Sword swallowing and its side effects

From Bodyhack:

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While many prominent American medical journals are deadly serious, the BMJ likes to let its hair down once a year. In its Christmas issue, the journal tackles topics like the longevity of Oscar-winning screenwriters (less than that of nominated-but-didn't-win screenwriters) and the reasons why Danish people are so darned happy with their lives (it's not that "blonds have more fun" -- the researchers report that Swedes are blonder.)

In this year's issue, a couple researchers look at the health problems afflicting sword swallowers, those performers who like to put swords down their esophagus... es. (esophogi?)


Just reading about how they swallow swords is enough to make you cringe. Gah.

Sharp objects + human body = BAD.