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Exclamation I Can't believe Japanese people still eat this! - 08-11-2007, 09:23 AM

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· Puffer fish get their name from a natural ability. When they feel threatened, they puff up to as much as twice their normal size.

· Other names for puffer fish include fugu, blowfish, globefish and balloon fish.

· There are over 100 species of puffer fish. They live in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans.

· The poison from the puffer fish is 1,000 times stronger than cyanide. It is called tetrodoxin. One puffer fish has enough of the chemical to kill 30 adults.

· People in Japan eat puffer fish even though they know they can die if it isn’t prepared properly.

· Puffer fish are carnivores. They eat only meat.

· Puffer fish have fused teeth which they use to crush their prey and grind it. They eat sea urchins, coral, sponges and small crustaceans.

· Puffer fish have small mouths and fins in proportion to the rest of their body.

· Modified scales come in the form of spines.

· These fish have elasticized skin which enables them to puff up.

· The size of puffer fish is between six and twenty four inches long.

· Puffer fish can blink and close their eyes, which is very unusual. There are few fish that can accomplish this.


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08-11-2007, 09:56 AM

ima try it b4 i leave Japan haha


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08-11-2007, 10:00 AM

I cant believe Americans eat this!



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08-11-2007, 10:06 AM

lol, aye the only difference between the two is one does the killing a lot more slowly.
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08-11-2007, 01:14 PM

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I cant believe Americans eat this!

YUMMY! YUMMY!



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You have got to be kidding me.
not at all... i love both healthy and Junk food! depends on my mood.. actually some times i crave junk food



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Excuse me for saying this but.......Mcdonalds does not count as food!!!!!!!! Damnit!
haha, well not Mcdonalds per say...
well its food really.. JUNK food, but food nevertheless!



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08-11-2007, 02:02 PM

Fugu is soooooooooooooooooooooo good!!!!!!!!

I never understood how people could eat poison until I tried it! Definately worth the risk (there is in fact no risk unless the chef is wanting to kill you )
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08-11-2007, 03:03 PM

theres a place in Roppongi called FUGU's, i wana try it out. it specializes in it.


and as for the MCGriddle.. its gona give you McGurgles followed by McShittles.


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08-11-2007, 03:28 PM

No way in hell would I eat fugu. I'm disliked too easily.

I'll eat natto though. Yum :3 And no risk, either!


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