File this under things you should never do at home. But in Myrtle Beach you can watch sword swallowers perform death-defying feats at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditoriums. They will again be home to a majority of the world’s sword swallowers as they demonstrate their death-defying skills to mark World Sword Swallower’s Day on Saturday, February 25 at 2:00pm.
This will be the tenth year that Ripley’s has hosted the event, which celebrates the 4,000 year old art and honors the few people in the world who risk their lives every time they swallow a sword. The event also recognizes the contributions that sword swallowers have made to medicine and science. There are only a few dozen people in the world able (and willing) to swallow swords.
“Sword swallowers have been prodded and examined by doctors and scientists in the name of science for the past 150 years, often without being recognized for their contributions,” said Dan Meyer, President, Sword Swallower’s Association International. “We want to change that. That’s one of the reasons we celebrate World Sword Swallower’s Day.”
If you would like to visit Ripley’s Odditorium, Aquarium, or any of the Ripley’s Myrtle Beach Attractions after the free show; Ripley’s is showing their “Carolina Love” until February 28th with a $10 (plus tax) admission to NC & SC residents for single admission tickets. In addition, $1 from every “Carolina Admit” will be donated to the America Heart Association – Myrtle Beach Chapter. Definitely a must to do when you are looking for family affordable things to do in Myrtle Beach. Tickets must be used by February 28th, 2017. You must present a valid NC/SC ID to receive the discount.