Swallowing an umbrella

"The sword passes within millimetres of the heart, aorta, and other vitals but, surprisingly, few deaths related to sword swallowing have been described. A Canadian sword swallower did die, but that was after swallowing an umbrella." (from BMJ.com, the General Medical Journal, online, via MetaFilter.)

You do learn the darndest things on the web, don't you?

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Posted on November 4, 2005 and filed under Life.