Psychics, mediums, dowsers, and other practitioners of the supernatural all say they have seemingly magical abilities. But do they? The only way to know for sure is with a scientific test. That's exactly what magician James Randi did for more than 50 years with the Million Dollar Challenge, which offered a massive sum of money to anyone who could prove paranormal abilities under controlled scientific conditions. Spoiler alert: nobody ever won.
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Key Facts In This Video
James Randi once escaped from a straitjacket while hanging upside down from a helicopter over Niagara Falls. 02:18
The James Randi Educational Foundation has promised one million dollars to anyone who can provide proof of the paranormal. 05:11
In 1987, James Randi and Jose Alvarez invented a psychic character who became successful despite ample evidence of the deception. 07:18
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