Circus strongwoman seeks phone books to save show

Circus strongwoman seeks phone books to save show

Thu May 25, 2006 5:34 PM BST

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 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 Circus.

“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.

One Response to Circus strongwoman seeks phone books to save show

  1. SteveTP May 26, 2006 at 1:50 pm #

    old friend of mine used to rip phone books in half all the time – granted with a total population of about 900’000 on the island, ours were probably smaller than Germany’s

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