Eric Odditorium – The World’s Most Daring Sword Swallower
Sword swallowing is considered to be one of the most dangerous acts that a human being can engage in. How, you may ask, does one become known as The World’s Most Daring Sword Swallower? Well, we found him in Arcata, CA this week and we’ll tell you all about it.
Eric Odditorium has been a professional sideshow performer for over 20 years, with a wide-ranging repertoire which includes glass walking, bug eating and fire breathing, to name a few. He is best known, however, as The World’s Most Daring Sword Swallower on account of his outrageous and infamous stunts that include a 15-inch sword (fully dropped) while:
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He’s graced the stage of Coney Island’s Sideshow by the Seashores and has toured across the country and back with troupes such as the 999 Eyes Freakshow, the Cut Throat Freakshow and the Circus Emporium Roadshow. This past week, LighterMate was able to catch up with the daredevil at the Humboldt Arts Festival where we were able to ask him a few questions:
Q. So Mister Odditorium, what is your favorite fire act that you’ve performed?
A. Recently, I performed at a gig were the audience suspected that I was going to do something with fire. I then attached a “fountain-stlye” firework to the handle of one of my swords. Without warning, I swallowed said sword and lit the firework, jumping around and flapping my arms like the wings of a bird. It got a good reaction!
Q. Where can people find you performing your craft?
Thanks for your time, Eric, and best of luck on your travels!