Monday, February 25, 2008

Sword Swallower Slices Into Celebrity Spotlight

HARTSELLE, Ala. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A sword swallower in Hartselle, Alabama, is hoping to get his cut of some worldwide recognition.

This Thursday (Feb. 28) is International Sword Swallower’s Awareness Day, which honors the contributions to science and showmanship of those who have braved the blade.

Sword Swallower’s Association President Dan Meyer will begin the day at a ribbon cutting ceremony with his hometown mayor, followed by two appearances in radiology departments at local hospitals.

Meyer says, “A lot of doctors think sword swallowers are fake, but then they see us, and they realize we can be used in medical research for swallowing disorders.”

Before the international celebration – which also has Meyer’s blade buddies performing in Australia, New York, Kansas, and Washington, D.C. – Meyer will be slicing his way into the celebrity spotlight.

On Wednesday (Feb. 27), Meyer will be taping a segment for America’s Got Talent, where he’ll swallow swords under the sharp scrutiny of judges David Hasselhoff, Sharon Osbourne, and Piers Morgan.

But Meyer can handle the cutthroat schedule, and says, “It’s an honor!”

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