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Houdini and Bess

Who Fooled Houdini? This is the most frequently asked question we get. Apparently Dai Vernon, the very talented card magician once showed Houdini a card trick six times in succession but Houdini was unable to discern the method and was successfully tricked, at least for the moment. Bess Houdini later wrote to Vernon to say that Houdini sat up half the night trying to puzzle out the solution unsuccessfully. Due to his persistence and willingness to take on practically any challenge, Houdini was often the focus of practical jokes apparently participated in at times by his wife.

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