Choi Gap-bok, 'The Korean Houdini'
Choi Gap-bok had practiced yoga for two decades, and measured a diminutive 1.6 m tall (5 ft, 4 in). His escape reportedly took only 30 seconds (plus a liberal application of skin ointment).
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