Sunday, December 22, 2013

Best of 2013: Mythbusting


As we count down to the New Year, I'm directing readers back to a few of the more interesting and popular posts from 2013. This year we challenged a few classic stories and assumptions and tried to separate fact from fiction. Many of these stories garnered comments that are more interesting than the posts themselves! Here are a few of WILD ABOUT HARRY's 2013 mythbusters.

Did Houdini win his London engagement with an escape at Scotland Yard?
Houdini vs Scotland Yard; but did it really happen?

Was Houdini's anti-spiritualist crusade really triggered by his mother's death?
100 years ago: Mama's death and the birth of a myth

Did J. Gordon Whitehead's punch cause Houdini's fatal appendicitis?
Time to rethink the rethinking on the Houdini punch
(This one definitely unleashed the comments!)

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