And You Thought YOUR Neighbors Are Weird: Sideshow, Sword Swallower, Walking on Broken Glass


Della Deadgirl after pounding a nail in her nose: “Generally the rule is, if you hit something squishy or hit something hard, STOP!”

Sideshow performers from around the U.S. gathered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania for their annual end-of-season convention, entertaining a crowd and one another with classic stunts like swallowing swords, eating worms, driving nails into their noses and walking on broken glass.

By the way, and in other news … a Buffalo Grove 4-year-old had a Lego trapped in his nose last night. Buffalo Grove firefighter/paramedics extricated the Lego sometime after 9:00 p.m. Wednesday. is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage of your purchases gets paid to at no extra cost to you. When you use the search boxes above, any Amazon banner ad, or any product associated with an Amazon banner on this website, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and creating new services and ideas for a resourceful website. See more info at