Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Sword Swallower Sticks Neck Out For Scary Stunt

HARTSELLE, Ala. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – For his most recent stunt, one sword swallower had to brave more than the blade.

Dan Meyer is a professional sword swallower whose recent bold battle with the blade is cutting into comics when it’s made into a syndicated Ripley’s Believe It or Not! comic strip on September 22.

But for Meyer, the feat – which involved him swallowing a 30-inch sword while underwater and surrounded by sharks and stingrays – was no laughing matter.

Meyer says, “It took razor sharp concentration. You feel like you’re going to be sick to your stomach, and you actually have to nudge your heart. And that’s just on land! Underwater is a whole different story.”

He adds, “I had to be careful I didn’t cough or choke, and I was worried about the stingrays bumping against the sword. Plus, I had just eaten, and my mom always told me not to go in the water on a full stomach!”

And now that his submerged sword stunt went swimmingly, Meyer’s ready to slice into his next dangerous stunt.

He says, “I want to do something with alligators. Do you know any friendly alligators?”

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