During a silly happy-chat segment recently on a Los Angeles TV news broadcast, the anchors were watching a video of a woman swallowing a sword.

They were marveling at how something like that was possible, like most people would do.

KABC-TV "ABC7 Morning News" co-anchor Leslie Sykes had a theory on how the sword swallower accomplished such a feat: She relaxed her sphincter.

Wait, what? What end is she swallowing it from?!

It was awkward, to say the least.