Illusionist attempts to break Houdini's record | Arts & Culture
Illusionist Jay Owenhouse will attempt to become the fastest person to escape from a straightjacket while hanging upside down - a record of 90 seconds was set by Harry Houdini nearly one hundred years ago.
The event is happening at River Park Square on Saturday, September 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Mr. Owenhouse will bring his complete show to the INB Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 28 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Official News Release from Jay Owenhouse:
Even though Harry Houdini died 87 years ago! He still holds the World Record for the Fastest Escape From A Straight Jacket While Hanging Upside Down! The Record-90 Seconds!
Saturday 9/21 River Square Mall at 2:00pm-World Renown Illusionist and Escape Artist- Jay Owenhouse will attempt for the first time to break Harry Houdini’s Record of 90 Seconds –With A little added motivation!
It's Called -The Jaws Of Death.. 1200lbs. Of Steel and Razor Sharp Teeth! The 10 inch razor sharp teeth inside the jaws are strategically positioned to puncture every Vital Organ in the Human Body!
The Jaws are held open by A single rope! Once the Rope is Set On Fire-Jay will have anywhere from 1:30 to 2 minutes to make his Escape!
Unfortunately burning ropes are not very consistent and Jay said-" each rope we tested burned at A different rate-So our best guess on time is the rope will last 1:30 to 2 minutes."
Jay will be Restrained in a straight Jacket which is on loan from the Warm Springs Psychiatric Hospital and Detention Center-Then he will be secured between the Jaws. Once the Rope has been set on Fire and the Jaws have been lifted up 16 feet in the air!-There will be No Turning Back!...Jay says "..Even though I have mastered most of Houdini's Escapes-The Jaws of Death Scare Me! Rehearsal for this escape has not gone well! this is definitely one of the most dangerous escapes I have ever attempted!.. Wish me Luck!"