You might not know it, but February is National Swallowing Disorders Month.
And if that makes you go "ehhhhhhh," here's something to make you go "ahhhhhhhhhhhh."
This Saturday is International Sword Swallowers Awareness Day. In New York City, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium on 42nd Street will host free sword swallowing demonstrations at 2:28 p.m. on Saturday. (Get it? It's on Feb. 28.)
National Swallowing Disorders Month and Sword Swallowers Day are intended to "promote this ancient art that is still being carried on by a few dozen surviving practitioners, to raise awareness of the medical contributions sword swallowers have made to the fields of medicine and science, to honor veteran performers, and to correct misconceptions and educate the public and medical professionals," according to the Sword Swallowers Association International.