Englishman Swallows Nose to Pull World’s Ugliest Face (Feb, 1934)

Englishman Swallows Nose to Pull World’s Ugliest Face

THE man with the India rubber face is T. Cox, a farmer of Yarnton, England. He challenges anyone in the. world to pull an uglier face than he can. So limber are his facial muscles that he can do just about everything but tie his cheeks into a knot.

Cox is able, by drawing up his lower jaw, puffing out his cheeks, and raising his lips up over his nose, to give the impression of having swallowed his nose.

No “bogeyman” is needed in this little town, for he can scare even the bravest of the little tots into eating their spinach.

3 comments
  1. Rick says: October 16, 20084:15 pm

    ” . . . he can scare even the bravest of the little tots into eating their spinach.”

    Actually he DOES look like Popeye.

    Rick

  2. hwertz says: October 17, 20081:34 am

    Yargh! That’s a face that’s made for radio!

  3. Davo says: June 26, 20112:06 am

    This is an eccentric English tradition, and is known as ‘Gurning’. There are several competitions held annually, and the more dedicated practitioners often have their teeth removed to facilitate better gurns!

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