Born Erik Weisz, Harry would be 141 years old today. But the famous illusionist couldn’t escape death, which came on Halloween 1926. Nothing could hold the great escape artist, including tanks of water, milk jugs, handcuffs, or coffins.
But did you know that he has had a sock named after him? The Houdini sock is a special knitting technique that encloses the sock with no way in or out! If you’d like to knit a pair of your own, you can find the pattern and description here.
From the Juneau Empire:
“Most people have heard of the beneficial qualities of fish oil but few have heard of a Band-Aid made from crab shells. The potential uses for seafood byproducts are numerous and range from salmon leather shoes to stem cell research.
“Kasberg is starting modestly. The first items for sale from Tidal Vision will include salmon leather wallets, purses and belts, along with clothing made from crab shells. Chitosan, the useful element created from shells and woven into fiber, inhibits bacterial growth and absorbs sweat, effectively preventing odor.
“Imagine wearing crab shell socks.”
March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. So put on your socks with funky colors and designs to show your support! It’s too late to get the official socks for 2015, but you can find out more about the campaign at Down Syndrome International.
Fred McFeely Rogers would be 87 years old today. We still miss you, Mister Rogers