How Sword Swallowing Works HowStuffWorks

Although the swords used in sword swallowing do not have sharp edges, they are still capable of puncturing, scraping or otherwise perforating the GI tract. If someone swallo­ws multiple swords, the blades can slide past each other like scissors. When this happens, the inner surface of the GI tract can get caught between the moving swords, leading to serious lacerations. In addition, it's easy to fit a sword …Author: Tracy V. Wilson…

How People Swallow Swords In Stage Shows

Jan 31, 2011 · The act of sword swallowing is a complex process called ‘peristalsis’ which involves using up to 50 pairs of muscles in the throat. There is no actual ‘swallowing’ of the sword. Instead, the performer relaxes the throat enough to allow the blade to slide down the esophagus.…

How to swallow a sword

He wanted to start a day to raise awareness of sword swallowers, raise funds for swallowing disorders, and highlight the contributions sword swallowers have made to the fields of science and medicine.…