Harry Houdini and the Google Doodle Logo: Your Favorite Magic Tricks?

By Alan Ng - Mar 24, 2011

Google may have surprisingly decided to miss out on posting a Doodle homescreen logo for St Patrick’s Day (US site) which has just passed, but there is no mistaking today’s doodle which celebrates the 137th birthday of the infamous magician Harry Houdini.

If you visit the Google homepage today, you’ll see that Google has put up another of their famous doodles, this one in the style of Harry Houdini. It features an old style, advertisement poster for one of Harry’s many tricks, while there’s also an image of the man himself with shackles attached to his arms.

Since Google are celebrating today, we wonder if today means anything special to you? Do you know how to perform any magic tricks which were made famous by Harry Houdini? Some of his famous ones are the Chinese Water Cell torture trick, a Mirror handcuff routine, a box escape which had been chained and lowered in water and many more.

It’s obvious that Houdini was an inspiration to modern day magicians today like David Blaine and Illusion specialist Derren Brown, so it’s no surprise to see Google remind us just what an iconic figure he really was. You can read a full bio on Houdini over at his Wikipedia page and find out about some of his famous tricks.

Are you a fan of Houdini?

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