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Ryan Dingman, of Flora, Ill., has been firebreathing for a little over a year. He does so by taking a mouthful of torch oil and rapidly spewing it in the direction of the torch. Firebreathing is only one of several acts in Dingman’s routine, which includes juggling blades and poi. “Danger tends to make a performance more exhilarating for both myself and my audience,” Dingman said. He performs in talent shows and competitions as well as parties and wedding receptions.