All audiences know of Houdini and his incredible escapes. Here's an effect where you demonstrate his incredible feats in a most magical way!
Effect: Houdini escapes three times after being tied up. The last escape is under the fairest and most impossible conditions -- in the spectator's hand.
You start and end clean. All is examinable before and after. A rope, tied around your fingers and hand, melts through twice; and then Houdini escapes a third and final time slowly, off the spectator's hand under challenging conditions.