It was Friday, October 22, 1926, when Houdini was boasting about his great muscle strength, that he asked a few people to feel his muscles, which they did. Among the few was a young college student. He asked if it was true that punches in the stomach did not, and could not, hurt him. Jack Price, one of the few present, recalled: “Thereupon he gave Houdini some very hammer-like blows below the belt, first securing Houdini’s permission to strike him. Yet before Houdini, who was in a reclining position at the time, had the opportunity to prepare himself and his muscles for the blows, the student would strike him suddenly and with tremendous force.
By Kimberley Strassel
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