Feb 22 2013
Secretaries get honored once a year, as do mothers, fathers and even people who talk like pirates, so why shouldn’t sword swallowers? That’s what sword swallower Dan Meyer thinks. For the last seven years, Meyer, president of the Sword Swallowers Association International has declared the last Saturday of February to be “World Sword Swallowers Day,” a 24-hour period when the world’s 200 or so sword swallowers sharpen their skills collectively. This year, World Sword Swallowers Day is on Feb. 23, and blade gobblers will gather at various places around the world, including 18 of the 32 Ripley’s Odditoriums, to perform solo swallowing and a simultaneous swallow at 2:23 p.m. local time. [Continue Reading]
If there is one group of people on the planet I have absolutely no use for it’s sword swallowers. What can I say, I’m a sword swallower hater. I really am. Not only does the act of swallowing a sword disgust me, it brings no entertainment value nor any skill of true value. Anything you can learn to become by being a lunatic and practicing just doesn’t cut the cheese with me. Deuces.
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