Readers may recall that the James Randi Educational Foundation announced last year that it would be bringing the famous Million Dollar Challenge to an end in 2010. Well, according to an update by JREF president Phil Plait, the Challenge will continue! Sweet! Now we can look forward to years and years worth of fresh excuses from psychics, dowsers, and reiki practitioners for why they just can't seem to use their magic powers under controlled conditions.
In celebration of the continuation of the Million Dollar Challenge, here's a video of Randi testing James Hydrick, a Kung Fu enthusiast who claimed to be able to project his "chi" in order to manipulate various objects in the environment.
Hydrick later admitted to a British TV show that he was a fraud and that, rather than using any sort of ancient Chinese sorcery, he was actually using magic tricks he learned in prison.