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Ig Nobel Prize Winner Documentary: Sword Swallowing and its Side Effects

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Uploaded on Sep 21, 2010

Dutch documentary on the Ig Nobel Prize-winning research paper "Sword Swallowing and Its Side Effects" published in the December 2006 BMJ British Medical Journal. Includes interviews with authors Dr. Brian Witcombe and Sword Swallower Dan Meyer, President of the Sword Swallowers Association, who won the 2007 Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine at Harvard. Filmed on the 2009 Ig Nobel science lecture tours of the UK and Denmark. Used by permission.

http://CuttingEdgeInnertainment.com Sword Swallower Dan Meyer is a 35x World Champion Sword Swallower, multiple Ripley's Believe It or Not with 7 Guinness World Records, recognized as the world's leading expert in sword swallowing as president of the Sword Swallowers Association International and winner of the 2007 Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine at Harvard for sword swallowing medical research.

As a performer, sword swallower Dan Meyer is best known for dangerous feats and extreme daredevil stunts such as swallowing 21 swords at once, swallowing swords underwater in a tank of sharks for Ripley's Believe It or Not Myrtle Beach, swallowing a sword heated to 1500 degrees RED HOT for Stan Lee's Superhumans, and for pulling a car by swallowed sword for Ripley's Believe It or Not Baltimore.

As a motivational speaker, Dan speaks on overcoming obstacles and doing the impossible at TEDx, Ig Nobel, PINC, Ignite talks, and corporate, science, medical, college, and youth events around the world on "Cutting Through Fear: The Art and Science of Doing the Impossible".

Watch Dan Meyer win the 2007 Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine at Harvard:
http://youtu.be/qA3Re1PYIFM

Watch Dan swallow swords in a tank of SHARKS for Ripley's Believe It or Not!
http://youtu.be/z6B75dceSUE

Watch Dan WOW the judges on the America's Got Talent Atlanta:
http://youtu.be/_Aw7EkIsYK0

Watch Dan swallow a FLAMING sword and CURVED sword on Americas Got Talent Las Vegas Semi-Finals:
http://youtu.be/GLwxq3ESSaQ

From the AGT Las Vegas Semi-Finals, Meyer went on as a Top 50 Finalist as a AGT Wildcard to America's Got Talent Finals in Los Angeles in 2008.

Watch Dan swallow 7 swords at once and a sword heated to 1500 degrees RED-HOT for Stan Lee's Superhumans on History Channel:
http://youtu.be/Ohz5NjPHUvs

Watch Dan swallow a 100-year old SAW and 15 SWORDS AT ONCE for AOL Weird News:
http://youtu.be/Q2SOoyn5g80r

Watch Dan Meyer EAT GLASS and swallow a GLOWING LIGHT SABER on the Ricki Lake Show:
http://youtu.be/rZuRppfLFzk

Watch Dan Meyer PULL a CAR by swallowed sword for Ripley's Believe It or Not Baltimore:
http://youtu.be/_t-c_XoGNdk

Still don't believe sword swallowing is real? Want Scientific PROOF?
Check out X-ray fluoroscopes filmed at Vanderbilt Medical Center for Stan Lee's Superhumans to prove sword swallowing is REAL:
http://youtu.be/Uv7Gkfrno4A
http://youtu.be/44psv4RzgOg
http://youtu.be/aMc6-gJJWRA

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"Cutting Through Fear - From Wimp to World Record Holder: The Art and Science of Doing the Impossible" Sword Swallower Dan Meyer now speaks as a corporate, motivational and inspirational speaker, comedy youth entertainer and speaker at events such as Ig Nobel, Ignite, PINC, TEDx, science and medical festivals, museums and associations, corporate, college, and youth events such as YEC, DNOW, 5th Quarter, Extreme Tour, Upward Unlimited Awards Night Celebrations, and corporate conventions, conferences, fairs, festivals, artist tours, and other events in 25 countries around the world.

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