Today’s Google Doodle: Harry Houdini’s 137th BirthdayCategory: Computers
Before David Copperfield, David Blaine and Criss Angel, there was Harry Houdini.
Harry Houdini is the stage name of American magician and escapologist Erik Weisz.
He was born 137 years ago today on March 24, 1874 at Budapest, Hungary.
To honor that, Google has a special doodle featuring the magician with handcuffs and chains.
Houdini became famous for performing seemingly impossible escape acts in front of a live audience. Some of the most notable were the Milk Can Escape, the Chinese Water Torture Cell and Suspended straitjacket escape. He was even buried alive and escaped to the surface unharmed.
To know more about the man, check out his Wikipedia entry. [Harry Houdini]If you want to receive my latest posts, please subscribe to my full feed RSS or have them delivered through email. Just enter your email address below and hit the Subscribe button.