Friday 10 July, 2020

Happy birthday Harry Houdini, a look at the magician’s glorious tricks

Did you know that on March 24, 1876 master of illusion Harry Houdini was born?

Did you know that on March 24, 1876 master of illusion Harry Houdini was born?

Do you believe in magic? If so, then this one’s for you.

On this day in 1876 (which coincidentally is one of Jamaica's area codes), master of illusions and death-defying escapes, Harry Houdini was born Erik Weisz.

Houdini gained notoriety by often challenging police officers to keep him locked up and then proving his chops by escaping.

Soon he extended his repertoire to include chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, straitjackets underwater, and having to escape from and hold his breath inside a sealed milk can with water in it.

Needless to say, if you know anything about the stunt performer, you know his reputation far precedes him. 

For this reason, Loop Lifestyle shares a number of vintage flicks from YouTube showcasing many of Houdini's death-defying stunts.

Let's start with his biography, a bit of who the man was...

Now, onto the breathtaking stunts...

WARNING: This post contains graphic content that may be disturbing to viewers. Viewer discretion is advised.

 

 

 

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