Does this book prove real-life is stranger than fiction?

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Re: Does this book prove real-life is stranger than fiction?

Post by ReyvrexQuestor Reyes » 12 Jun 2018, 16:15

I think you are referring to the feat of sword swallowing. Well, with training people could straighten up their trachea and accommodate objects inserted into them and course through into the big intestine in cases of long swords. Of course, the blades should be blunted so as not to cut the contacting tissue. There are people who could swallow more than one blade at a time.
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Post by Melchi Asuma » 13 Jun 2018, 00:41

Even before this nook, I had alwaysbelieved that true life is stranger than fiction. See, in fiction there is lines that aren't crossed and a bit of a formular to. Real life is just extremely random and wild.

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Post by Jgideon » 17 Jun 2018, 00:20

Initially, I could not believe that people could swallow a sword as an art. That didn't seem like real-life to me. However, thanks to the discussion forum, I came to find out that it really does happen. I think there is a lot to learn about different cultures than I ever thought.

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Post by Job Njoroge » 20 Jun 2018, 07:26

Truth is relative hence the author saying that the book is based on true events can be taken to face value but one should also be skeptical at best.

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Post by Job Njoroge » 20 Jun 2018, 07:28

Real life has many things we don't know or have not seen however fiction is based on an author's imagination and may bring actions that are beyond human capabilities

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