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Sword Swallowing

WATCH: 'Freakshow' Star Attempts Life-threatening Stunt

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.31.2014 | Weird News

As if sword swallowing wasn't challenging enough, try having someone attack the blade with a whip. That was the extremely dangerous idea behind a c...

I Am the Cutting Edge of Corporate Speaking

The Lady Aye | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
The Lady Aye

I like to joke that I am on the cutting edge of corporate speaking in more ways than one. I didn't get here because I'm particularly tech-savvy, jargon-heavy or industry-driven either, it's because I'm a professional sword swallower.

WATCH: Inside A Sword Swallower's Body As The Blade Slides In

Posted 02.24.2013 | Science

Sticking a blade down your throat might not be the safest thing to do, that's for sure. But as the world marked the seventh annual World Sword Swallow...

Oral Hygiene Habits of the Interesting: America's Got Talent Sword Swallower Dan Meyer

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

"It often takes from 3-10 years to learn to swallow a single sword, practicing multiple time a day, and some people never learn."

David Moye

WATCH: A Steel-Slurping, Sword-Swallowing Extravaganza

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 02.23.2012 | Weird News

It may be hard to swallow, but sword swallowers do more than entertain people by sticking things down their throats. A few have been on the cutting ed...

David Moye

WATCH: Why Do Fruit Bats Have Oral Sex? Ig Nobel Prize Celebrates 20 Years Of Weird Academic Research

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 11.27.2011 | Weird News

Scientists who make discoveries that have lasting value to humanity get awarded with Nobel prizes. That doesn't happen to those who figure out that...

David Moye

Ripley's Introduces World's First Sword Swallowing App: iSword

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 10.02.2011 | Weird News

Sword swallowing isn't for everyone. In fact, it's for hardly anyone, which is why there are only a few dozen professionals swallowing swords. "It ...

Chayne Hultgren Sets Sword-Swallowing World Record (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Australian Chayne Hultgren, also known as the Space Cowboy, has set a new world record by swallowing 18 swords at the same time. He beat his own 2008 ...

Man Swallows 11 Swords (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ramesh Chandra swallows 11 swords! "As a child I used to perform tricks as part of a troupe that went round local villages before my uncle hurt himse...

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: February 27, 2009

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

I quite liked Mark McKinnon's piece in The Daily Beast, today, about Twitter "jumping the shark." I especially liked his admonition that we all must ...