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Harvard freshman Lothrop Withington, Jr., swallows a live goldfish, with a mashed potato chaser, 1938. — Goldfish swallowing was a college fad that began in the 1930s, with its origins sometimes credited to Lothrop, a freshman with “class presidential aspirations”, who did this as a publicity stunt.    Goldfish swallowing swept the nation by the spring of 1939, and was often used in fraternities for initiations.  Eventually, many universities and local bylaws outlawed this practice.  (via Discovery)

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    LMAO! I did this in college on a dare without even knowing this.
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