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How to Push a Straw through Your Jaw

Learn how to push a straw through your jaw in this dinner table magic tricks video from Howcast.


A: You want to see something gross?

B: Not really.

A: Here, watch this.

B: [inaudible 00:17]

A: Yeah, maybe not.

B: How do you do it?

A: You really want to know?

B: Yeah.

A: Okay. This is a great one to do, especially if you have little cousins or a girl you want to gross out. So the secret is, when nobody's looking, you want to cut a small piece off the straw.

B: Okay.

A: Now you can use just your butter knife or if you have a pair of scissors, and you hide this piece right here, in the side of your cheek and you can talk normally, nobody will notice.

B: Yeah, look at you. You've got it down pretty well.

A: Yeah, you do this when no one's looking, though. Then you take this and you're going to hold the straw like this.

B: Okay.

A: And the reason is, because when you bring it to your chin you're going to push up, and what's happening is that it's actually being pushed into your hand.

B: Okay.

A: But it looks like it's being pushed up into your jaw. As you turn with your tongue, it takes a little bit of practice with the tongue, you bring it right over here between the lip and the bottom of your front lower gum. And that's just like...

B: This takes some practice.

A: A little bit. It's kind of like tying the knot in a cherry stem. You've just got to practice a little bit. You hold it like this. You get this into position from the side of the cheek over here, so it's standing upright.

B: And there you go. Okay, I got it. I got it.

A: And then you have to get rid of the dirty work. You can bring up the napkin and just wipe your face and bring everything down.

B: Okay.

A: But usually, people are so grossed out that nobody's looking.

B: Not paying attention.

A: So that's how you do the straw through the jaw.

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