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Houdini Jack-o’-Lantern 2018

By Tom Interval Each year I carve a different Houdini-themed jack-o’-lantern, so here’s 2018’s offering. If you’d like to carve your own jack-o’-lantern, I posted steps on my Interval Magic blog. Happy Halloween!

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Houdini: Escaping the Womb 141 Years Ago Today

By Tom Interval On March 24, 1874, magic’s most legendary entertainer was born: Erik Weisz. Four years after his birth in Budapest, Erik and his family moved to the United States, where the toddler’s name was Americanized to Ehrich Weiss. … Continue reading

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By the Woman of a Thousand Faces

By Tom Interval Rose Mackenberg, Houdini’s oft-disguised undercover spiritualist agent (a multi-petaled Rose, to be sure) wrote this article in 1929. This is the first of several in a series (the only one I have, unfortunately). In it, Mackenberg writes … Continue reading

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Artist Pete Fecteau Turns my Houdini Optical Illusion into a Mosaic for National Geographic Channel’s Brain Games

By Tom Interval Listen to/watch this blog entry in video format → Have you heard of Brain Games? It’s an excellent, semi-new show that airs on Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The National Geographic Channel. Already into its second … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Sir Charles

Charlie Chaplin was born 124 years ago today.

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