How to Bend a Fork with Magic

Learn how to bend a fork from professional illusionist Ben Nemzer in this Howcast magic tricks video.

"My name is Ben Nemzer and I’m a magician. One of my specialties is close up magic, which is magic with ordinary objects decks of cards, ropes, rubber bands and I do that all over New York City. I’m going to teach you some of the basics of magic that you guys can start performing right away.

If you’re at a restaurant the management or wait staff might not be happy if you take a fork and give it a good bend, so I always put it right back. And here’s the secret, how to bend a fork and put it right back. What you do is, you go to reach for the fork and you pick it up and then you let it slide right through the fingers, so the fork is actually on the table like this and the rest is all acting. You hold it with both hands and you pretend you’re having difficulty pulling that fork up, but from the back stage view which you have, you can see it’s never actually bending. And then when you blow on it, it looks like it instantaneously restores to its original condition. So once again it looks like this, you pretend to bend it, bend it, bend it, bend it and its back. And that’s how you bend a fork.