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Some Of Houdini Secrets about how he escapes his handcuffs

Some Secrets About Harry Houdini And How He Did It

There was never a secret to Houdini's ability to escape from handcuffs, but a combination of physical knowledge, skill ,and trickery. Houdini studied locks all of his life and said that he had "photographic eyes" that helped him remember how each type of handcuffs worked and could be opened.
Most of the time Houdini used a key hidden or smuggled into where he was performing his trick or in a jail cell, either on his person or by an assistant. Depending on how he was feeling, Houdini would use the keys with his hands, sometimes using extension rods, or with his teeth. But he also knew tricks for opening many of the simpler types of cuff without keys.

Below is an example of one of his performance with handcuffs

HARRY HOUDINI'S VERY FIRST VIDEO HANDCUFF BRIDGE JUMP