Just when you think there are no holidays to get you through the month, some obscure, pseudo-holiday celebration comes along to brighten your mood and give you an excuse to take a road trip.
What else could we be talking about but the world-famous International Sword Swallowers Awareness Day? I know, quite a mouthful. Don't laugh too hard, though, you don't want to hurt yourself. After all, it's a little rough coming out.
Ripley's and the Sword Swallowing Association International (Hey, everyone else in this town has an association) claim the event has much to offer around the world: "More than a dozen sword swallowers at seven Ripley's Believe It or Not! museums worldwide will be performing shows at 2:28 p.m. local time on February 28, International Sword Swallowers Awareness Day. More than 30 feet of solid steel is set to go down the hatch - hopefully without a scratch!"
Now how can you let that slide out of your mouth without wanting to see it live?
Well lucky for us in the Washington region, we can go see this event for FREE in Ocean City, Md.
Here are the details:
In Ocean City, Tyler Fyre and Thrill Kill Jill of the Lucky Daredevil Thrillshow will perform.
Saturday at 2:28 p.m.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium
Pier Building on the Boardwalk
401 S. Atlantic Ave.
Ocean City, Md.