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Core educational concepts covered in the show:

  1. Oxidation - how are fire eating, oil painting and rust related?

  2. Anatomy - how does the body maintain equal pressure in the skull?

  3. Tesla Coils, transformers and how electric current is ‘transformed’ for home use.

  4. A brief history of “War of the Currents” [link]

  5. Solving mysteries using scientific methods and known concepts. How to avoid confusing mystery with magic or mysticism. Skeptical thought and verifying results.

On stage at the Toronto Science Center

On stage at the Toronto Science Center

  • International Museum of Surgical Science

  • International Science and Engineering Festival

  • Museum of Science and Industry

  • Toronto Science Center

  • Arizona Science Center

FreakShow & Tell at TedX
Professional Fire-Eater Thom Britton goes on the local news to explain the real secret to fire eating... is SCIENCE!

The Education Series is a collection of lectures aimed at College and High School students during the day with a premier theater show for the general public in the evening.

FreakShow & Tell?

At 16 years old I began to see sideshow acts and started to perform in a circus. I learned a variety of skills and performed about 12 times a day, 7 days a week. It was a wonderful and exhausting practice.

In my early 20s, I decided to continue my education. I went to college and earned an Applied Sciences degree. This training is nothing special, but it feeds my love of science and makes me ask the question, "how does that work?"

The acts I have chosen for you this evening are the creme de la creme, the very best and most interesting experiments I've had the pleasure of learning and performing.

Intel International Science and Engineering Fair

Britton is a charismatic performer who appears genuinely thrilled to share how simple his seemingly death-defying acts really are.
— Chicago Reader

One of the world's most unique fire eaters. Thom Britton blends stand-up comedy, storytelling and danger into an act that is 10,000 years old and brand new - at the same time.

But, the show isn't just fire eating!

Over 100,000 volts of electricity, nails, chainsaws and broken glass are playthings for Thom Britton in FreakShow & Tell. 

Fire eating, glass walking and hundreds of thousands of volts of electricity collide with comedy and storytelling in this one-of-a-kind show.
— Variety Guide

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