Thursday, March 24, 2011

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Magician… escape artist… Harry Houdini was these things and more. Join us in Wonderopolis today as we take a closer look at how Houdini worked his magic!

Have you ever wondered…

  • Can you escape from handcuffs?
  • Who was Harry Houdini?
  • Did Houdini have supernatural powers?

Did you know?

Erik Weisz was born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary, on March 24, 1874. When he became a professional magician at the age of 17, he named himself “Harry Houdini.”

Although he first specialized in card tricks, it wasn’t long before he began experimenting with escape acts. He soon became well-known for his uncanny ability to escape from handcuffs.

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