Uri Geller

Can you bend spoons with your mind?

I have quite a few friends who bend spoons in their shows. It's an incredibly powerful feat of magic, particularly if you happen to have owned the spoon prior to its being bent. In a conversation I had years ago with famed mentalist Richard Osterlind, he mentioned that bending metal was a magic trick so strong, magicians often didn't include it in their shows. Instead it became reserved for performers who would normally specialize in mindreading. 

I came across this video on "Psychokinesis" (within the field of magic, abbreviate as PK.) If you ever wondered what was going on when you saw cutlery bend, this may be of interest. In particular, they mention scientists who were able to acquire a spoon bent by the world-renowned magician Uri Geller* and subject it to testing, which I wasn't aware of: