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2007-10-22 15:59:58.932797+00 by petronius 1 comments

Who could resist reading at least the second paragraph of this obit from The Telegraph of London? "Ron Cunningham, who died on Monday aged 92, was an escapologist and end-of the-pier artiste specialising in feats such as eating light bulbs and removing a straitjacket while hanging upside down with his trousers on fire."

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-10-22 16:16:50.616017+00 by: Dan Lyke

Hooked me! And after the exploits of a guy who did all of that stuff making it to 92, I also had to giggle at "After being rejected by the Army, apparently because he had a weak heart..."