The Great Waldo

Dagmar Rothman (1920 - ???), AKA "The Great Waldo," "The Regurgitating Geek," or "The Human Ostrich," could swallow objects and then regurgitate them back in one piece. He was born in Germany. He worked with Ripley's Odditorium in New York in the 1940's. He was sometimes called the Human Ostrich because he would eat anything, just like an Ostrich. He would swallow things such as rings, mice watches, lemons, goldfish, coins, frogs, or anything that the audience gave him. Waldo committed suicide by gassing himself in his house after a woman had left him.


Ripley's Believe It or Not - Eater

Ripley's Believe It or Not - Eater

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