A Conversation for Harry Houdini
Lbclaire Started conversation Dec 17, 2004
This is a really interesting entry! I did a bit of a search for Houdini on the web after reading it, and found this intriguing article based on an article by a friend of Houdini http://www.njedge.net/~knapp/PipeHoudini.htm.
The parts about Houdini being able to make his way past people without them seeing him, and also how he dodged the traffic, make me wonder two things: did he use psychology and misdirection in a similar way to Derren Brown; and did he have unusually fast reactions and observation skills?
Whatever, it seems that he was able to control his mind and body to a startling degree and I find this in itself more impressive than the idea that 'magic' was involved.
katkodl Posted Dec 18, 2004
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