It’s arguably possible to bend spoons with psychic powers, but there’s no real evidence of it.
In fact, it’s a magician’s trick that’s very easy to fake.
Either start with a spoon with a thin neck or, behind the scenes, use both hands and bend the neck back and forth several times to weaken it.
In your performance, after you’ve shown that the spoon is straight, casually push hard against the bowl of the spoon with your thumb, concealing the handle loosely in your hand afterward.
The spoon will look like it’s still straight while you gesture and talk about the powers of the mind and such.
Since the bend is already done, you can now relax and concentrate on putting on a good show. Look intense and rub the spoon lightly with your forefinger.
After a long period of staring, sweating, and vein-popping, begin to slowly advance the handle of the spoon forward with your thumb, half a millimeter at a time.
Your friends will swear that the spoon is bending right before their eyes.
Set it down and say, “Look, it’s still bending!” and odds are good that nobody will contradict you.