- neon tubes must be 'on'
- tubes and sword must not have any protective covering
- glass must be touching the esophogus
- must be wearing body paint
- neon tubes and sword must both be a minimum of 40 centimeters in length
- all swallowed items must be at least 30 centimeters past lips
- a letter to your loved ones must be written before the attempt (it is not necessary to cry on the letter); the words 'Goodbye Cruel World' are required
- if setter 'Fails' during the attempt the evidence must be sent to the 'Darwin Awards