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Topic: Who fooled Houdini?
Message: Posted by: harishjose (May 1, 2006 01:12PM)
Its a common knowledge that Vernon fooled Houdini. Is there anybody else who foolded Houdini? I am asking this because I read in a book recently about such an event.
Any help welcomed...
Message: Posted by: Mobius303 (May 1, 2006 02:49PM)
Several magicians fooled Houdini and it would drive him crazy.
Harry Blackstone Jr. used to tell several stories about how his father fooled Houdini.
I believe that Thurston and T. Nelson Downs also fooled him. I do not know if the stories are written down though.
Message: Posted by: Clay Shevlin (May 2, 2006 07:34PM)
It's always fun to hear about a "master magician" (even though Houdini wasn't one) being fooled. I'd guess that nearly all of the greats have been fooled by someone at some point in their careers. Clay
Message: Posted by: Retchin (Aug 9, 2009 09:03PM)
There is an interesting story where Ricky Jay did a pass for Charlie Miller - Eagle-Eye Charlie - and Charlie said, "I can't see it! I just can't see it!"
Message: Posted by: DustinF (Aug 9, 2009 10:52PM)
There is a really good story about how Al Koran did a trick that fooled Einstein.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 11, 2009 11:26AM)
Magicians, scientists and engineers are among the easiest to fool.

Magicians have a preconceived notion about how things are done.

Scientists think that we play with the same set of laws that are manifested in physics.

Engineers think everything is mechanical.
Message: Posted by: mormonyoyoman (Aug 12, 2009 11:04PM)
I'll never forget the reaction I got, after a fairly simple mentalism stunt, from one of the nation's top biochemists: "Are you psychic?!"

Taught me to put not my trust in scientists.

Message: Posted by: Marshall Thornside (Aug 21, 2009 10:48PM)
I'm trying to remember what I read in jim stienmeyer's book.
I'm drawing a blank right now.