Head-Swallowing Trick

I found this series of photos in an old issue of Life Magazine (Dec. 7, 1936). It was titled "Tricks of Paris Season" and had this caption:

Patrons of a Paris nightclub are being entertained with this spectacle of one man swallowing another's head. M. Nicol pries open M. Martin's mouth, lowers his head, rams it in until the spectators see it disappear. Only the cold sober feel cheated by this act.

I assume the method of the trick is obvious enough not to require explanation.


Posted on Fri Feb 22, 2008


My Dad used to do a similar thing when we were kids but he made it look like he was picking his nose...
Posted by Nettie  on  Fri Feb 22, 2008  at  04:26 PM
woulda been cooler to see the guy swallow his own head, but I'm hard to impress.
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Fri Feb 22, 2008  at  11:57 PM
He dislocates his jaw?
Posted by outeast  on  Mon Feb 25, 2008  at  02:33 AM
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