Houdini vs. Holmes

This week, I asked if Houdini pulled off the Chinese Water Torture Escape before or after 1896. The answer was after (He did it in 1911.) Here he discusses his escape from the Torture Cell. And here the question was came up last year: Was Houdini murdered? Turns out that Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle began as good friends, but turned into arch-enemies due to their feelings about spiritualism, and there are some who think that Doyle and his Spiritualist followers may have had something to do with Houdini’s death. Pretty interesting story either way. And here’s something else you probably didn’t know about Houdini: There is a museum dedicated to him in Scranton. Yes, you heard me, Scranton. And their website was apparently built in 1994.

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