Neil Henry, a magician, took his marriage proposal to another level at last week's Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
After swallowing a can of pasta shaped into letters of the alphabet, Henry invited his girlfriend, Charlie Gardner, onstage for a trick that involved pulling a string of letters out of his mouth, one at a time.
Charlie Gardner read the letters aloud to the audience, laughing at the first letter "M" before appearing startled by the follow-up letter, "A." With the next letter ("R"), Gardner laughed and said, "You're not, are you?" When another "R" followed, she couldn't contain herself: "Oh, you're kidding me!" When the "Y" came out of his mouth to finish the word "marry," Gardner gasped, "Oh, my God!", and covered her mouth with both hands.
The audience cheered and applauded as Henry pulled the remaining 2 letters out of his mouth to finish the sentence: "Marry me." Gardner wept tears of joy.