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The Crown Prince Regent of Thulia, 1954
The Nobody For President Campaign, 1940 to Present
The Hoaxing Hitchhiker, 1941
Jennifer Love Hewitt's Disappearing Breasts
Jean Gauntt, the Immortal Baby, 1939
The disumbrationist art hoax, 1924
The Society for Indecency to Naked Animals, 1959
Female thieves hide money in their bras, 1950
Sober Sue, the woman who never smiled, 1907
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
Head-Swallowing Trick
I found this series of photos in an old issue of Life Magazine (Dec. 7, 1936). It was titled "Tricks of Paris Season" and had this caption:

Patrons of a Paris nightclub are being entertained with this spectacle of one man swallowing another's head. M. Nicol pries open M. Martin's mouth, lowers his head, rams it in until the spectators see it disappear. Only the cold sober feel cheated by this act.

I assume the method of the trick is obvious enough not to require explanation.





Categories: Photos/Videos
Posted by The Curator on Fri Feb 22, 2008
Comments (3)
My Dad used to do a similar thing when we were kids but he made it look like he was picking his nose...
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Fri Feb 22, 2008  at  06:26 PM
woulda been cooler to see the guy swallow his own head, but I'm hard to impress.
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Sat Feb 23, 2008  at  01:57 AM
He dislocates his jaw?
Posted by outeast  on  Mon Feb 25, 2008  at  04:33 AM
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