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Aug. 27, 2008

The Science of Sword Swallowing

by Katrina Boston

A sword swallower, downing multiple swords at once

A sword swallower, downing multiple swords at once

Sword Swallowing is a technique that when seen often leaves its viewers in a momentary state of shock and awe. The audience simply cannot believe what they are viewing, after all, who in their right mind would stick sharp and dangerous objects directly into their body?

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