I’m sure by now you’ve heard all the stories of the new iPhones bending when people put them in their jeans and sit on them. But object-bending con man Uri Geller knows the real reason why they’re bending. And wouldn’t you know it, it all has to do with the “energy and excitement” of the owners having “awakened their mind powers.”
“There are two possible explanations,” Uri Geller, the psychic illusionist famous for bending spoons with his mind, told MarketWatch. “Either the phone is so seriously thin and flimsy that it is bendable with mere physical force, which I cannot believe given the extensive tests Apple would have done. Or — and this is far more plausible — somehow the energy and excitement of the 10 million people who purchased iPhones has awakened their mind powers and caused the phones to bend.”
Reached in England to discuss this psychic event, Geller, 67, suggested Apple make him a spokesman. “I urge Apple to hire me to explain to the world that this is not the company’s fault at all,” he said. “I don’t own an iPhone 6 — I’m loyal to my BlackBerry and would never change — but if I did I have no doubt I could bend it with my mind.”
I bet you can’t, if there are proper safeguards in place to prevent you from cheating. You know, the way James Randi showed you to be a fraud so long ago.
The iPhone is hardly the only gadget that is psychically malleable, Geller said. “I’ve bent my old BlackBerrys before — I’ll send you a picture to prove it.”
Of course, because a picture of a bent Blackberry is obviously proof that you bent it with your mind rather than with, say, pliers and such. The amazing thing is that there are people who fall for con men like this.