the strangest "Ripley's, Believe It or Not" type
personalities to surface on television during
Joe "Iron Jaw" Interleggi,
was a 5-foot, four-inch, 123 pound
vegetarian who was blessed with a powerful
set of mandibles.
Joe opened bottles with his teeth and ate
wood on guest spots of the NBC's THE TONIGHT
SHOW with Steve Allen who referred to him as
"The Human Termite."
Interleggi also appeared as a contestant
on YOU BET YOUR LIFE/NBC/1950-61 where he lifted
host Groucho Marx off the ground with his teeth.
Marx was seated on a piano bench at the time.
One of the many stunts performed by
Interleggi was pulling a car down the street -
using only his teeth and a rope attached to the
car. To make the stunt even more spectacular,
the inside and the exterior of the car was
loaded with passengers weighed up to 13,000
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