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  • We wandered the midway in a magical place peopled with frogboys and lizardgirls and sword-swallowing dwarves when a six foot tall fire breathing man eating chicken swooped down from high atop the Ferris wheel bursting into showering cascades of amber orange embers shimmering torrents of sizzling sparks plumes of bilious violet smoke rising like a Phoenix from the ashes of our Cotton candy dreams.

    Unday Morning

  • He was a little, thin, sawed-off, sword-swallowing and juggling Frenchman.

    The Leopard Man's Story

  • The inspiration was the traditional sword-swallowing act; but Houdini took it one step further -- he'd place several needles on his tongue, and then swallow them with a glass of water along with some thread.

    Harmon Leon: Harry Houdini and His Cunning Stunts at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Every once in a while, the crazy antics (hula-hooping, sword-swallowing, meta-criticism) stop and the young actors are not bad.

    College students' take on 'Darfur' makes satire the sideshow

  • COLONIAL MARKET AND FAIR, colonial-attired artisans demonstrate 18th-century crafts and sell traditional wares, 18th-century entertainment including music, fire-eating, sword-swallowing, puppet and magic shows and specialty food for sale.

    Fairfax County community calendar, Sept. 16-23, 2010

  • MOUNT VERNON COLONIAL MARKET AND FAIR Colonial-attired artisans sell traditional wares and provide entertainment including music, fire-eating, sword-swallowing, magic shows and Potomac River sightseeing cruises.

    Going Out Guide for Alexandria and Arlington, Va., Sept. 16-22

  • Then he introduced the Scarecrow, who did a sword-swallowing act that aroused much interest.

    Love Letters

  • Presidential tea leaves; open-market elves; the fine art of sword-swallowing

    Primary Sources

  • When I saw the top picture, I thought it was a sword-swallowing elephant!

    Ponder If You Will...

  • The Sword Swallower He drew from influences ranging from the leading thinkers on capitalism and a sword-swallowing Swedish health expert to Norman Borlaug, the plant pathologist who won the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the Green Revolution that boosted food production.

    Wealth of Ideas: Bill Gates Issues


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  • Sword-swallowing wounds tend to heal better than similar perforations inflicted accidentally by doctors who insert scopes down their patients’ throats.

    —“Sword Swallowing and Its Side Effects,” Brian Witcombe and Dan Meyer, British Medical Journal

    June 13, 2015