NEW TIMES MAGAZINE  - Oct. 2009       By Mickie Centrone


You would love to see a person walk on a bed of bare nails. Or having knives hurtled at them. See how one can eat fire, walk on glass. Witness someone whose job description contains the phrase “human cutting board,” and who is subject to being hit with whips and knives. These stunts are part of an old act known as the vaudeville show. Folks used to attend these and not just go to the movies, theater, or happy hour. On Halloween, at 9:30 p.m., the Great Cindini, a variety artist and proprietor of the “Lethal Injection Sideshow,” will pay tribute to her silent film hero, Buster Keaton. Cindini will attach 1,000 firecrackers to herself – which as they go off, will turn her into a human firecracker! The Great Cindini is also the knife thrower, and Laser Lynne is her human target. The goal is to get Lynne’s garment pinned to the wooden background. Each show is full of various death-defying stunts.  


             "an image that our audience will carry with them for years to come" 

                               director R. Ingwersen - Ripley's Museum - St. Augustine Fl              

Photo: Daring Human Target Laser Lynne and Cindini the Human Firecracker pay tribute to fallen American Soldiers in the Martin Co. Florida Memorial Day Parade.

"Human Firecracker to perform at Martin County Memorial Day parade  By Jan Lindsey - Stuart News    May 29th, 2010

Cynthia Morrison is no soccer mom. She is The Great Cindini, and Monday the West Palm Beach stunt woman will don a red tailcoat and slap on a top hat adorned with a fuse to march as The Human Firecracker in the 10 a.m. Martin County Memorial Day parade in Stuart. When she gets to Confusion Corner, she will set off streamers of firecrackers to honor America’s war dead.“I like to recognize Memorial Day and Veterans Day,” Morrison said. “I think they’re important.”The display at Confusion Corner will only hint at her full-blown act: “buried alive” under 10,000 exploding firecrackers. “I went from 1,000 to 3,000 to 10,000,” she said. “I hope to one day do 30,000.”Her stunt work, she said, “started about 12 years ago when I went to a costume shop to buy some face makeup and the person there, through conversation, challenged me to escape from a straight jacket.” She did, and since then her skills have grown to include bloodless bullfighting; glass walking; walking on a bed of nails; fire-eating and knife throwing with a human target. That target, “Laser Lynne” Jorgensen, will be marching with her Monday. She said she is a retired two-time international women’s jousting champion, as well. She said she developed her human firecracker routine as a form of therapy after a traumatic experience with firecrackers as a child.She was in what was then a tunnel to the Lake Worth Beach when someone dropped in a couple of cherry bombs. Now that she wears firecrackers, she no longer fears them. But that doesn’t mean she’s fearless.“I have a great fear of flying,” the 50-year-old said, adding she will never skydive or bungee jump. Swallowing swords is OK, though.

below:  featured inside FIREWORKS MAGAZINE -  SPRING 2011


Explosive spectacle Ripley’s event: March 12th, 2011 at 7pm, Human firecracker Cynthia Morrison, also known as the Great Cindini, will attempt to top her last stunt performed at Ripley’s while adding double the amount of fire power as she envelopes herself with 20,000 exploding firecrackers in a daring test called “Double Trouble.” Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum is at 19 San Marco Ave. St. Augustine, Fl 


              Below:  Winning the Independence Day Title  2012

           Human Firecracker takes it for three consecutive years!

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