Swallowing swords is an art and those who have perfected it would, naturally, want to show off their skills – hence, for the last seven years, Dan Meyer, the President of the Sword Swallowers Association International organizes a day specifically for those who have perfected the art.
It is held on the last Saturday of February and is held over a 24-hour period when nearly 200 sword swallowers gather.
This has been reported in main.aol.com of dated 21st of February 2013.
It seems sword swallowing dates back to 4000BC and is difficult to master because the tip of the sword usually comes very close to the heart.
A 20-year old girl Asia Ray is the youngest sword swallower in the world – she is a part of the Venice Freak Show of her father Todd Ray.
Incidentally, interest in sword Swallowing and its popularity among a section of the people have grown in recent times thanks to the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and the AMC series Freakshow – this show has three sword swallowers in its cast.
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