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Harry Houdini 137th Birthday

Today is Harry Houdini’s birthday.  He was born Erich Weiss on March 24, 1874 and lived to age 52.

Harry Houdini 1922 Niagara Falls Stunt

This is footage of a 1922 movie called “The Man From Beyond”. It features a stunt, by the famous magician Harry Houdini, and his co-star dangerously close to the edge of Niagara Falls.  There’s no camera tricks and apparently very few safety fail-safes. more…