To make sure you’re ready to go for April Fools Day, I’m going to teach you how to eat a goldfish to shock and awe your friends. I’m not talking about Goldfish crackers. That’s less exciting. Rather, imagine you are at your friend’s house. You are admiring her fish-tank when you reach into the tank, pick up a fish by the tail, and drop it into your mouth. You chew, swallow, and stare straight at your friend’s face as the panic sets in.
Sounds like great fun to me!
Here’s how to pull of this prank. You need a large carrot. Using a peeler, slice of a wide but thin piece of carrot. It needs to be thin enough to be a bit floppy.
From the wide end of that slice, use a knife to carve it into the rough shape of a fish. Detail isn’t important, as your fiend only gets a fleeting glimpse as it passes your lips. Hide your carrot-fish in your pocket until you find yourself beside an unsuspecting aquarium.
As you make some breezy conversation about the fsh, your hand slips into your pocket and picks up the carrot-fish. Hide it in your loosely closed hand in a casual way. (Being casual is key. Don’t worry, nobody will ever suspect you’re secretly hiding a fish-shaped carrot. If they do, you have a complicated relationship with this person.)
When you’re sure that you’re being watched, dip your hand (still hiding the carrot) into the aquarium water and move your fake fish into view, pinching the tail. Pull it out, wiggling the fish a bit, and quickly drop it into your mouth. Do this fast, but not so fast that it is not clear what just happened. The impact of your prank relies on your calm execution of this moment.
Now you just need to try not to laugh as you chew and swallow your carrot fish. It’s up to you how much you want to torture your victim at this point. If you’ve pulled off the prank, they should be seriously shocked right now.
Now go have some fishy fun!
- Source: Tricks With Your Head by Mac King, a fantastic book of tricks, gags, and stunts somehow involving your own head.