In wake of opera accident, fire-breathing experts say fuel type makes difference
(MCT) — CHICAGO — There’s no hidden artifice in the art of fire-breathing: Professional performers (and, let us be explicit, don’t try this at home or for fun) take a shot’s worth of fuel inside their mouths, then blow out the liquid toward an open flame. The trick is to not get burned.
“There is no completely safe way to do it, but there are habits to mitigate the risk,” said Brian Brushwood, an Austin, Texas-based performer who authored “The Professional’s Guide to Fire Eating.”
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