One common way that shrimp is prepared to be eaten alive is via a dish called "drunken shrimp." Popular in China, the shrimp are first doused in a strong liquor that stuns the tiny crustaceans by making them drunk. This not only makes them less likely to put up a fight on the way down, it also creates a flavorful marinade. A plate is typically held over the bowl to prevent the shrimp from leaping out. You can see video proof of the dish here.