National Sword Swallowers Day 2017

Reason to celebrate: February 22, 2017 is National Sword Swallowers Day.

Sword Swallowers Day

Harmful, stimulating and appealing, Sword Swallowers Day showcases the fine art of sword swallowing. Do we even have to tell you not attempt this in the home?

BLADES OF GLORY: It's World Sword Swallowers Day
BLADES OF GLORY: It's World Sword Swallowers Day

Sword swallowers will be sharpening their resolve and their blades today because it's World Sword Swallowers Day. Now in its eighth year, World Sword Swallowers Day is when blade gobblers gather at 13 Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Odditoriums to gobble ...

How Sword Swallowing Contributed to Modern Medicine
How Sword Swallowing Contributed to Modern Medicine

This weekend, spectators will gather at a dozen Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditoriums across America to watch performers stick swords down their throats, through their esophageal sphincters and into their stomachs. According to the Sword Swallowers ...

World Sword Swallowers Day On Feb. 22 Puts A Sharp Focus On Blade Biting
World Sword Swallowers Day On Feb. 22 Puts A Sharp Focus On Blade Biting

He's raising awareness about this incredibly difficult skill with World Sword Swallowers Day. Held annually on the last Saturday of February, World Sword Swallowers Day is a day when sword swallowers take center stage at 13 Ripley's Odditoriums around ...

World Sword Swallowers Day 2013 Is Anything But Pointless
World Sword Swallowers Day 2013 Is Anything But Pointless

For the last seven years, Meyer, president of the Sword Swallowers Association International has declared the last Saturday of February to be "World Sword Swallowers Day," a 24-hour period when the world's 200 or so sword swallowers sharpen their ...

World Sword Swallowers Day 2012: A Steel-Slurping Extravaganza (VIDEO)
World Sword Swallowers Day 2012: A Steel-Slurping Extravaganza (VIDEO)

In addition to raising awareness for the important contributions sword swallowers have made to science and medicine, McArthur said there is another, just as important, part of Sword Swallowers Day. He explained, "The day shows that an art form that was ...

Which days get the most fake holidays?
Which days get the most fake holidays?

But Tuesday was Area Code Day and Thursday will be Fancy Rat and Mouse Day (whatever that means). Nov. 11 is also Origami Day in Japan, a date chosen to commemorate the end of World War I. Various groups have claimed each of the 365 days of the ...

Slicing A Watermelon With A Sword Is The Worst Idea Ever
Slicing A Watermelon With A Sword Is The Worst Idea Ever

When the YouTube video description warns "He is completely sober," you know a crazy stunt is about to unfold. This man, who attempts to use a sword to slice a watermelon on a glass table, does not disappoint. He shatters the table, yelling "Sweet!".

How to swallow a sword
How to swallow a sword

And yet, there they were, nearly a dozen sword swallowers in the lobby at Ripley's Believe It or Not Times Square last Saturday, all ready to drop sword in honor of the 7th annual Sword Swallowers Day. Some of the swallowers, like Rush Hicks, said he ...

February 22, 2017 is also Margarita Day, World Thinking Day, Banana Bread Day, Open That Bottle Night, Walking the Dog Day