Lady Houdini

Lady Houdini

Lady Houdini, the name given to Kristen Johnson by an Inside Edition producer at CBS Studios in New York will be a feature attraction at the 2018 Hamburg Family Fun Fest. Lady Houdini broke immortal Harry Houdini’s record for the most Water Torture Cell escapes ever performed, which historians and magic aficionados worldwide estimate to be just over one thousand. Lady Houdini has performed over 2000 water cell attempts. Johnson considered to be the Houdini of the 21st century almost seems fearless, even to the fault of flirting with death, as she has a knack for taking an ordinary magic escape and putting her signature brand on it. In the case of the Water Torture Cell, she decided to not hide the escape as Houdini and everyone since, but to perform it in full view. It’s a nail biter, watching her during the escape, as she is able to hold her breath under for up to 5 minutes and 2 seconds while methodically picking the padlocks, handcuffs, and leg shackles that hold her in what could quickly become a watery grave.

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