I'm reading a book (biography) and it says that the subject went to a Thurston show (ca. WWI). "One of Thurston's tricks was threading needles with one hand . . ."
I assume this is a mistaken reference to the East Indian Needle Trick. I've gone through AskAlexander looking for evidence that Thurston did the Needle Trick, and can't find any.
Does anyone know for sure if Thurston ever did the Needle Trick (swallow loose needles, swallow thread, regurgitate threaded needles)?
Which would be the "best" biography of Thurston for this kind of query? What about his touring schedule -- are there any references to his visits to Kansas City between 1912 and 1925 or so?