Uri Geller was discovered in 1971 in a Jaffa disco bending keys by stroking them. Researcher Andrija Puharich took Geller to Europe and America. At the Stanford Research Institute he was tested by parapsychologists Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff, scoring high in ESP tests.
However, it was his ability to bend spoons which guaranteed his fame; this, and his ability to act as a catalyst, causing paranormal activity throughout society whenever he appeared on television.
Geller was nearly destroyed by James Randi, who invited him to perform in front of reporters. Agreeing, Randi went on to replicate all his abilities by trickery. Today, Geller is friend to the stars and does much dowsing work, finding oil for major companies.
(c) Anthony North, Feb 2007