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From Louis XIV to the Shah of Iran: celebrities under the surgeon’s knife

Houdini, Einstein and Bob Marley are also closely examined in Arnold van de Laar’s gruesome survey of remarkable operations

A pair of oil paintings algorithmically pixelized into treemaps of color

2 months agoHumor / odd :

Greek visual designer Dimitris Ladopoulos took two of his favorite oil paintings, one by Rembrandt and the other (confusingly) by Rembrandt Peale, and used a piece of 3D modeling software called Houdini and pixelized them into treemaps of color. Show More Summary

The Forgotten Houdini

3 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Harry Houdini became the most famous escape artist and magician in the world, but who remembers his brother Theo Hardeen? Theo was an accomplished escape artist in his own right, and was even ahead of Harry Houdini in some measures of the art. Show More Summary

Trendy cryptocurrency startup pulls an exit scam after raising $375K in ICO

It seems yet another fledgling cryptocurrency startup has pulled a Houdini. Distressed traders are flocking to Reddit to warn fellow cryptoenthusiasts that up-and-coming startup Confido, which recently raised $374,477 in an ICO, has vanished out of thin air. Show More Summary

Houdini Honey Badger Escapes Every Time

4 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

From a nature show on BBC 2, here's the story of a Honey Badger who cannot be confined! He’s smarter than Houdini.

R. Kelly Gets Shade from Homeless Man After $100 Handout

4 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity :

R. Kelly is the Houdini of street charity... at least according to the homeless guy who claims Kelly pulled a fast one with a hundo -- but our video might prove otherwise. Kellz was leaving State Social House Wednesday night in WeHo, and had…

New York Today: New York Today: Inside a Manhattan House of Horror

5 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Tuesday: Meet the actors who bring a haunted house to life, Halloween events, and the death of Harry Houdini.

Ragtime Is a Musical Haunted by History, and It Will Have You in Tears

5 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Christopher Frizzelle The characters in Ragtime include Harry Houdini, Henry Ford, and Booker T. Washington. The setting is New Rochelle, New York, not long after the end of slavery. The scenery, in 5th Avenue Theatre's stirring and...Show More Summary

Watch Carson Wentz Pull Houdini Trick & Escape Redskins Tacklers (VIDEO)

5 months agoSports : Total Pro Sports

This might have been the most amazing thing that has happened all year. Early on in the 4th quarter, Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz looked as if he was going to take a 9-yard loss on a play, but he somehow ducked under all the would-be Washington Redskins tacklers and got a significant gain on the […]

The Good Doctor is basically an inverted version of House

As it turns out, executive producer David Shore knows how to make exactly one kind of show. Sure, there’s the odd Sneaky Pete or miniseries like Houdini And Doyle, but really, he’s got one true skill: Stories about brilliant but socially isolated doctors and the people who orbit them. First, it was House; now, it’s … Read more...

Woman handcuffed in back of police car steals it and leads cops in high speed chase

6 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Houdini would be jealous of Toscha Sponsler. The Texas woman was sought by police for allegedly shoplifting. They cuffed her and put her in the back of a police car, but Ms. Sponsler was not ready to stop having fun. While police were out of the car, she slipped out of the cuffs, crawled to the front and drove away. Show More Summary

Houdini act of Thai ex-PM Yingluck as unexpected as her rise

7 months agoNews : Trending Now

Yingluck Shinawatra departed the Thai political scene with a dramatic flourish befitting her roller-coaster six-year journey from political novice to premier -- finally falling victim to the army-backed establishment who loathe her family. Show More Summary

A quirky and magical wedding at The Houdini Estate

"We picked a location that matched our personalities. As the entire estate was a homage to Harry Houdini, we also wanted to reflect magic elements in our day. We hired an amazing magician and had candles everywhere." This magical wedding was full of color, amazing flowers (thanks, fam!), and a gorgeous dress. You're going to be astounded and amazed...

Chicago burglar in ICE custody has “interesting” history

Who is this guy... Houdini? The post Chicago burglar in ICE custody has “interesting” history appeared first on Hot Air.

The Houdini of Air Purifiers

8 months agoArts : Yanko Design

The Houdini of Air Purifiers This living room looks quite lovely, right?! That’s because there aren’t any unsightly appliances to kill the vibe! Little did you know, there is an air...

Kenneth Silverman, 81, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Biographer

8 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Trading bombast for rigorous research, he wrote acclaimed biographies of American innovators as varied as Edgar Allan Poe, Samuel Morse, John Cage, Harry Houdini and [Cotton] Mather himself, in a research-intensive process that Dr. Silverman described as 'wrestling with an angel.'"

Kenneth Silverman, Pulitzer-winning biographer of Cotton Mather, dies at 81

He wrote works on American innovators as varied as John Cage and Harry Houdini.

Kenneth Silverman, Pulitzer-Winning Author, Dies at 81

Professor Silverman, a specialist in Colonial American literature, also wrote biographies of Edgar Allan Poe, Harry Houdini, Samuel B. Morse and John Cage.

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