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The 12 Holidays of MemphiSport: Boggoween

Boggoween is the day of the year when all the people come out of their homes and torment local restaurant establishments by writing all over the walls and shooting toothpicks into the ceiling. Torment your local restaurant today for festival of tasty delight.

TODAY’S GIVEAWAY: On the second day of the 12 Holidays of MemphiSport we give away two gifts. Two lucky commenters will win a $25 gift card to Huey’s, A Huey’s women’s shirt, Huey’s seasoning and a Huey’s koozie. May your Boggoween be filled with many toothpicks.

To win, you must answer this question: What is the secret to getting a toothpick to stick in the ceiling? Leave your answer in the comments below. Two winners will be picked at random.

Thanks to Huey’s for helping us honor Boggoween. We suggest you visit them early and often this holiday season. And come back tomorrow for day two of the 12 Holidays of MemphiSport: Drop the Strap Day.

It is that time of the year again. It is our favorite time of the year. The holidays are upon us. And we at MemphiSport love to show our holiday spirit. This year we have special holiday themed giveaways planned for all 12 days of the most exciting days of the year. Twelve days of giveaways. The 12 Holidays of MemphiSport.

The First Holiday of MemphiSport: Caesar’s Day (Free Harrah’s Tunica stuff)


  1. Martha Woods says:

    Insert one of those fancy Hueys toothpicks ,the kind with the colored cellophane curly thingies on one end , into your straw.Curly end first. Insert opposite end of straw in mouth. Cover tip of straw with tongue. Blow like your getting ready to blow a horn and then remove tongue from straw. The toothpick will shoot out of the straw and stick in the ceiling , if you’ve “got the power”….. Happy Holidays at Hueys…

  2. You must have enough potential energy to convert into kinetic energy. In other words…..blow hard….and one little trick is to put your tongue over the opening of the straw making the opening smaller.

  3. the secret to the toothpick sticking in the ceiling is a good set of lungs and a new straw. load the toothpick and blow hard

  4. Jessi Scherr says:

    Stick the toothpick in a straw and blow real hard.

  5. Dip the toothpick in your water to get it wet and blow a hard and fast ‘puff’ through the straw :)

  6. insert toothpick into the end of the straw, breathe in, then insert the straw in your mouth (tooth pick part pointed to the ceiling) and breathe out hard.

  7. Matt Ennis says:

    You need to put the toothpick in one end of the straw and blow really hard. Shoot it at an angle so it will stick better. Simply as that

  8. Place the toothpick point side up into the tip of a straw. Make sure the wrappings on the other end of the straw or patted down and not stuck in the straw. A lot of people will use a lot of air to blow the straw up to the top of the ceiling, but I do it lightly and get success!

  9. Daniel Tacker says:

    blow hard as hell

  10. A history of not smoking.

  11. Place the toothpick in the base of the straw with the pointed end up. Place the straw in your mouth and plug the straw with your tongue. Take a deep breathe. Aim the straw perpendicular to your face, blow hard, moving you tongue slightly and channeling all of your air into the straw. Another helpful hint is to sit on one of the stage areas where you are about a foot or so closer to the ceiling.

  12. Sarah McCormick says:

    I’m glad I found this site. I have been frequenting Huey’s around the city for at least 15 years, and have yet to figure out how to make one stick!

  13. Angle. You can’t get lazy about the angle. Be brave and aim straight up.

  14. Stephanie says:

    Being full of a lot of hot air.

  15. A ladder

  16. Everyone knows the secret is to angle it a bit so it isn’t a straight shot up. Also, the toothpick frill must be close to your lips (put it in the straw from the end you blow on). Don’t make the mistake of thinking a frill-less toothpick will work…it won’t and you’ll feel stupid. I always make sure I breathe in before I put the straw to my mouth…I had horrible scenes of people choking on toothpicks appear in my head as a child (I had a nice imagination). Blow pretty hard (I don’t think anyone has blown too hard and messed up), and always apologize when you miss and hit someone. Usually, if you’re a pro like me, that doesn’t happen.

  17. Daniel Gharbawy says:

    Keep your lips tight while you build up pressure and then release the air as you say Leon Powe’s last name as quickly as possible (POWE!). Then relish in your success while you wait for the Grizzlies to come back to FedEx!

  18. After enjoying a delicious new Sunshine burger, remove your straw from your freshly refilled drink. Take your toothpick from your recently devoured burger and place it into the end of your straw. Find an available area in the ceiling and aim straight up. Be sure to avoid potentially blasting a friendly waiter or bartender in a blow dart-like fashion. Take a deep breath and let ‘er rip. It might take a few attempts, but when it finally sticks, it is incredibly satisfying.

  19. Place toothpick at the end of the straw closest to the mouth and then postion the end to the straw exactly parallel to the ceiling. Then blow as hard as you can!

  20. Determined repetition upon failure!

  21. Dry, new straw and good lung power.

  22. The best way is to make sure the cellophane is rolled tightly on the toothpick insert it in the back of the straw (the part close to your mouth) and blow like you are blowing a horn, that was the toothpick has good momentum and go all the way up to the ceiling.

  23. Just close your eyes and let her rip! Better than good odds its going to hit the ceiling.But practice your best “Oh my God! I am so so sorry!!!” speech just in case.

  24. It’s very easy. Start by putting the toothpick in your straw on the end that’s in your mouth (pointy end out). Don’t shoot it straight on–keep it at an angle. Also, pick a spot and aim. It helps to visualize your end goal.

  25. Elizabeth Brame says:

    The secret is that there is no secret, it is up to the ceiling! If the ceiling likes you, it will let the toothpick stick! If will make sure you collided with an already stuck toothpick and fall back down. You must be aggressive!

  26. Nirva Patel says:

    Make sure your straw is dry and has no liquids in it, load the toothpick from the bottom of your straw (the side you put your mouth in), take a deep breath, aim the the ceiling straight to avoid any air friction, and blow out all the air as quickly as possible in a short high power breath!