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Uri Geller

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Uri Geller (Hebrew: ???? ???), (born December 20, 1946 in Tel Aviv) is an Israeli-British performer and celebrity who has drawn both fame and criticism with his claims to have psychic powers.

Geller rose to fame after performing a series of televised demonstrations which he said were paranormal performances of psychokinesis, dowsing and telepathy. His demonstrations included bending spoons, describing hidden drawings, and making watches stop or run faster. Geller says that he did these feats through willpower and the strength of his mind, but many of the effects that Geller attributes to psychic abilities are easily imitated by stage magic tricks.

In the 1970s, Geller persuaded some scientists that his demonstrations were genuine. However, since that time many magicians have come forward to demonstrate how these demonstrations could have fooled the scientists using misdirection techniques. Geller has not submitted to any recent examination of his claims. Skeptics and professional magicians deny that he has paranormal abilities.[1][2] These critics, who include Richard Feynman, James Randi and Martin Gardner, have accused him of using his demonstrations fraudulently outside of the entertainment business.[3][4]

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