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Crossing Times Square By Her Teeth

Ever wonder what an urban publicity stunt looked like in 1932? Well, here you go.

Gothamist explains:

The performer is Tiny Kline (who lived from 1891 to 1964), and during her time she was a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performer, where this type of signature “slide for life/iron jaw” stunt captivated many. Later in life, at the age of 70, the talented acrobat played Tinker Bell in the “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks show at Disneyland.

Italian TV Prankster in Legal Trouble

Gabriele Paolini in action

From the BBC News:

Prolific Italian TV prankster and condom advocate Gabriele Paolini faces a prison sentence unless he behaves.

Mr Paolini has made a career of popping up uninvited behind unwitting on-air TV reporters promoting condom use.

Guinness World Records says Mr Paolini is the world’s most successful TV hijacker, interrupting 20,000 link-ups.

But now Italy’s Supreme Court has upheld a three-month suspended sentence on him for interrupting a report on the state broadcaster RAI in June 2001.

The court has also ruled that anyone who deliberately gets onto TV while standing in a public place can commit an offense even if they are silent and immobile.

Reminds us of the US group Newsbreakers: