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Frank "Cannonball" Richards
also called "Cannonball" Richards and has one more synonym

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  1. a carnival and vaudeville performer whose act involved taking heavy blows to his belly

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 26, 2009
  2. a vaudeville performer whose act involved being shot in the gut with a cannonball

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 26, 2009
  3. Richards began by letting people (including heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey) punch him in the gut

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 26, 2009
  4. then progressed to letting people jump on his belly, being struck by a two-by-four, being struck by a sledgehammer, and finally being shot by a cannonball from a spring-loaded cannon

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 26, 2009
  5. Richards limited his cannonball act to twice per day, as performing it more often was too painful

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