This week I learned

This week I learned even Houdini used a movie stunt double, and more

Lauren Hansen
June 12, 2014
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Read more about the facts mentioned:

Houdini on his water torture cell (Public Domain Review)

Unlocking the secrets of Houdini's enduring magic (CNN)

Houdini's movie career (The Great Harry Houdini)

The only known recordings of C.S. Lewis (Open Culture)

C.S. Lewis' thoughts on religion (BBC)

The only surviving recording of Virginia Woolf's voice (Brain Pickings)

Watch The Grim Game mid-air collision:

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