205: Chinese Water Torture. Popularized by a trick by Houdini called “Escape from the Chinese Water Torture Cell” and by the Fu Manchu books of Sax Rohmer.

206: Officially it’s been denied. But what’s the story?

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  1. 1. Author Robert Jordan which was the pen name of James Oliver Rigney, Jr.
    2. For Whom the Bell Tolls the main character’s name is Robert Jordan (played by Gary Cooper in the movie).

    Author believed to have got his pen name from the character in the Ernest Hemingway novel?

  2. Wheel of time writer Robert Jordan and the film For whom the bell tolls.It had been speculated that Robert Jordan took his name from the character in the movie but the name Jordan contains the initials of his real name James Oliver Rigney

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