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Tired of dull boring Science lectures?

Science doesn't have to be dull and boring...

...where ancient art  meets  modern science!

Spice up your next Science event with a penetrating  program!

Ig Nobel Prize Winner

Science Speaker / Medical Lecturer
Sword Swallower Dan Meyer

Cutting Edge Innertainment Sword Swallower Dan Meyer
Cutting Edge Innertainment Sword Swallower Dan Meyer
Looking for a Science 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 fascinating programs you'll ever present!
PERFECT for YOUR next science/medical program or event!

"Sharp as a scalpel!"
"Never a dull moment!"


Ever since Dr. Adolf Kussmaul developed the rigid endoscope on a sword swallower in 1868, sword swallowers have been poked, prodded, and studied by doctors and scientists around the world in the name of science!

Ig Nobel Prize Winner
Science Speaker / Medical Lecturer
International TEDx Speaker
Sword Swallower Dan Meyer


Winner of the 2007 Ig Nobel Prize in Medicine at Harvard University for historical medical research on sword swallowing injuries published in the British Medical Journal, Science Speaker and Medical Lecturer SWORD SWALLOWER DAN MEYER presents Cutting Edge INNERtainment -

a combination of unique science programs and cutting edge 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!"

 -Wellcome Trust Foundation, London

"We LOVE your act... You're thoroughly entertaining!
You are obviously the BEST in the WORLD

at what you do..."
    -Piers Morgan, NBC's America's Got Talent

and one of the TOP sword swallowers in the WORLD!"

    -Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Through his unique blend of incredible feats and comedy, science speaker Dan Meyer will keep your audience entertained and on the edge of their seats with 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, unique Science Speaker Dan Meyer is in constant demand 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, informational, and motivational shows can be customized for science museums, science festivals, medical associations, health care events, colleges, universities, medical schools, festivals, exhibit openings, lectures, TV programs, documentaries, youth science events, and other science events.



Science and Swords
Science on the Cutting Edge

You flip on the TV.   Sure, you've seen them before, but there's something about press conferences you find irresistible.  The throng of eager reporters, the normally reclusive scientist and medical technicians clad in impeccably pressed pure white lab coats, exhibiting an air of exuberance befitting their first public sighting in five years.  You're not sure what's up, but you can tell it's going to be big!

​Pan right.

An intruder. A middle-aged man smiles mischievously. He steps into the light. Though professional, the man's solid black outfit stands out in stark contrast to the scientific environment of sterile white.

He draws a 3-foot sword from its scabbard, tilts back his head, and plunges the length of the blade down his throat.

The scientists erupt in wild applause.

Science and swords may seem an odd pair. But without the contributions of sword swallowers, we may not have some of today's most critical diagnostic tools. Sword swallowers rigorously train themselves to ignore the body's natural gag reflex, making them the perfect test subjects.

                    --Dan Meyer/Tim Anderson, Medical Migrant

A few places where Dan has presented

AAAS Science Conference, Chicago

Wellcome Trust Foundation, London

Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, Harvard

Ig Nobel Science Lecture world tours
IAEWP World Peace Conference, Huntsville, AL
PINC Conference, Zeist, Netherlands

Cheltenham Science Festival, Cheltenham, England
Festival della Scienza, Genoa, Italy
Forskningens Døgn Science Festival, Odense, Denmark
Beakerhead Science Festival, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Vetenskaps Festivalen, Göteborg, Sweden
Fame Labs International, Cheltenham, England
Fritz Wenzel Science Conference, Marshfield, WI
Apogee Science Technology Festival BITS Pilani Rajasthan, India
Newcastle Science Centre for Life, Newcastle, England
Dundee Science Centre, Dundee, Scotland
Eksperimentarum Science Centre, Hellerup, Denmark

The Triple Helix, Cambridge, England

New Scientist Magazine, London, England

Unilever Research Laboratories, Liverpool, England
Langer Labs, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Knight Fellows, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Aarhus Universitet Science Lectures, Aarhus, Denmark

Health Camp Nashville

Discovery Health Channel

Discovery Science Channel

Discovery International

Daily Planet Canada
CNN Health with Sanjay Gupta
The Learning Channel
ABC Medical News
NPR Science Friday
British Medical Journal
Scientific American
Science Daily
National Geographic
New Scientist Magazine, London

Nature Magazine
Anals of Improbable Research
The Triple Helix Cambridge
ABC Dr Karl Kruszelknicki Show Sydney Australia
BBC Naked Scientists Show
BBC World TV
BBC Radio
NTV Russia

Go for the BEST!

   a CUT ABOVE the REST!

What others have said...


"A cut above the rest!"
  -British Medical Journal



"Shocking, jaw-dropping and informative!
Like a cross between comedy and magic,
but it was ALL REAL and ALL AMAZING!"

  -Wellcome Trust Foundation, London, England


"Incredible! Fantastic!

Something scientists don't normally get to experience!
It really made the festival one we will NEVER FORGET!"

 -Cheltenham Science Festival, Cheltenham, England

"Fascinating!  Brilliantly done! 

 Absolutely DELIGHTFUL!"

 -Newcastle Centre for Life, Newcastle, England


"In a science festival of many star turns,

none came close to Dan
for combining science, showmanship,

and scaring the hell out of audiences...
Rapier wit plus some sharp science

made for a cutting-edge spectacle!"
 -Quentin Cooper, BBC Material World,

 Fame Labs International, Cheltenham Science Festival, England

"Dan's performance was amazing!

He thrilled the audience and gave them a perfect bridge
between the science of his Ig Nobel prize,
and an education in sword swallowing."

 -Magnus Wahlberg, Fjord og Baelt, Kerteminde, Denmark

"Dan's performance was something that has never been seen

at a Science Festival like this before!  Rather than just swallowing swords,  Dan gave a detailed anatomical description of what was happening inside him when the sword went down. This made all the difference to the performance, especially to an audience of doctors and scientists!  People were on the edge of their seats, but too gripped to move!  Gasps rippled through the audience; hands were clamped to mouths;  Even the scientists in the audience were shocked, astounded and amazed, and being scientists, intrigued!
It was truly awesome!"

 -Elaine Snell, Cheltenham Science Festival, Cheltenham, England​

"Dan is a magical combination of showman

and my favourite science teacher -- 

and a true professional to work with!"

 -Mary Anne Moser, Director Beakerhead Science Arts Festival, Calgary, Alberta


"It was a great and sometimes heart-stopping lecture!"

  -Alister Doyle, Knight Science Fellow, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Cutting Edge Innertainment Sword Swallower Dan Meyer


Complete the online booking inquiry with your dates and budget range, 
or call to discuss your ideas - We'll be glad to brainstorm with you to put together an over-the-top event within your budget range.​

   a PROGRAM with a POINT!

        ...the PROOF  is what's INSIDE!

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