Ripley Radio – Celebrating World Sword Swallowers Day
The world’s pre-eminent sword swallower, Dan Meyer, is the guest this week as he speaks of the upcoming, 4th Annual World Sword Swallowers Day, set for Feb. 26, 2011. He’ll be talking about which Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditoriums will be hosting performers that day, and why the official day exists in the first place! We’ll learn about a lady who won the lottery several months after her death and about how popular turn of the century stunts were – back when stuntmen weren’t arrested for trying popular stunts, such as parachuting off the Statue of Liberty or going over Niagara Falls. AOL’s David Moye reports on the unbelievable life of the recently passed Jack Lalanne; Ripley archivist Edward Meyer looks back at the role Ripley’s has played for sword swallowers during the years, dating back to the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago; and Joe Kasinski of the Orlando Believe It or Not! Odditorium, visits to talk about that attraction’s new and unique exhibits that were added during its recent renovation.