Friday, May 26, 2006

Santa Sangre! Santa Sangre!

Strongwoman seeks phone books to save show

Fri May 26, 9:29 AM ET

BLACKPOOL (Reuters) - A circus strongwoman who rips up telephone
directories as part of her act has launched an appeal for 500 phone
books to ensure her show in northern England can go on.

German-born Sylvia Brumbach, known as The Woman of Steel, says she is
about to run out of books after destroying over 100 at Blackpool Tower

"I just brought 200 over from Germany ... I've used over half of them
already," she told Reuters.

Brumbach, who says she can tear a directory in half in around 30
seconds, has placed ads in local newspapers appealing for more books.

"You have to find the right point to rip, the book must not be too old
and the spine must be tough, not wobbly," she said.

Thanks, Lo. Besos.