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Meet Amazing Americans Athletes & Entertainers Harry Houdini
 
Houdini and the water torture cell, 1913.
Houdini gets ready to take a dip into the water torture cell

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Houdini's Magic Tricks
For his next escape, Houdini had to come up with something even more dramatic than the Giant Milk Can escape, and he did. His new trick, which he began to perform in 1913, was known as the Upside Down Water Torture Cell. In this trick, Houdini's ankles were secured in a brace and he was put under water, upside down and locked in place in full view of the audience. From this position he freed himself and escaped from the water cell. Another escape was called the underwater burial. Houdini called this "the greatest feat I have ever attempted." Have you ever seen a magic show? Check out Houdini's next trick!
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