Hear Harry Houdini Speak!

It’s a pretty safe bet that none of us ever saw Harry Houdini perform his famous Water Torture Cell live.

Now through the er, magic of the internet we can hear a live recording made October 29, 1914 of Harry Houdini offering his famous $1,000 Challenge to anyone who can prove that he could receive air once locked in his Water Torture Cell.

The original recordings are now in the David Copperfield Collection.