Harry Houdini's incredible book about home science experiments — free…

As any steampunk will gleefully tell you, the Victorian era was a period of incredible discovery, where scientific breakthroughs occurred at an astonishing rate. Which was the perfect environment for a book like Scientific Amusements to be published - a hodgepodge of science, illusion, party tricks, naturalism, and… » 11/29/12 7:20am 11/29/12 7:20am

That One Time Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Punked Houdini With Dinosaurs

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle went to a meeting of the Society of American Magicians at the Hotel McAlpin in New York City On June 3, 1922 to present a wonder to the gathered illusionists — including his friend and society chairman, Harry Houdini. He prefaced his display by saying he was going to show the waiting magicians… » 10/26/12 8:00am 10/26/12 8:00am