Saturday I went to the Jewish Museum (which I hadn't been to since 2006) [click that link for a incredible journey into the past] to learn about Harry Houdini. You were only allowed to take pictures one place: With Harry.
If you could't tell from the above photo essay, I am an escape artist now.
The thing I most wanted to learn about Harry Houdini when I got to the museum was what his real name was. Eric Weisz. As a kid he went by the germanic "Ehrich" and developed the nickname "Ehry" which sounds like "Harry" and he called himself "Houdini" after a French magician with the last name of Houdin.
And yes, all that is on Wikipedia, but I learned it in real life. At the museum.