Not all fish is sushi, not all fish tales end in comedy.

Jeff Twaddle is the early favorite of this year’s Darwin Award:

Last Friday, Twaddle was trying to entertain a group of about 20 elementary students when he put a bait fish in his mouth as a joke, officials said. The fish became severely lodged in his throat and Twaddle quickly lost consciousness, said Long Beach Fire Department Battalion Chief Frank Hayes.

Twaddle was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

you can read the rest on KTLA’s site.

Some say the kids will probably be traumatized but I think they learned a valuable lesson.