publication date: Friday, April 26, 2013 (part of Spring 2013)
clue: The world's most famous escape artist couldn't cheat death forever after a failed demonstration.
explanation: Houdini attempted to demonstrate to fans that he had invented a method to survive any blow to the abdomen, but soon after, he died of a ruptured appendix. more…
solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Samir Mehta, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Justin Woods, Matthew Preston, Denise Sawicki, Joanna Woods, Mike Rothstein, and Steve Dunn