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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

World Sword Swallower's Day Saturday Feb 23

Sometimes I just love living here. Why? Because of World Sword Swallower's Day happening this Saturday on Hollywood in front of Ripley's. This is not a way to cash in on the Oscars being the next day or very close by you'll see people swallowing swords for free. Get there around 1:20pm to see the show and the official sucking down of the swords at 2:23pm. Be on the look out for Hobbits nearby as a whole slew of Lord of the Rings fans will be in town this weekend too.

Press release below

Sword Swallowers Association and Ripley's Believe It or Not! pay homage to
the art of sword swallowing with free shows on February 23

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (Feb19, 2013) - Multiple sword swallowers will be "dropping swords" at Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditoriums worldwide on February 23, in celebration of the 6th annual World Sword Swallower's Day.
World Sword Swallower's Day was founded by the Sword Swallowers Association International (SSAI) and is co-sponsored by Ripley's Believe It or Not!   
On February 23, sword swallowers from around the world will be putting on free shows at nearly 20 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums worldwide.

In Hollywood, George the Giant - the tallest sword swallower in the world - will be joined by performers for a free show outside Ripley's Believe It or Not! Hollywood, located at 6780 Hollywood Blvd. The show will start at 1:30 pm with an official "swallow" at 2:23:13 p.m. to coincide with the 2/23/13 date.