James Randi, head of the JREF Foundation, a foundation dedicated to debunking the paranormal, supernormal and other "ending in normal" things, has this week been forced to admit defeat.
Uri Geller, who sees James Randi's as a comic-book type arch-enemy, has won the $1million challenge set by the JREF to prove that he has extra-ordinary super-human powers.
The challenge, in brief, is set out as so (taken from www.randi.org):
"At JREF, we offer a one-million-dollar prize to anyone who can show, under proper observing conditions, evidence of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or event."
Geller is said to have won the award due to his super-normal abilities to make the public believe his nonsense gibberish. Randi was not contacted for comment (there's no such thing as fair press), but we contacted someone who looks like him: "Geller's a true phenomenon. For a man who started his career as a magician...who found the most popular part of his act was bending spoons...we agreed that he must have some supernatural 'charm' in getting so many people to fall for his act."
"Considering that all he performs are (at best) simple parlour tricks, we find it absolutely incredible that people still walk away believing in him. He has proved it time and time again so we feel compelled to award him the million dollars. It is, in our opinion, absolutely paranormal that people believe him, especially considering my (and others) constant and continual efforts to open the public's eyes.
Some have suggested that we are also probably under some kind of Psycho-Kinetic mind control, and are being forced to hand over the money to Geller."
Geller is said to be unlikely to accept the award, as he is busy writing his new book, "I'm not a charlatan, I'm special".
(Please note: we are in no way affiliated with the JREF - this story was not written by any man, but instead magically appeared in our database)