Happy birthday, Harry Houdini! Two days ago was the master escapist’s birthday. Born Erik Weisz in 1874, he would have been 137 years old if he had discovered the secrets of immortality. Alas, he did not; weirdly enough, he died on Halloween night, 1926. Even weirder, Dorothy Young, one of Houdini’s former stage assistants, sadly passed away two days ago at the age of 103. In honor of Houdini, Dorothy, and the grand tradition of escapology, here are 13 amazing escape artists, both past and present, you probably haven’t heard of but definitely should know.
- Sat, Mar 26 2011