Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditoriums will again be home to a majority of the world’s sword swallowers as they demonstrate their death-defying skills to mark
World Sword Swallower's Day on Saturday, February 25.
Ripley's invites Metroplex residents to take part in the celebration with FREE a free sword swallowing show in the lobby of The Palace on that Saturday. Crispy Knight returns to lead a group of performers who will swallow swords and show off their other amazing sideshow skills, including walking on glass and eating fire. The show starts at 1:30 pm with a Big Swallow finale at 2:25 pm.
This will be the tenth year that Ripley’s has hosted the event, which celebrates the 4,000 year old art and honors the few people in the world who risk their lives every time they swallow a sword. The event also recognizes the contributions that sword swallowers have made to medicine and science. There are only a few dozen people in the world able (and willing) to swallow swords.
“Sword swallowers have been prodded and examined by doctors and scientists in the name of science for the past 150 years, often without being recognized for their contributions,” said Dan Meyer, President, Sword Swallower’s Association International. "We want to change that. That's one of the reasons we celebrate World Sword Swallower's Day."
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has long chronicled the incredible feat of sword swallowing. Sword swallowers were prominently featured at the very first Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1933.
For more information call 972-263-2391.
Hope to see you at The Palace!