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TheBobo
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Looks real. Yet I can't see how someone could swallow something that big. Perhaps someone might know the story behind this strange video.

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NZUL
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Er, well, why doesn't someone just pull the mic cable?

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Oh, my.
Some slight faith in humanity has been regained in that the guy with the camera turned it off, presumably to go help the poor woman.
I can't find any info on it, but I'll keep an eye out.

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LittleDuck
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It looks like the film skips before she swallows the end of the mic. It's only the silver part at the end that gets in her mouth, if I am seeing it right (which is hard to say since the video is so grainy). [nitpick]I also wouldn't go so far as to call the lady a DJ. She's playing the organ and singing, not playing CDs or records [/nitpick]

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Lil' Molly
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[nitpick]I also wouldn't go so far as to call the lady a DJ. She's playing the organ and singing, not playing CDs or records [/nitpick]
I wouldn't go so far as to call that lady a "lady," either. Looks and sounds like a guy (complete with Rod Stewart-esque hairdo) to me. I think someone even calls him 'Ziggy'.

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LittleDuck
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ROFL, molly. I watched it without sound. It actually made me think of those old SNL skits with Wil Farrel as one of a pair of singers who would appear in the most unlikely functions.

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badlydrawnboy
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Wow. Please tell me that weddings aren't really like that! I mean... is that a wedding??

The parts sticking out in my mind:
1. The weird "laalalaaa" singing
2. The awful sounds "rod stewart" makes when he's trying to cough out the mic

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Joostik
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The words are difficult to make out but it sounds like it might be Dutch. So in that case it surely must be Belgian. Yup, typical Flemish wedding.

(Well, Northern Brabant possibly but that's as far as I will go.)

[ETA: and definitely a man.]

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Paulie Jay
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I can't tell you how many times I've been hit in the mouth with a microphone when performing when some drunkard slams into the mic stand. Hurts like hell.

I haven't actually managed to swallow a microphone though...

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asnakeny
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FWIW, the diameter of the mic involved here (it appears to be a Shure SM58, one of the most commonly used vocal mics) is appoximately 2 inches. So... anyone out there sufficiently big-mouthed to try to swallow a 2" diameter ball and see if the above scenario is possible? (My mouth only can stretch to about 1.5", so no luck with me.)

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videoguy
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quote:
Originally posted by TheBobo:
I can't see how someone could swallow something that big.

::insert picture of 'The Kielbasa Queen' here::
[Big Grin]

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Jason Threadslayer
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Originally posted by asnakeny:
So... anyone out there sufficiently big-mouthed to try to swallow a 2" diameter ball and see if the above scenario is possible?

I knew a girl in school who could fit most (3/4 or more) of a soda can into her mouth. That's about 3.25".

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Garnet Jell-o
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Chalk me up as another person who thinks that the singer is a man.

I'll admit that this video gave me the giggles...Sometimes, my sense of humor is sick.

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rodh
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quote:
Originally posted by Jason Threadslayer:
I knew a girl in school who could fit most (3/4 or more) of a soda can into her mouth. That's about 3.25".

I'll bet that was a popular act with the boys.
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Waby
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This video is a fake. They showed it over here on 'You've Been Framed' and no one ever gets hurt in any of the home videos people send in. What this clip doesnt show you is that the woman spits out the mike and makes a full recovery and dont worry each person gets £150 for every clip shown anyway. Awesome.
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Artemis
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And it's definitely a woman?

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Yleemjseg
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The fact that the woman has the mic removed and recovers doesn't make the video fake. It seems to me that someone really did bump the stand, which really did force the mic into her mouth where it got stuck in her throat. Probably very uncomfortable and somewhat painful, but with people around to pull it out, i would not assume that the micee died.
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Neffti Noel
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quote:
Originally posted by Waby:
This video is a fake. They showed it over here on 'You've Been Framed' and no one ever gets hurt in any of the home videos people send in. What this clip doesnt show you is that the woman spits out the mike and makes a full recovery and dont worry each person gets £150 for every clip shown anyway. Awesome.

1) So are you saying that you know that the video submitted to You've Been Framed was a fake, or that the clip is out of context?

2) I think it's a stretch to claim that no-one ever gets hurt in any of the videos sent in.

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Elwood
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I've got a big mouth(in more ways than one). I'm pretty sure I could get a 58 in there, as I already have a habit of "eating the microphone" when I sing, but I'm not gonna experiment just for the sake of it.

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Waby
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To Neffti Nightmare-

1) The clip has been altered to look like someone has choked on a mic when they havent. Lots of people do this to make 'comedy' home videos.
2) I would have to agree with you on that one. I only put no one gets hurt in the videos as that is what they claim on the TV programmes - even though quite clearly they do but on this occasion no one got hurt.

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Izzy Quigley
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Wasn't this a gag (so to speak) in one of the "Naked Gun" films? IIRC, Leslie Nielsen's character was undercover at some awards program like the Oscars. The presenter got the microphone stuck in her mouth for some reason and had to have the Heimlich maneuver.

I don't remember which one it was, as I saw it a long, long time ago.

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geminilee
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Waby, where are you getting your information from?

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Originally posted by geminilee:

Waby, where are you getting your information from?

A black panther whispered it.

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Izzy Quigley
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quote:
Originally posted by badlydrawnboy:
Wow. Please tell me that weddings aren't really like that! I mean... is that a wedding??

The parts sticking out in my mind:
1. The weird "laalalaaa" singing
2. The awful sounds "rod stewart" makes when he's trying to cough out the mic

x_x

While I'm no expert on Dutch/Belgian culture, I highly doubt that androgynous entertainers hawking up microphones are a common feature of weddings there. [Razz]

I feel guilty, but I did laugh when I watched this - also when I watched the Mira Craig stagedive in the "Fun House" section. I know it's not at all funny (not to mention painful for the person involved) and I'm ashamed of myself, but I laugh anyway.

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BJ_Sturgeon
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quote:
Originally posted by Izzy Quigley:
Wasn't this a gag (so to speak) in one of the "Naked Gun" films? IIRC, Leslie Nielsen's character was undercover at some awards program like the Oscars. The presenter got the microphone stuck in her mouth for some reason and had to have the Heimlich maneuver.

I don't remember which one it was, as I saw it a long, long time ago.

Exactly. That was actually the first thing I thought of.

Nielsen was stumbling and rolling down stairs accidentally kicking Racquel Welch in the butt who ended up swallowing the mic in front of her.

ETA: That was in Naked Gun 33 1/3

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