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originally posted by: vnski
my grandfather talking with me about Houdini ask me to find what year Houdini drown and when I look it say he die of roommate punch to stomach.
then we talk about the details how he read the detail in the papers, some of which I too remember talking with him and family whenever we do magic card trick or watch magician on tv.
especially about someone switch the key to the underwater locks last minute which cause him to drown in famous Water Tower Chamber (which he and his predecessor make famous even now) after he did shows in Moscow for czar and intel agency need him no more, ex comunicado.
According to reports, Houdini was looking through his mail, when one of the students, J. Gordon Whitehead, asked Harry if he could indeed withstand any blow to the abdomen, as the magician had previously proclaimed. Harry responded that he could, if given time to brace himself, at which point Whitehead hit Houdini four times in the abdomen, under the impression that Houdini had indeed braced himself for the blows.