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Ripley’s Believe It or Not to celebrate World Sword Swallower’s Day Feb. 25

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At 2:25 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, more than 20 sword swallowers will be “dropping swords” in a worldwide event at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditoriums around the world in celebration of World Sword Swallower’s Day.

World Sword Swallower’s Day was founded by the Sword Swallower’s Association International (SSAI) and is co-sponsored by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! It was established to honor the ancient art and raise awareness of the contributions that sword swallowing has made to the medical field including raising money for esophageal cancer research.

In Orlando, Ripley’s will welcome sword swallower Dan Meyer who will be holding a free sword swallowing show outside the Odditorium. The show will start at 1:30 p.m. with a finale at 2:25:12 p.m. to coincide with the 2/25/12 date.

The Odditorium is located at 8201 International Drive and more information can be found on their website here.

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