Can you bend a real quarter in your hands? YES- YOU CAN!
Imagine the surprised reactions you will get when you borrow any real coin from your spectators, let them MARK the coin any way they want, then bend that very coin right in front of their eyes!
The bent coin makes a great souvenir- they will DEFINITELY remember you!
Yes, you'll bend a REAL coin.
Yes, the coin is really bent.
Yes, it is ABSOLUTELY the same MARKED COIN they gave you.
And NO- YOU DO NOT SWITCH COINS!
The marked coin they give you is REALLY the coin you will bend!
You can use ANY real coin, even a borrowed coin!
Peter Monticup suggests that you ask for a quarter because it seems thicker and more impossible to bend.
In reality, the larger size makes it easier for you.
A bent quarter also looks more impressive and is easier for the spectator to mark.
And make sure they mark the coin- it is much more impressive!
So how does this work?
How strong do you have to be?
You'll have to use a minimal amount of strength yourself, of course, but most teenagers and adults should have no problem.
And though you can certainly bend any coin, borrowed quarters are easiest and seem to be the most impressive to use.