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International performer to attempt world record at LCSC on April 28

LEWISTON, Idaho – Brad Byers of Moscow, Idaho, will attempt to set a world record of stopping box fans with his tongue on April 28 at 7 p.m. at the Silverthorne Theatre on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held during the annual Dogwood Festival on the LCSC campus. The event is sponsored by the Warrior Entertainment Board at LCSC.

Byers is known for his extreme performances, including sword swallowing, lying on a bed of nails, and inserting various tools into his nasal cavity. He holds 59 world records listed in the Guinness Book of Records or Record Holders Republic, and he’s appeared on the fourth and eighth seasons of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”

Last October, Byers performed on a TV show in the Netherlands where he stopped eight desk fans from spinning in two minutes by using his tongue to stop the metal blades.  His goal for the LCSC performance is to stop more than 10 20-inch box fans with his tongue in 60 seconds.

Record Holders Republic, a world record organization based in England, has agreed to approve the record if Byers is successful.

Byers, who was born and raised in Moscow, joined a traveling circus as a juggler out of high school. Throughout his career, he has performed in more than 20 countries.

Byers, who is nicknamed the Human Toolbox, is best known for his Guinness World Record for swallowing 10 27-inch swords one at a time until all 10 were in his esophagus and then twisting the swords 180 degrees in his throat before withdrawing them.