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James Randi

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James Randi (born August 7, 1928) (stage name The Amazing Randi) is a stage magician and scientific skeptic best known as a challenger of paranormal claims and pseudoscience. Born Randall James Hamilton Zwinge in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

James Randi
BornRandall James Hamilton Zwinge
August 07, 1928
Toronto, Ontario


Randi began his career as a magician, but then became a debunker of the paranormal. He has written about the paranormal, skepticism, and the history of magic.

Randi is the founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF).

He was a frequent guest on the The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, and is occasionally featured on the television program Penn & Teller: Bullshit!.



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