The Amazing Man in the Bottle.

Meet Hugo Zamoratte, an Argentinian "Bottle Man" who discovered his talent quite by accident:

He discovered his talent for dislocating almost every bone in his body by accident. In 1964 Hugo was serving in the National Guard practising the drill, when his arms dislocated. So, he began to practice contortionism and yoga exercises. The idea for the unique routine of squeezing into a bottle came a few years later. He adopted bottles after being inspired by a dream about the Bible’s three wise men. “I saw one of the wise men go into a bottle”. It was 18 months of training and then I went into a bottle”. He has been filling confined space for more than 20 years. Hugo says:” I love my job, I love my bottle. It’s sometimes better to be in the bottle than outside”.

His training almost cost him his life in a hotel room in Santiago de Chile in 1982, when he became stuck in the bottle with the door firmly closed. He was freed after 40 minutes, thanks to a timely visit by a cleaner. “I was starting to hallucinate and I was worried that my time had come”.

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