Last night (Oct. 4), professional sword swallower Dan Meyer was awarded Harvard Universitys Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine for a scientific sword-swallowing study he co-wrote in the prestigious British Medical Journal.
The Ig Nobel is designed to honor quirky achievements that provoke laughter as well as thought, and the story of where he was when he found out hed won the peculiar prize will never slip from his metal memory.
Meyer says, I was in a limo with two other Ripleys oddities, a guy who walks with backwards feet, and a no-armed archery sharpshooter. We were getting ready to meet Wolfboy and some conjoined twins in Times Square!
And while Dan keeps his cool and accepts the razor-sharp reward, its his mom hes all choked up about.
Meyer says, My parents will be proud. My mom hates it, but shell definitely be bragging to her women friends when she sees me in the paper.
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