How Sword Swallowing Works

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Sep 27, 201136m
How Sword Swallowing Works
Sep 27 '1136m
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Houdini suggested that sword swallowing was merely a trick. But there's no sleight of hand or throat to this ancient practice. Practitioners really do swallow swords, car axles and more. Learn more about sword swallowers in this gag-reflexive episode.

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