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David Blaine Reportedly Grossed People Out By Swallowing A Live Frog At An Elite Google Conference

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For the three years, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have hosted Camp, an elite conference at a luxury resort in Sicily attended by “power players from tech, finance, music and fashion,” with an invitation limited to just 100 lucky people. To give you an idea of who makes the cut, this year’s guest list included names such as George Lucas, Pharrell Williams, Charlize Theron, Bill Gates, Gloria Steinem, Les Moonves, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Alicia Keys, and Karlie Kloss, among others. It’s a pretty big deal.

So what goes on at this conference? The event itself is apparently “shrouded in secrecy,” but we do know that this year, David Blaine treated guests to a performance, although perhaps the word “treat” is not entirely accurate. According to Page Six’s sources, the magician’s act involved a live frog, and I don’t know if I would enjoy this:

One spy told us, “David Blaine came to stage with a live frog in his stomach, and he regurgitated it on demand. Then, he swallowed it back. He says he’s training himself to create an aquarium in his stomach.” The source added, “Last act before lunch, urggh.” When asked about his new stunt, Blaine’s spokeswoman could only say, “That’s all probably true. He’s pretty amazing.”

Whether Blaine really had the frog in his stomach or if the whole thing was an illusion, Michael, is unclear, but one thing is for sure: PETA is gonna be pissed when they find out about this. It probably isn’t humane to keep a frog or any other living creature in your belly for any amount of time, and there’s a reason why actual aquariums are filled with fresh water and not, say, stomach bile.

(Via Page Six)

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