Strange Saturday – Newcastle Advertiser

johnny strange guinness world record chainsawHuman beings are capable of remarkable feats. Yet, while there are those who strive to be the best, pushing themselves to the limits, there are those who break records in somewhat unconventional methods.

 

South African newspaper The Newcastle Advertiser put together a list of its five strangest records ever awarded as part of its ‘Strange Saturday’ campaign. Johnny Strange’s ‘most apples chainsawed out of own mouth’ record came in at number 2.the list of bizarre records was as follows;

1. Simon Elmore’s ‘most straws stuffed in own mouth’ Guinness World Record,

2. Johnny Strange’s ‘most apples chainsawed out of own mouth’ Guinness World Record,

3. Josef Todtling’s ‘furthest distance dragged by a horse while on fire’ Guinness World Record,

4. Christine Walton’s ‘longest fingernails’ Guinness World Record,

5. Kim Goodman’s ‘furthest eye pop’ Guinness World Record,

 

 

Read the full Newcastle Advertiser article here.


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Something Strange

Part of Alex Watt’s “Something…” series on the Isle of Wight; “Something Strange” was part Q&A, part cabaret, and all awesome. ‘An evening with…’ style show with Johnny Strange followed by a mix of incredible stunts and an official Guinness World Record attempt.

 

With support from The Isle of Wight’s very own The Ventnor Darlings and Alisha Bleue the show brought in an audience of all walks of life and supplied a huge mix of cabaret style performances.

 

 

Image by Gavin Taylor.

Read what the Isle of Wight’s County Press had to say about it, and check out Alex Watt’s amazing version of events too.


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Theater aan Twater 2017

Johnny Strange recently flew out to Belgium to perform at Theater aan Twater, an international street performing festival held every year in a town called Boom, just outside of Antwerp.

 

Situated on Boom’s magnificent waterfront promenade, Theater aan Twater featured renowned artists from around the world performing all weekend on its many outdoor stages and squares.

 

 

Image by Gazet Van Antwerpen.


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Stagecoach Group 2017

Johnny Strange headed over to Fife in Scotland this week to perform for the folks over at Stagecoach Group.

 

Coming back to entertain for the second year running, this time Johnny brought Eve Elle to double the danger.

 

The daring duo performed stunts with broken glass and swords, enough to make your eyes water. From target whip cracking to scaling the ladder of swords this show was a marriage between danger and grace.

 

 


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Liverpool Tattoo Convention 2017

The Theatre of Wonder headed over to the Liverpool Tattoo Convention this year, bringing all kinds of weird and wacky stunts with them.

 

Johnny Strange was back at the Liverpool Tattoo Convention this year and this time he brought some friends. Eve Elle brought her bed of nails and ladder of swords, Charlie & Rachel Atlas performed their death defying knife throwing routine, Bloody Bones brought his unique flavour of humour to the stage along with his mouse trap of doom, and the Fuel Girls heated things up with a host of cosplay themed fire stunts.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Benidorm Tattoo Convention 2017

Double trouble Guinness World Record breaking duo head to Spain for the first Benidorm Tattoo Convention.

 

Johnny Strange, “the man with ears of steel” and Elaine Davidson, “The most pierced woman in history”, flew out to sunny Spain to show off their Guinness World Record breaking piercings. Johnny Strange is known for lifting heavy weights and pulling vehicles with his ear piercings while Eline Davidson is known for being the most pierced woman in the world. Incase you are wondering, Elaine currently has over 11,000 piercings covering her face, arms, legs, chest and back and is the undisputed Guinness World Record holder for the “most pierced woman”.

 

A great weekend was had by all, with people enjoying everything from live bands to body painters, burlesque performers to fashion shows.

 


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Budapest Tattoo Convention 2017

Last month Johnny Strange returned to Hungary to perform at the 2017 International Budapest Tattoo Convention.

 

Once again, returning for the 4th time in as many years, Johnny Strange entertained audiences with death defying acts – even enlisting the help of an audience member to pull a swallowed sword out of his throat.

 

The audience member who joined him on stage, coincidentally happened to have a tattoo of a sword swallower on her left shoulder!

 

 

 


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International Sword Swallowers Day 2017

It’s International Sword Swallowers Day; yes, believe it or not we actually have a day dedicated to it!

 

Once again, every year like clockwork, sword swallowers around the world flock to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museums to demonstrate the ancient art of sword swallowing.

 

This daring feat has been around for hundreds of years, being mentioned as far back as 410AD, however as it is so dangerous there are currently less than 60 active sword swallowers alive in the world today, making it a very rare art form.

 

Johnny Strange spent the afternoon speaking with James Whale live on BBC Radio Kent about this amazing feat and what exactly International Sword Swallowers Day is all about.


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