bennymack has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Please forgive me if this is covered in another node somewhere but I'm going to be a heretic and ask: what are some good ways to quickly make a big impression on people (most likely kids) with perl?

For instance, if I were to sit down at my brothers computer and download strawberry perl, what could I easily do to make my nieces and nephew say "Ooh, cool!"?

Something short to type that hopefully didn't rely on too many CPAN modules would be preferable. I mainly just need ideas. I'm a programmer but it's so hard to explain what exactly that means to non-technical people and I'd like some way to show them what I'm capable of instructing computers to do, you know?