- Name - James Randi
- Birth Name - Randall James Hamilton Zwinge
- Born - August 7, 1928
- Place of Birth - Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Profession - Stage magician (The Amazing Randi) & scientific skeptic.
- Best known now as a challenger of paranormal claims and pseudoscience.
- Randi became world known in 1972 when he publicly challenged the claims of Uri Geller.
- Randi began his career as a magician, but when he retired at age 60, he switched to investigating paranormal, occult, and supernatural claims.
- Randi is the founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF)
- The JREF sponsors the famous million dollar challenge (prize of US $1,000,000).
- This challenge is to anyone who can demonstrate evidence of any "paranormal, supernatural or occult power or event", under test conditions agreed to by both parties.
- Randi was a longterm friend of Richard Feynman.
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