Spoon bending – two angles

There are many and varied ways of looking at the practice of ‘SpoonBending’. Here, Hugh Laurie (a.k.a. Dr. House / Bertie Wooster / &etc) and Stephen Fry (a.k.a. Oscar Wilde / Jeeves / &etc) adopt a comedic viewpoint :

Whilst Professor Yoshio Machi (a.k.a. 町 好雄) of the Department of Electronic Engineering at Tokyo Denki University, Japan, decided on a scientific approach for his 2002 paper published in the Journal of International Society of Life Information Science (a.k.a. J Int Soc Life Inf Sci)  ‘Physiological Study for Spoon Bending.

bent_spoonThere have been many TV programs in which persons demonstrate spoon bending. We are not so much interested in this, but we are interested in the mechanism of why a hard spoon bends. However, we think that it has not been reported using scientific methods because spoon bending is used as an entertainment on stage or as a child’s game. We worked with a male student at a junior high school who can perform spoon bending easily. When we made physiological measurements during spoon bending, found results were similar to physiological phenomena seen in qigong and ki-aikidou. We understood that his respiration played an important role in this spoon bending.”

Further Reading :  Professor Yoshio Machi has also investigated the Brain Wave & Thermography of Mr. Uri Geller, who is a renowned SpoonBender.

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