The Secrets Behind Harry Houdini’s Ten Greatest Illusions

There is an unwritten rule among magicians never to reveal how a trick is done. So when a 2004 exhibition explained Harry Houdini's illusions, magicians around the world were apoplectic. David Copperfield called it a breach of magic protocol, and performers declared that they would boycott the exhibition. Many claimed… » 11/04/14 9:00am 11/04/14 9:00am

Houdini Pro Emergency Rescue Tool Busts You Out Of a Wrecked Or Drowning Car

The Houdini and Houdini Pro are two emergency car tools that improve your chances of not dying when faced with a crashed or sinking car. It's much like the seatbelt cutters and window shatterers that have been on the market for a while, but also comes with a safety whistle and LED light. The Pro upgrades the seat belt… » 11/19/08 7:37pm 11/19/08 7:37pm

Houdini Was the First Person to Fight a Robot on Film

That headline is one of those insane things you never expect to write, or even read, in your lifetime, but newly restored Houdini movies show that he's the first person EVER to fight a robot on film. If you're at all interested in robots, Houdini, or some combination of the two going at it, get a copy of Houdini: The… » 3/15/08 4:00pm 3/15/08 4:00pm