Harry Houdini — Hungarian Entertainer born on March 24, 1874, died on October 31, 1926

Harry Houdini was a Hungarian-American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape acts. He first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry Handcuff Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked up. Soon he extended his repertoire to include chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, straitjackets under water, and having to escape from and hold his breath inside a sealed milk can... (wikipedia)

What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes.
But then, so far as I know, I am the only performer who ever pledged his assistants to secrecy, honor and allegiance under a notarial oath.
Flames from the lips may be produced by holding in the mouth a sponge saturated with the purest gasoline.
I am a great admirer of mystery and magic. Look at this life - all mystery and magic.
Fire has always been and, seemingly, will always remain, the most terrible of the elements.

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