The magic of Uri Geller (1946)


 
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Wednesday, 20 December 2017


1946 -

During your life, you've probably come across a few magic tricks. Whether they were lame card tricks or a legendary misdirection, many people must have heard of the 'spoon bending'. This phenomenon is strongly connected with the Israeli magician Uri Geller. Today, on the 20th of December, the renown magician, television personality and self-proclaimed psychic turns celebrates his birthday.



The first act
Uri Geller was born in Tel Aviv. He states that he had an encounter with a light sphere in a garden near his house when he was four years old, resulting in his extraordinary powers, like bending a spoon without physically trying to.
Geller's career, claims and performances are often highly debated and many people are sceptical about his abilities. But fact remains that even though it isn't scientifically possible, his tricks are a bit of a mystery and make people wonder.

Who's next?
Uri Geller made a comeback with a TV program, which was broadcast all over the world. It was titled 'Phenomenon' in the UK and 'The new Uri Geller' in the Netherlands. In this competition, we see various magicians competing with each other and taking challenges as to see who is the best. But question remains if people can get anywhere near the heights of the mystery that is Uri Geller.



360 trivial fact
Uri was sued by a woman, who said that she had become pregnant because, while watching him on TV, he had supposedly bent her contraceptive coil.

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