The Magician Who Astounded the World by Conjuring Spirits and Talking with Mummies

Quick: Name the world’s greatest magician, a man who became famous by sawing women in half, making cards rise unassisted from their decks, pulling rabbits from audience member’s coats, and levitating assistants far above the stage. Harry Houdini? David Blaine? "T…

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