Monday, March 26, 2012

FUN FACTOIDS ABOUT A DEADLY DISH: BLOWFISH



Where you find it on the menu: Top sushi places (dish is called Fugu).

How it’s prepared: Licensed chefs (with 7 yrs. of intense training) carve out the poisonous parts – very carefully.

How it kills: Fish contains a powerful poison known as Tetrodotoxin.

How you die: Victim is paralyzed and eventually dies from asphyxiation.

Possible cure: Nothing. Zippo. All docs can do is keep you stable ‘til the poison is out of your system.

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21 comments:

  1. I consider sushi dangerous for more reasons than that.

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  2. Badass way to die, though.

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  3. I'd be terrified to eat this at a sushi restaurant, I'd definitely stay well clear of the blowfish.

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  4. Fugu roulette....a chef with 3.5 years experience!

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  5. Sounds like a painful death, I hear you heart just becomes paralyzed and you slowly die.

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  6. Hey and thanks for the BOTD shout out!

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  7. Oh god, that would be way too risky to eat. lol.

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  8. such risk. it better be good on the palate at least.

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  9. Fugu is one of my favorite parts of the simpsons where Homer didn't know for sure if he ate the poison part or not

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  10. I don't care how many years of training is required, I'm not chancing it!

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  11. Well Homer Simpson survived it. So there must be a cure.

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  12. People are incredibly stupid to eat this fish. I've heard of people who have died from it. A famous Sumo wrestler did.

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  13. I bet eating lampfish lights makes fluid eliminations glow.

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  14. think i'll pass on the fish of the day

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  15. I wanted to try it, but I like life too, much.

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  16. I've actually had Fugu. If I remember correctly, I was drunk. I'm not sure if I would have eaten it sober. All I remember about it, is that it was very expensive.

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  17. Simpsons taught me everything ther is to know about life, including which parts of blowfish are safe to eat!

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  18. POISON, POISON, TASTY FISH!

    Man, sooooo delicious. Imma gonna wait 'til I'm all old and shit, if I live that long...and when I do get to be a ripe old age, I'll indulge in this.

    Possibly something from the Dark Cookbook as well, probably featuring the flesh of a young girl who lost her virginity in the throes of passion while she was strangled to death or something.

    ...what series is that from? I know that's from a Tales from the Crypt style show, but I'll be damned if I can remember where it's from~!

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