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Meet Harry Houdini, the world's most famous magician! His name is today synonymous with escapes, thanks to his ability to get out of impossible situations! A legend in his own time, and of today, Houdini's road to success wasn't an easy one! In the initial years, he tried every magic trick in the box, from card manipulations (billed as the "King of Cards") to illusions and even the standard run-of-the-mill box escapes! In 1896, he was ready to give up and so he decided to sell all of his magic tricks for $20! Even after putting up a newspaper advertisement for the same, he couldn't find any customers!

The Needle Trick, was a big success for him. A grisly effect involving the swallowing of dozens of needles and thread, then the regurgitation of the thread with all the needles neatly threaded on. This act became the highlight of his career for the rest of his life!