The human body can achieve some pretty amazing things and Discovery Health
has come up with a bunch of articles explaining how some of these feats are accomplished.
Bed Of Nails
Sword swallowing news
(scroll down). The history
of swordswallowing. Living
sword swallowers and their websites, like the belly dancer-neon-sword swallower
, side effects
Sword swallowing uncertainties
The sword passes within millimetres of the heart, aorta, and other vitals but, surprisingly, few deaths related to sword swallowing have been described. A Canadian sword swallower did die, but that was after swallowing an umbrella.
A sword may feel unconfortable and leave "a taste of stomach acids and metal" in your mouth, but it's a hell of a party trick.