Ripley’s Believe It or Not Celebrates World Sword Swallowers Day


Did you know that February 28 is World Sword Swallowers Day? Neither did I! Thankfully, Ripley’s Believe It or Not was well aware of this day – and in true Ripley’s fashion, they shared the spectacle in a grand event! Thirteen Ripley’s locations celebrated the day by inviting sword swallowers from around the world to showcase their unique talents. Here in Orlando, we had eight performers – ranging in age from 16 to 64!


It was a rainy day in Orlando, but the show, as they say, must go on. When umbrellas arise at a show like this one, they simply become props. Bill Berry of the stunt duo “Rootberry” was happy to provide a little added amusement for those of us braving the elements as we awaited the main event. 


Speaking of Rootberry, Jonathan Root and Bill Berry were truly a marvelous addition to the Orlando event. Their talents go far beyond sword swallowing. I highly suggest checking out their full array of skills and madness whenever you have the chance. A little more from Bill Berry…