How to Become a Sword Swallower


So you're bored with the daily grind and even extreme snowmobiling seems terribly tame. Why not become a sword swallower? It's one of the most dangerous things you could ever do, but it will wow your friends.

Things You'll Need

  • Swords
  • Learn about sword swallowing. You by reading books like "Memoirs of a Sword Swallower" by Daniel P Mannix.

  • Look for resources online, such as those offered by and the Sword Swallowers Association International.

  • Take lessons in sword swallowing from the Coney Island Sideshow School. Check out their website listed in the resources for more information.

  • Practice diligently. Learn how to pass a sharp metal object down your throat into the stomach where it touches the bottom of the stomach at or near the duodenum. You must dodge vital organs to accomplish this feat. If you make a wrong move, you're either seriously injured or dead.

Tips & Warnings

  • Sword swallowing is dangerous and should not be attempted without assistance of a seasoned sword swallower. At the very least, you could suffer from peritonitis or perforation of esophageal or stomach lining, or a mistake can kill you. Do not try this without supervision and long training.

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