TIL that magician and skeptical activist James Randi offered to pay out one million U.S. dollars to anyone who could demonstrate a supernatural or paranormal ability under agreed-upon scientific testing criteria. Over a thousand people applied to take it, but none were successful.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Million_Dollar_Paranormal_Challenge

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  1. Well, there’s magic, which is basically tricks, slight of hand, etc, then there’s the paranormal, which is rife with liars and real experiences. Randi started out as a psychic, if I recall, then went 180 when that didn’t pan out.

  2. To anyone w truly supernatural or magical abilities a million bucks doesn’t seem like much to reveal to the world a unique capability. Imagine the amount of bullshit you would deal w if anybody knew.

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