Sword Swallowing World Records

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Largest Group Of Nobel Laureates To Remove A Sword From Someone's Throat

United States

On October 1, 2009, during the 19th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony in Cambridge, Massachusetts, eight Nobel Prize Laureates removed a 22-inch solid steel sword from Ig Nobel Prize Laureate sword swallower Dan Meyer’s throat. The Nobel Laureates involved:[ Rich Roberts][] - Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine, 1993[ Wolfgang Ketterle][] - Nobel Prize in Physics, 2001[ Dudley Herschbach][] - Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1986[ Paul Krugman][] - Nobel Prize in Economics, 2008[ Roy Glauber][] - Nobel Prize in Physics, 2005[ Frank Wilczek][] - Nobel Prize in Physics, 2004[ Martin Chalfie][] - Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 2008[ William Lipscomb][] - Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1976 tag:RecordSetterBook01 [ Rich Roberts]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RichardJ.Roberts [ Wolfgang Ketterle]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WolfgangKetterle [ Dudley Herschbach]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DudleyR.Herschbach [ Paul Krugman]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PaulKrugman [ Roy Glauber]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RoyJ.Glauber [ Frank Wilczek]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FrankWilczek [ Martin Chalfie]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MartinChalfie [ William Lipscomb]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lipscomb

Shortest Person To Remove A Sword From Someone's Throat

00:25 United States

Khagendra Thapa Magar, only 22 inches tall, removed a sword from sword swallower Dan Meyer’s throat. NOTE: This record is dangerous and should only be attempted by professionals.

Longest Handstand With Sword Swallowed

09:42 Australia

Aerial Manx performed a handstand for 14.75 seconds while swallowing a sword.

Longest "Hand to Hand" With Sword Swallowed

09:42 Australia

Aerial Manx and Hemlock Merjarne performed a “hand to hand” for 7.89 seconds while Manx held a swallowed sword in his mouth.

Most Consecutive Cartwheels With Sword Swallowed

00:50 Australia

Aerial Manx completed nine cartwheels with a swallowed sword in his mouth. NOTE: This record is dangerous and should only be attempted by trained professionals.

Most Neon Tubes Swallowed At Once

00:42 Australia

Aerial Manx swallowed two neon tubes at once.

Most Weight Lifted From A Swallowed Sword

03:29 Australia

Aerial Manx lifted 31 kilograms of weight while swallowing a sword.

Oldest Saw Swallowed

10:06 United States

Dan Meyer swallowed a 100-year old antique saw from a museum display at the Bruce Museum. For the feat, museum curators removed a 100-year-old antique saw that had belonged to World Champion Sword Swallower Edith Clifford, who was famous for swallowing this saw from 1901 to 1910, from the museum display exhibit. The saw and handle measured 35.5 inches long, the saw blade itself was 28 inches long.

Most Swords Swallowed At One Time

10:06 United States

Sword swallower Dan Meyer swallowed a total of 15 solid steel swords in front of a packed lecture hall during his presentation on the “History, Art, and Science of Sword Swallowing” at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut. Meyer assembled nine of his own swords (15–24 inches in length) and added six swords once owned by an early 20th-century sword swallower named Edith Clifford. Read more about the event here. NOTE: This record is dangerous and should only be attempted by trained professionals.

Most Swords Simultaneously Swallowed Underwater

05:50 United States

Dan Meyer simultaneously swallowed two swords while underwater. The first sword has a 21-inch blade and the second sword has a 24-inch blade. He performed the feat at the Italian show, [Lo Show Dei Records][1]. [1]: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loshowdei_record

Hottest Sword Swallowed

01:43 United States

Dan Meyer swallowed a 38-inch sword with the hilt heated to over 1,525 degrees Fahrenheit. The sword was made by blacksmith Ben Robbins who lowered the sword down into his throat using blacksmith’s tongs. He performed the feat for the [History Channel][1] documentary, “[Stan Lee’s Superhumans][2]”. NOTE: Sword swallowing is dangerous, please do not attempt these records without proper training, supervision and safety precautions. [1]: http://www.history.com/ [2]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StanLee’sSuperhumans

Most Targets Hit With A Bullwhip While Swallowing A Sword

00:57 Canada

Ryan Stock hit 16 targets using a bullwhip while swallowing a sword.

Longest Successful Basketball Shot While Sword Swallowing

00:44 United States

Root Berry made a successful basketball shot from a distance of 15 feet while swallowing a sword. NOTE: Sword swallowing is dangerous, please do not attempt these records without proper training, supervision and safety precautions.

Most Clubs Juggled While Sword Swallowing

01:26 United States

Root Berry juggled five clubs while sword swallowing. NOTE: Sword swallowing is dangerous, please do not attempt these records without proper training, supervision and safety precautions.

Most Water Lifted Using A Swallowed Sword

00:22 United States

Dan Meyer swallowed a sword and used it to lift a bucket containing five liters of water. He lifted a total of 5.14 kilograms for 5.63 seconds using the sword. He performed the feat during the Hyderabad City Fest. NOTE: Sword swallowing is dangerous, please do not attempt these records without proper training, supervision and safety precautions.

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