Humans are constantly searching for ways to see into their future. Whether we have our palms read, use Tarot cards, or shake up a magic 8-ball, we want to know what's going to happen next. We found out that there are special fish that will actually tell us where we are headed. Fortune Telling Fish only take a few moments for their reading, but our correct 50% of the time… every time.
Just place the mystical, red Fortune Telling Fish on the palm of your hand and watch what happens! It begins to curl up or wiggle off your hand, all by itself! What does it mean? Just look on the back of the special envelope to find out. Are you independent, jealous, passionate, fickle? Are you in love? What does the Fortune Telling Fish have to say about you? Recommended for children ages 4 and up.
Package of 50 individually wrapped Fortune Telling Fish
Wrappers include information on how to read your fortune.
How Does It Work?
The Fortune Telling Fish aren't alive, but once you set them on the palm of your hand they start to move. You may have guessed that the secret is in the material of the fish. Fortune Telling Fish are made of a super-thin material called cellophane.
Cellophane is a hygroscopic material. "Hygro" means water, and "scopic" means to find, making cellophane a "water-finding" material. This water-finding property means that the cellophane fish seek out and absorb the moisture from the surface of your palms. Since the palms of human hands have a lot of sweat glands, the cellophane is immediately successful in finding moisture to absorb.
When the absorption begins, the Fortune Telling Fish begin to swell and the hand-facing surfaces of the fish will start to curl up and away from your palm. The wriggling effect comes from the light-weight nature of cellophane that makes it very susceptible to even the slightest of air currents.
What Does It Teach?
Take your Fortune Telling Fish further with this experiment. You'll be surprised at how much you can do with these tiny cellophane fish.