A crowd of onlookers were thrilled by a young man who told them he could chew broken bottles and eat a bowl of sand for dinner.The corner of Benson and MacDonald Street late yesterday afternoon was besieged with the man who told onlookers that like all people elsewhere he has talent that deserved to be promoted.Appealing for a set amount, the man, shirtless, to the surprise of onlookers, placed an empty bottle in a cloth and knocked it on a hard surface till it was broken into pieces.On a cue, a young man handed him a bag of water and the performer poured the water on the broken bottles to wash them before the actual chewing would begin.“You cannot eat dirty food,” he remarked. Those bystanders who were not strong at heart stood afar, and might have run if what was about to happen changed course.Suddenly, the young man, hair shooting this way and that way, grabbed a bunch of the broken bottles with his bare hand and forced them into his mouth at intervals. People watching the scene held their breath.And he began to chew.“What kind of sport is this?” an onlooker said.The performer kept at his job oblivious of the danger that many onlookers had in mind.He later told his audience that there are talented people in Liberia that only needed material promotion.The show went on for a considerable period of time as many looked on with amazement at a man who seemed to enjoy doing what normally no one in his right man would venture to do.The performer concluded his show by washing down the broken bottles he had swallowed.Later, he began to vomit everything down, unharmed.But for those who thronged at the free-show, the demonstration gave them much to think of, for the entire evening, as they argued about the story of a man who can eat and vomit broken bottles.“That guy has talent,” a man said as he walked away, satisfied of the free-show.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “These are uncertain times in school funding, and we wanted to have an ability to support school programs,” said Susan Hunt, coordinator of employment development and business partnerships for the Glendale Unified School District and an advisory member to the foundation. The group spent its first months forming committees and planning its strategy. It did not start seriously raising money until mid-September, Stone said. “We’ve started to receive some funding in from the entertainment community,” Stone said. “Disney has been a contributor, and we’re building out on our marketing to let people know what we’re doing.” On Wednesday, foundation officials and major donors attended a mime show for Verdugo Woodlands Elementary students. The show, by a husband-and-wife mime team called The Chameleons, was paid for by the PTA, but the foundation used the show to demonstrate to major donors the kind of programming their money can support. The foundation wants to use the money it raises to pay for “artists in residence” at Glendale schools. The artists will come through the Music Center and will spend 12 weeks at each school, helping teachers and students better understand music, visual arts and theater. GLENDALE – Three months after kicking off its fundraising campaign in earnest, the Glendale Educational Foundation is halfway to its $100,000 goal to bring more arts programming to schools. The foundation has raised about $48,000, and hopes to raise the rest by the end of the school year in June. It plans to use the money to bring artists to Glendale Unified schools with the help of the Los Angeles Music Center. “We definitely had the community step up early and we’re very happy about where we’re at right now,” said Gene “Chip” Stone, president of the foundation and senior vice president with Smith Barney. The Glendale Educational Foundation was originally created in the early 1980s. It had been dormant for about 15 years when a mix of parents, business leaders and community members revived it last January. With $100,000, the foundation will be able to send an artist to each Glendale Unified school, Stone said. The foundation has already raised enough money to send artists to half the district’s 30 schools. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!