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I thought styrofoam.
Oh yes, in those days the aquariums were made of wood.............
Yes, very thoughtful. In the olden days when people bought tropical fish for their aquariums, they had to bring their own bags and since there was no plastic many years ago, they used paper bags and the water would eventually leak through the bags. But even then, the water was free (a courtesy provided by the merchant).
They are very thoughtful in pet stores.....
Actually no. I was thinking of the fish sold in pet stores that haven't been hit over the head. When one buys a fish in a pet store, they give you a free plastic baggie and free water to go with the fish. Then when one gets home with his fish, the baggie can be reused to put a sandwich in, and the water can be put in a glass to drink when one gets thirsty.
Oh yes....like at the fairground, where you throw the ball into the bowl and hit the fish on the head.......then they give you a different one in a plastic baggy.....so the one in the bowl keeps getting hit on the head!.......No, I hadn't thought of that.........
Oh, you're talking about a dead fish. I thought you meant a fish in one of those little plastic baggies with water in it.
(Of course, Christmas would also be a bit smelly!).....
Pat, yes, I had already checked them out but none were as nice as I remembered them.
Mr. Bugosi, I burst out laughing....really, I did!
Yes....you could put a fish inside......that would be a surprise.......
After I wrote my comment, I also Googled it, and there were sites that sold them, but also lots of sites that told you how to make them, which I never thought of doing! That would be cool, picking just what you wanted to put in them! Unfortunately, I'm not much good at crafts...!
Oh, whatnauts, I didn't even see that....but you're so right!
Mr. Bugosi, but of course the snapdragon flower was laughing at you! All my puzzles laugh at you. ;-)
Mandy, I wouldn't have known that this could be a fish....until whatnauts mentioned it and you confirmed it.
Pat, that's EXACTLY what I thought when I made this. I was going to first call it a party popper but I figured most people wouldn't know what it is. And then I was going to call this "Snap, Crackle, and Pop" in deference, but then at the last moment, I just said "Snap." We always had them as kids at any kind of party and they were so cool. I wonder why they went out of vogue. I did look them up on Google and most of what is called a party popper isn't what I remembered these being like.
Mr. Bugosi! I can't believe it! I just googled up "Christmas crackers" and you're right...sort of. But they're not nearly as nice as the old time ones. They've become 'industrialized."
Oh yes...we call them Christmas crackers........
I think it's both a fish and a popper/cracker--the paper and cardboard tube with 2 ends that you pull apart at a celebration--it opens with a cracking sound, and contains little trinkets and crinkle-cut confetti streamers!
I agree with whatnauts - this is the happiest fish I have ever seen - and I love his fins which show he is shaking with laughter!!!
I thought it was a snapdragon flower......whatever, it was laughing at me all the time for some strange reason!.....
This laughing fish is hilarious - he's on the diagonal with fins out to the sides, bright blues eyes and a big yellow smiling mouth. Perhaps it's a snapper - hence the title!!!