There is a secret
to fire-eating. You know that little piece of flesh
that hangs down in the back of your mouth
, it's called your uvula
? Well, in most people
, the uvula just hangs there. I, however, have a prehensile
uvula. When I insert the flaming torch
into my mouth, my uvula reaches out, wraps around the torch, and extinguish
es it. And that's how fire-eating is done.
I told that story
once to a lady
who looked at me and said, "When did you learn you could do
She was from Texas.