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  • Short Summary

    A man eats glass and razor blades, lies on a bed of nails and bends an iron bar with his teeth.

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    Titles read: "THE HUMAN OSTRICH!"

    Durban, South Africa.

    Various shots of a man at a fairground side-show stall on the beach at Durban who eats anything. He smashes a light bulb and eats it, washing it down with a drink. He lies on a bed of nails and some men put a huge rock on his stomach and hammer it; the Human Ostrich throws it off. He then bends an enormous iron bar between his teeth and eats some razor blades (yuk!).

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    Film ID:
    1198.06
    Media URN:
    41432
    Group:
    Pathetones
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1940
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:00:00 / 01:11:20:00
    Canister:
    PT 512

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