Despite the video name, "How to Beat Houdini", Randi did not do the stunt to beat Houdini's time (although he did so by 13 minutes). He was seeking to prove it could be done by natural means, just as Houdini always said. But that point was missed in much of the news coverage, which emphasized the record beating, as seen below.
Nice that he pointed out the age comparison with Houdini. Randi was also an amusing and engaging speaker.ReplyDelete
RANDI has always had an influence on me...and lest we forget -- Gresham's "Houdini: The Man Who Walked Through Walls" was dedicated to Randi...and the very last words in that book are "The Amazing Randi".ReplyDelete