These industrious street
vendors in Porto Alegre use a combination of capoeira and carnival mixed
with amusing and colorful banter to hawk their wares. They tease and cajole
the crowd into purchasing small tins of muscle linament similar to mentholatum.
They mix stories of earlier grave injuries suffered in previous attempts
at the main attraction, with displays of agility. They make it quite
clear that they will not be performing this dangerous feat until the crowd
makes it worth their while. The tins sell for 1 Real (about 30 cents).