Can one bend a 10mm, finger-thick reinforcing iron (mild steel) if they want to?

Roberto Maugeri-de Graaff bending a finger-thick rebar

An unusual experiment. Try putting your finger just above the collarbone and below the Adam’s apple as far as possible until it hurts. I think you can already get quite far in there. But, can you imagine doing the same exercise with a rusty, 10mm thick rebar or reinforcing steel? Neither can I, and yet it worked.

The video here: YouTube

Thanks, Marc Gassert for this experience! (

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