Meet Edward Pinder. He’s a 10-year-old British boy who does his homework and invites his friends over to hang out. Oh, and he hurls knives at his mother.
No, Edward doesn’t throw knives at his mom out of malice. He’s actually a member of a traveling circus show in the UK and his mother is his assistant.
(Before we proceed with this story, we must give the obligatory don’t-try-this-at-home warning for those who are crazy enough to think it’s a good idea to throw knives at your mother.)
The young boy, who some claim is possibly the youngest knife thrower in Europe, is surprisingly precise at throwing knives dangerously close to his mother. He admits he’s never actually hit his mom but that he’s come close. His mom and dad are also part of the circus, so his developing abilities are not very shocking. But his mother must have a lot of trust in her son to allow him to throw sharp knives near her head.
Here’s an excerpt of his mother from an article:
Following last week’s performance, mother-of-two Mrs Pinder said: “I was a bit nervous, but Edward was really calm and everything was fine – and the audience really enjoyed it.
“It was really, really scary when I was waiting for him to throw his first knife at me.”
She added: “I had seen him practice and knew he could throw in a straight line, but my heart was jumping, I was terrified.”
Don’t think for one second that the boy is using training knives or throwing knives that won’t harm his mother because he uses razor-sharp, professional throwing knives.
For his mother’s sake, hopefully his hours of practice after homework each day will only sharpen his knife throwing skills. Still he said he’s already itching to upgrade to axes and other objects.
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