World Sword Swallower’s Day, created by an Ig Nobel Prize winner

Today, February 22, is International Sword Swallowers Day, created by sword swallower — and Ig Nobel Prize winner — Dan Meyer, who also created the organization Sword Swallowers Association International, of which he serves as president. Dan, an American, together with Dr. Brian Witcombe, a Briton, shared the 2007 Ig Nobel Prize for medicine, for their penetrating […]

Arianna Huffington Pulls Sword From Ig Nobel Winner Dan Meyer’s Throat

The Huffington Post headline says it all: “Arianna Huffington Pulls Sword From Dan Meyer’s Mouth“. Dan shared the 2007 Ig Nobel Prize in medicine, with Dr. Brian Witcombe, for their British Medical Journal report called “Sword Swallowing and Its Side Effects“. Today in New York City, Dan had an intimately touching encounter with media mogul […]