Swallow Your Pride

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I think I’m supposed to start by warning people that sword-swallowing is VERY DANGEROUS and should not be attempted at home.  But if you’re dumb enough to slide a 2-foot piece of metal down your throat without lessons, I’d be much more likely to nominate you for the ‘culling of the herd’ human evolution solution. And good luck to you.

Yes – sword-swallowers really do it. No – I don’t know how.  But I found a  link here from the series: “How Stuff Works” website. There are pages of explanations and instructions including:

“The act of swallowing a sword is an interaction between two fundamentally dissimilar objects – a human being’s upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract and a sword. The upper GI tract is a series of connected, living organs. It includes the throat, or pharynx, the esophagus and the stomach. The GI tract is relatively soft, and it has several pronounced curves in its relaxed state. A sword, on the other hand, is inanimate and rigid.”

More here.

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