Bruno Giussani unveils in his blog “LunchoverIP” another activity of Hans Rosling showed at the end of his TED speech (it’s a pity it’s not on the video!):
“And then… surprise. Rosling is a serious demographer but he is also (another deadly serious activity) one of the few sword-swallowers active in Sweden, and he does it — he strips his clothes back revealing a circus disguise and shouts “bring me my sword!”; an assistant hands him a short (30 cm I would say) and heavy (2 kg) Swedish bayonette.
Which he swallows after asking for silence but without hesitation. A “TED moment”. Standing ovation.”
Will he do it tonight, too?