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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last year Johnny Strange took part in a documentary on sword swallowing.
The documentary, filmed by the Russian TV show Hayka 2.0 (which roughly translates into Science 2.0) was filmed at the largest Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! museum in the world, Ripley’s, London. It covered all aspects of sword swallowing including technique, weaponry, and health and safety – with interviews from leading experts in the field, including weapons experts, doctors and of course, Johnny Strange.
The second instalment of Johnny Strange’s appearances on Guinness World Records’ Facebook Live saw him attempting two more records.
Johnny attempted the record for “The most newspapers split using a bullwhip in one minute” and the record for “Most swords swallowed in 3 minutes”.
Johnny achieved two out of two by successfully splitting 16 newspapers with a bullwhip, held by Facebook Live host Paul “Pee Wee” Wiggins, and by swallowing a 21” blade a whopping 16 times in three minutes!
The Facebook Live broadcast had over 190,000 viewers and Johnny answered many questions in the ‘Ask Me Anything’ Q&A session. Watch the short clip below, or if you want to watch the full 55 minute video head over to the Guinness World Records Facebook page over at; Guinness World Records Facebook Live – Johnny Strange