March 24, 2011 By blogging

Google Doodle Alert!

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There’s another Google doodle up on the search engine’s homepage! The doodle is celebrating what would be the 137th birthday of famed magician, Harry Houdini. The doodle looks like a vintage poster of Houdini with chains draped around his shoulders.

Houdini, originally born Erich Weiss on March 24th 1874, was one of the most famous magicians of his time. He was known for his escapes from a Chinese Water Torture Cell, the Milk Can escape and his Buried Alive stunt, among others.

He died in 1926 at the age of 52 from a ruptured appendix. In his life time Houdini also dabbled in an acting career, and had a personal mission to expose magicians claiming to have true supernatural powers.

Below is the doodle, but make sure to check out the Google homepage! If you click the doodle you’ll find out more information and pictures of Houdini.