85 year old record broken in Atlanta

Kristen Johnson broke Harry Houdini's record in 2012
for the most Water Torture Cell Escapes ever performed!

85 year old record broken in Atlanta
Kristen Johnson broke Harry Houdini's record in 2012
for the most Water Torture Cell Escapes ever performed!


Lady Houdini®, the name given to Kristen Johnson by an Inside Edition producer at CBS Studios in New York has definitely stuck. Especially, as she broke the immortal Harry Houdini’s record for the most Water Torture Cell escapes ever performed, which historians and magic aficionados worldwide estimate to be just slightly over one thousand. Johnson broke Houdini’s record as she has successfully performed her 1,001st public escape during the Georgia State Fair at the Atlanta Speedway.

It is fitting as 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of Houdini’s first public Water Torture Cell escape performance at the Circus Busch in Berlin, Germany on September 21, 1912.