THE GREAT WALDO – The Regurgitating Geek

July 25, 2006
Comments (12)
  1. Fabian Uwaguna says:

    I know someone who after chewing meat,regurgitates it back into his mouth and continues chewing .long after a normal meal.Can this be considered an annomaly?or a health issue?

  2. J Tithonus Pednaud says:

    Chewing one’s cud is not all that unusual. The only heath issue associated would be tooth damage due to digestive enzymes.

  3. shayne says:

    i’ve heard of him. his real name was dagmar rothman.

  4. spot says:

    @ shayne: i doubt that as dagmar is a female german name.

    @ fabian: some people have cysts in their esophagus where foodstuff is likely to end up. patients complain of bad smell from the mouth and often find food on their pillows in the morning. easily treatable though.

  5. Hi,

    I have been in an act called ‘The Incredible Bloodbrothers’ I have just written a book, ‘Terrifyingly Talented’ Artistes Fartistes and Funambulists. It will be published shortly. Any chance of giving it a review?


  6. His proper name was Dagobert Roehmann. You can see him swallow a mouse in the 1993 video “The Incredible Life and Times of Robert Ripley”. I’m still not convinved he swallows the mouse. After he puts it in his mouth he doesn’t open it to show he swallowed it. I do believe he was a regurgitator though. Still, a great act – even if a bit nauseating!

  7. Rawr says:

    “Waldo was elegant and gentle. When swallowing fish and frogs he would first swallow copious amounts of water so the animals would have a water to swim in.”


  8. Anna Hanson says:

    I find this article written about “The Great Waldo” to be extremely well-written and quite poignant! What really depresses me about this rather remarkable man was the fact that he murdered himself with gas because a woman didn’t return his love, I find that to be quite heart-breaking especially considering his career as a circus performer was such a great hit. I never knew that we ladies had such an effect on men and I do wonder whether or not the woman ever thought what she could have done to prevent Waldo from killing himself and would she have done it? that is a good question to consider. Thanks for this website and thanks so much for calling them Human Marvels and not Freaks..I always detested the name. I truly love these articles!!

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