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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Grand Prairie Celebrates "World Sword Swallower's Day"
Posted Date: 2/5/2014

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - It's edgy. It takes mettle - and metal. It is sword swallowing, and once again Ripley's Believe It or Not! honors this ancient art by celebrating World Sword Swallower's Day on Saturday, February 22.

More than 20 sword swallowers will risk their lives when they "drop swords" at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditoriums around the world on February 22. In all, more than 125 feet of solid steel will go down the hatch - hopefully without a scratch!
 
This will be the 7th annual World Sword Swallower's Day celebration, founded by the Sword Swallowers Association International (SSAI) and co-sponsored by Ripley's Believe It or Not!Ripleys

More than 20 sword swallowers will risk their lives when they "drop swords" at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditoriums around the world on February 22. In all, more than 125 feet of solid steel will go down the hatch - hopefully without a scratch!
 
This will be the 7th annual World Sword Swallower's Day celebration, founded by the Sword Swallowers Association International (SSAI) and co-sponsored by Ripley's Believe It or Not!

In the Metroplex, Crispy Knight will again demonstrate his sword swallowing skills at a free performance at Ripley's Grand Prairie Odditorium, located at 601 East Palace Parkway. The show will start at 1:30 pm with an official "swallow" at 2:22:14 p.m. to coincide with the 2/22/14 date.

"We established World Sword Swallower's Day to honor this ancient art and recognize the few people in the world who can do this," explains Dan Meyer, a sword swallower whose amazing feats  have been chronicled by Ripley's Believe It or Not!.  "We also raise awareness of the contributions sword swallowers have made to the fields of medicine and science and raise money for esophageal cancer research."
 
People who want to try their hand at sword swallowing - and not risk their lives - can use the Ripley iSword app to swallow a virtual sword and freak out their friends. All it takes is nerves of steel and lightning-fast reflexes. The app is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch iOS 5 or later.



Ripley's Believe It or Not! & Louis Tussaud's Palace of Wax
601 Palace Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
972-263-2391 |
ripleys.com/grandprairie

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