicate.