Science demands PROOF!
...where the PROOF is what's inside!
No, Science doesn't have to be DULL!
LOAN and LECTURELooking for an exhibit and program that's FRESH, UNIQUE, and DIFFERENT,
a CUTTING-EDGE program your audience has never seen before, one they will NEVER FORGET?
One of the most interesting programs you'll ever present -
Perfect entertainment for YOUR museum or event!
"Sharp as a scalpel!"
Ig Nobel Laureate Sword Swallower Dan Meyer
Winner 2007 Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine
President Sword Swallowers Association International
A unique museum exhibit on the "History, Art and Science of Sword Swallowing" featuring historical implements swallowed by the "World Champion Sword Swallower" Mlle. Edith Clifford with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus from 1899-1920. The exhibit includes giant swords, a saw, and multiple swords swallowed by Mlle. Clifford and other sword swallowers in their heyday, as well as x-rays of sword swallower Dan Meyer's chest, and the history of sword swallowing.
Combine this with a UNIQUE educational lecture on the "History, Art and Science of Sword Swallowing" with a live demonstration by the TOP sword swallower alive today: THE SWORD SWALLOWER featured on America's Got Talent, Ripley's Believe It or Not, The Today Show, and hundreds of other programs, SWORD SWALLOWER DAN MEYER presents Cutting Edge INNERtainment - unique family entertainment that's head-spinning, jaw-dropping, thought-provoking, mind-blowing and loaded with audience participation!
Fresh, unique and cutting edge for adults, yet wholesome and FUN for the whole family
A show your audience will NEVER FORGET!
"...Like a cross between comedy and magic,
except it's ALL REAL and ALL AMAZING!"
"You are obviously one of the BEST in the world at what you do..."
-Piers Morgan, NBC's America's Got Talent
"Dan Meyer is one of the TOP sword swallowers in the world!"
-Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
Through his unique blend of incredible feats and comedy, Dan Meyer will keep your audience entertained and on the edge of their seats for a program they will NEVER FORGET!
One of last of the few professional sword swallowers left in the world today, a multiple Guinness World Record holding sword swallower and Ripley's Believe It or Not best known for swallowing swords UNDERWATER in a tank of sharks and stingrays, this unique speaker is in constant demand around the world for his world-class shows and high-profile stunts around the world.
President of the Sword Swallowers Association Intl and winner of the 2007 Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine at Harvard, Dan is recognized as the world's leading expert in the 4000 year old field of sword swallowing.
Dan's educational, motivational & inspirational shows can be customized for corporate events, medical associations, science festivals, health care events, colleges, universities, artist tours, TV programs, documentaries, church youth events, and other events around the world.
Cuttting Edge INNERtainment
ENTERTAINMENT with an EDGE
a PROGRAM with a POINT!
Dan Meyer receiving the 2007 Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine at Harvard University.
Notice the expressions on the faces of Nobel Laureates Drs William Lipscomb,
Robert Laughlin and Dudley Herschbach as they analyze the acceptance speech!
WHOSword Swallower Dan Meyer
- winner 2007 Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine at Harvard
- award-winning author
- inspirational/motivational speaker
- science/medical lecturer
- corporate entertainer
- multiple Guinness World Record holder
- multiple Ripley's Believe It or Not performer
- semi-finalist NBC's America's Got Talent
- President of the Sword Swallowers Association International
- world's leading authority in the field of sword swallowing
- ...and speaker at YOUR next event!
Award-winning Ig Nobel Laureate Dan Meyer has garnered international recognition as performer, author, public speaker, leading authority, and renowned expert for his research on the ancient art of sword swallowing, its dangers, risks and side effects.
A passionate advocate for preserving the ancient art, Meyer is known for his probing research studies, motivational talks, penetrating live performances, informative medical demonstrations, high profile stunts, and media appearances around the world.
As a multiple Guinness World Record holder, featured Ripley's Believe It or Not performer, and a semi-finalist in "America's Got Talent", Meyer is known worldwide for swallowing solid steel blades from 15 to 30 inches long and up to 8 swords at once.
Best-known for swallowing a 30" sword while submerged 20 feet underwater in a tank of sharks and stingrays, Meyer is widely recognized as one of the top performers of only a few dozen true sword swallowers left performing around the world today.
As Executive Director of the Sword Swallowers Association Int'l, avid historical researcher and collector of sword swallowing artifacts, founder of the Sword Swallower's Museum and Hall of Fame, and co-author of a 2-year comprehensive medical study published in the prestigious British Medical Journal that won him the 2007 Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine at Harvard, Meyer is widely recognized as the world's foremost authority on the ancient art of sword swallowing.
In demand as a lecturer and featured speaker for museums, medical, science, and health care events, Meyer has been featured in hundreds of documentaries, interviews, articles, and medical/scientific lectures around the world.
"Sword Swallowing and its Side Effects"
British Medical Journal, BMJ 2006;333:1285-1287 (23 December)
"...a cut above others, adds to the incisive body of literature on sword swallowing...
...will keep the BMJ at the cutting edge of sword swallowing literature."
--Dr. Katherine Grebenick, British Medical Journal, London, England
Download | Read the BMJ article
"Science, NOT Fiction!"
MedicalDan presents entertaining and educational lectures/presentations revealing the ins and outs of the science of sword swallowing, explains the medical aspects of where the sword really goes in the human body, show x-rays, and discusses details of the near-fatal injury he sustained while swallowing 5 swords at once.
HistoricalDan discusses the social history of sword swallowing in a variety of cultures over the past 4000 years, and probes the reasons WHY people have attempted to swallow swords for thousands of years. He describes how science and medicine have historically utilized sword swallowers for medical research over the past 150 years since Dr. Adolph Kussmaul enlisted a sword swallower to help develop the rigid endoscope in 1868.
Educational DemonstrationsAnd with the help of doctors, nurses, or your medical/scientific staff, Dan can perform amazing educational demonstrations right before your very eyes... swallowing swords, forceps, endoscope, or other unusual objects, followed by an enthusiastic audience participation period of questions-and-answers - a very unique and interesting presentation to spice up your next science/medical program or event!
Laughter is the Best MedicineNever a DULL moment...
...All presented with a light touch of comedy and a twinkle in the eye...
X-ray Fluoroscopy of Sword Swallower Dan Meyer Swallowing Surgical Forceps
X-ray Fluoroscopy of Sword Swallower Dan Meyer swallowing a sword
X-ray Fluoroscopy of Sword Swallower Dan Meyer Swallowing Serpentine Sword
X-ray Fluoroscopy of Sword Swallower Dan Meyer Swallowing Curved Sword
Where he's performedAt medical demonstrations at science and medical centers, hospitals, research centers, swallowing disorder clinics, science festivals, at colleges and universities around the world, from Vanderbilt to Harvard to MIT to Oxford and Cambridge!
Here are just a few of the places Dan has performed:
Wellcome Trust Foundation Museum, London
Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen
Natural History Museum, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Centre for Life Museum, Newcastle, England
Dundee Science Centre, Dundee, Scotland
Experimentarium Science Museum, Copenhagen
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT
Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL
Guinness World Records Museums, London, Copenhagen, Rome
Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, London
Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, Copenhagen
Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, Times Square NY
Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, Myrtle Beach SC
Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, Dallas TX
Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, Branson MO
Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, Orlando FL
Circus Hall of Fame Museum, Peru, IN
Circus World Museum, Baraboo, WI
Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Ig Nobel Lectures, MIT, Cambridge, MA
AAAS Science Convention, Chicago, IL
IAEWP World Peace Conference, Huntsville, AL
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Vanderbilt Stallworth Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Southern Hills Medical Center, Nashville, TN
HealthCamp Nashville, David Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester, England
Ospedale Umberto Policlinico Hospital, Rome, Italy
Oxford University, Oxford, England
Cambridge Univeristy, Cambridge, England
Corpus Christi University, Cambridge, England
Imperial College, London, England
Portsmouth University, Portsmouth, England
New Scientist Magazine, London, England
Festival della Scienza, Genoa, Italy
Forskningens Døgn Science Festival, Odense, Denmark
Vetenskaps Festivalen Science Festival, Göteborg, Sweden
Eid Al-Adha Festival, Doha, Qatar
Cheltenham Science Festival, Cheltenham, England
Ig Nobel Tour of the UK, National Science Week, UK
Newcastle Science Centre for Life, Newcastle, England
Fame Labs International Finals, Cheltenham, England
Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands
University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland
Unilever Research Laboratories, Liverpool, England
Hewlett Packard, Bristol, England
Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
University of Denmark
University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
University of Southern Denmark, Fjord og Bælt, Kerteminde, Denmark
University of Denmark, Lundbeck Auditorium, Copenhagen, Denmark
Waldorf College, Distinguished Service Award, Forest City, IA
PINC Conference, Zeist, Netherlands
Divosa Conference, Maastricht, Netherlands
In Medical articles and documentaries
The Discovery Channel
Discovery Health Channel
CNN Health with Sanjay Gupta
The Learning Channel
ABC Medical News
British Medical Journal
The History Channel
New Scientist Magazine
NPR Science Friday
BBC World TV
Where he can perform
- Science Museums, Science Centers
- Hospitals, Medical Centers, medical clinics, seminars
- Regional, state, and national Medical Association Meetings and Conventions
- GERD, Dysphagia and Swallowing Disorder Clinics and research centers
- Colleges, Universities, Medical Colleges
- Corporate conventions and events
- Motivational programs and keynote speeches - World Peace Conference, Ig Nobel Tours, PINC Conference
- Youth events, Christian Artist festivals, YEC and denominational youth events
- Awana and Upward Unlimited Awards Night Celebrations
- Sports Events - ESPN, NBA Halftime, Major League and Minor League Baseball games
- Cruise Ships
- Radio and TV appearances and documentaries
- Medical articles, documentaries, research studies
- For YOUR next Science or Medical program, youth event or Upward program!
Events in the UK and throughout Europe may also include a multimedia PowerPoint presentation lecture by co-author Dr. Brian Witcombe, consulting radiologist, Gloucester Royal Hospital, on their research paper "Sword Swallowing and its side effects" as published in the British Medical Journal.
Both individually and as a team, they have presented head-spinning lecture demonstrations to popular acclaim at Harvard, MIT, Oxford University, Cambridge, Imperial College, the Newcastle Centre for Life, BBC, ITV, at the Guardian Newsroom and New Scientist Magazine for the BA National Science Week in the UK, at the AAAS Science Convention in Chicago, at Cheltenham Science Festival UK, Festival della Scienza in Genova, Italy, Forskningens Døgn Science Festivals throughout Denmark, and Vetenskaps Festivalen in Göteborg, Sweden. They were a big hit at the Wellcome Trust Foundation in London, and they have become a much-anticipated regular traditional on numerous Ig Nobel Lecture Tours of the UK, Denmark, Sweden, and Italy.
Inquire about having them speak at YOUR event!
Sword removed by Dr. Thomas Michel, Dean, Harvard School of Medicine, Ig Nobel Ceremony Oct 2, 2008
Sword removed by Dr. Thomas Michel, Dean Harvard School of Medicine, Ig Nobel Ceremony Oct 2, 2008
2009 Dutch Documentary "Sword Swallowing and Its Side Effects"
Dan and Marc Abrahams on the Alan Titchmarsh Show ITV for National Science Week 2008
Wall Street Journal coverage of Dan performing at 2008 Ig Nobel Awards
Dan performing at Inexplicable Acts, Wellcome Trust Foundation, London Feb 2009
World Record 9 Nobel Laureates Remove Sword from Dan to open 2009 Ig Nobel Awards Ceremony
Dan being x-rayed at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Nashville, TN, the History Channel Feb 2010
"While the swords were in Meyer's throat,
"Ig Nobels honor cutting-edge research
"Shocking, jaw-dropping and informative!
"Your performance was a joy to watch!
"It was wonderful working with Dan!
"Dan is an outstanding presenter and entertainer...
"Fantastic performance! Sharp as a scalpel!
"Dan's performance was amazing!
"...In a science festival of many star turns, none came close to Dan
"As I watched and listened, something remarkable happened: I was ENTRALLED!
"It was quite incredible to have a sword swallower at our Science Festival,
"I was shocked and excited when I finally witnessed it...
"That was the most fantastic show I've ever seen!
"I was surprisingly entertained!"
"I could hardly bear to watch it,
"I've seen a lot of incredible things in my life,
"At first I was afraid I was going to pass out,
"While sword swallowing has traditionally been destined to sideshows and medical lectures,
"Dan was the BEST live act we've EVER had here!
"Dan is one of a kind. He's the Master Professor of Sword Swallowing!
"Fantastic! Wow! That it was incredibly... scary!"
"You've obviously spent years mastering sword swallowing,
"I've never seen that before in my life,
Dan Meyer is not only the leading expert as the President of the
"The sword swallower was unbelievable!
"To see a man swallow a weapon for peace
"Dan presented by far the most amazing presentation on peace I have ever witnessed.
Don't just take THEIR word for it...
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