Goldfish swallowing was an American school starting in the 1920s, where a live goldfish is swallowed. Although it's not clear how the fad emerged, various people have made claims. A 1963 letter to the claimed that it all started with a man by the name of Lothrop Withington Jr. Withington was a freshman at University who aspired to become class president and was willing to do what it took to receive the votes of his classmates. Because of his previous boasting in regards to swallowing a live goldfish, a student later dared him to do the stunt once again. His "campaign managers" then encourage him to do so as a publicity stunt in order to win the election; little did they know what they were about to begin. On March 3, 1939 the freshman students gathered to see the show and Lothrop didn't disappoint. He grabbed the goldfish, leaned back and with a bit of hesitation, gulped it down. "Reporters and photographers were inadvertently present in the Harvard Freshman Union when Withington swallowed his live (with a mashed potato chaser) and started a nationwide fad in the spring of 1939." Not before long, other colleges were joining in of the strange trend.
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Another pond fish, the koi, is even larger and more elaborate, Mr. Sieswerda said. It is very closely related to the wild carp, Cyprinus carpio, but has long been bred to achieve fantastic colors and shapes by fanciers in Japan, where prize fish are auctioned for large amounts of money. The koi is long-lived but not as hardy as the common goldfish.
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How to Make a Goldfish Live for Decades