The power of thought
Step 1: In front of you are two paper bags, a spoon and a fork.
Step 2: Take the spoon and one bag.
Step 3: Quickly drop the spoon into the bag.
Step 4: Close the bag.
Step 5: Take the fork and drip it likewise into the other bag.
Step 6: Hand both bags to the audience.
Step 7: “By the power of thought I will now make the spoon and fork disappear,” you announce.
Step 8: Take the bags back from the audience, who are convinced nothing happened because they can feel that there’s still something in the bag. Then, to everyone’s surprise, you pull out a bent spoon! Appearing somewhat confused, you say, “Maybe the paper bag is too thick, and the spoon bent when it tried to go through it.”
Step 9: Then you take out the fork – and the same thing has happened!
Step 10: “I guess I’ll have to do some more thought training!” you conclude.
Step 11: How did the spoon and fork really get bent? When you dropped them into the bag, you quickly bent them with your thumb. Yes, it’s really that simple!