Address: 234 W. 42nd St. - 212-398-3133
Description: More than 20 sword swallowers will be "dropping swords" at nearly 20 Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditoriums worldwide on February 23, 2013 in celebration of the 6th annual World Sword Swallower's Day. In New York City, Ripley's Times Square will host the largest group of sword swallowing performers. Led by Todd Robbins, the group of more than 10 sword swallowers will perform a free show outside of Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium. The show will start at 1:30 pm with an official "swallow" at 2:23:13 p.m. to coincide with the 2/23/13 date. People can also try swallowing a sword on their own -- virtually -- thanks to the new Ripley's Believe It or Not! app which features iSword. This cutting edge technology allows users to test their lightning-fast reactions and nerves of steel to score points and freak out their friends, all on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. It's all the fun without any of the danger! Instructions on how to use the app will be provided at each World Swallower's Day event so we can all swallow together! World Sword Swallower's Day was founded by the Sword Swallowers Association International (SSAI) and is co-sponsored by Ripley's Believe It or Not!
Venue Description: Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium is the oddest place in NYC! Ripley's features an extensive collection of more than 500 unusual, bizarre and astonishing oddities, ranging from the 24 shrunken heads, to a six-legged cow, and a 3,197 lb. meteorite. Ripley's is the embodiment of one man's endless fascination with our world, illustrating his belief that fact is stranger than fiction. Be in awe of these weird and unusual artifacts in over twenty themed galleries, compassing two floors. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium appeals to basic human curiosity and desire to know more about the strange and unusual that exists in this world. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium is located at 234 W. 42nd St. between Seventh & Eighth Avenues. It is open 365 days a year, from 9am-1am, with the last ticket being sold at 12:00 midnight. Ripley's Times Square is handicapped accessible. Wheelchairs are available upon request at the admission desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Since a number of the exhibits are priceless and simply cannot be replaced if damaged, there is no outside food, bubble gum or beverages allowed inside. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Times Square Odditorium is available to host private & corporate events, as well as groups including schools and camps. Competitive group pricing is available for parties of 15 or more and only available to those who book in advance. Guided tours are available. To schedule a guided tour or for more information please call 212-398-3133, or visit www.ripleysnewyork.com.