Bed of Nails

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The bed of nails is an ancient tool used by yogis to attain perfection of body and mind. Sally Marvel, the “Pain Proof Woman”, puts on an amazing display of mind over matter enduring stress positions, flaming nails, and having cinder blocks smashed on her abdomen with a sledgehammer. Watch in awe as Sally sandwhiches herself between the brutalizing teeth of two nail beds and then stacking hundreds of pounds on top, pressing excruciatingly sharp nails into her body from above and below.


Traditional Sideshow Talking Act
Traditional Sideshow Talking Act

Sally performs bed of nails as a traditional sideshow talking act pairing visceral, pain-proof displays with audience participation.