http://CuttingEdgeInnertainment.com The 2007 Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine goes to Sword Swallower Dan Meyer, President of the Sword Swallowers Association Int'l, and Dr. Brian Witcombe, Radiologist at Gloucester Royal Hospital, for their medical research on sword swallowing injuries. The team spent 2 years researching sword swallowing injuries of the world's last known sword swallowers, members of the Sword Swallowers Association International, with their findings published in the BMJ medical research paper "Sword Swallowing and its Side Effects" published in the Dec 2006 British Medical Journal. The Ig Nobel Awards are presented at Harvard University each year for scientific research that "makes people laugh, and then makes people think".
Watch 9 Nobel Prize winners pull a sword from Sword Swallower Dan Meyer's throat by whip to set a NEW World Record at the 2009 Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony at Harvard:
Dutch documentary on this Ig Nobel award:
Dan's TED Talk on sword swallowing gets standing ovation:
Sword Swallower Dan Meyer went on to become a 35x World Champion Sword Swallower, 5x Ripley's Believe It or Not with 7 Guinness World Records, Finalist on America's Got Talent, featured on Stan Lee's Superhumans swallowing a RED-HOT sword.
Watch Dan swallow swords UNDERWATER in a tank of SHARKS for Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Watch Dan WOW the judges on America's Got Talent Atlanta:
Watch Dan swallow a FLAMING sword and CURVED sword on Americas Got Talent Las Vegas Semi-Finals:
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:
Watch Dan swallow a 100-year old SAW and 15 SWORDS AT ONCE for AOL Weird News:
Watch Dan Meyer EAT GLASS and swallow a GLOWING LIGHT SABER on the Ricki Lake Show:
Watch Dan Meyer PULL a CAR by swallowed sword for Ripley's Believe It or Not!
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Improbable Research Annual Ig Nobel Awards Ceremony at Harvard:
"From Wimp to World Record Holder: The Art and Science of Doing the Impossible" Ig Nobel Prize winner Sword Swallower Dan Meyer now speaks as a corporate, motivational and inspirational speaker, comedy youth entertainer and TED 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 35 countries around the world.
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