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What kind of poison comes from the pufferfish and how does it affect our body?

Question: In South Korea, pufferfish is famous, and people eat it frequently. However, I have heard that due to the extremely strong poison from the fish, pufferfish is very dangerous to eaters when the chef is not trained well enough to prepare it. 435 more words

Student Article

Culinary Russian Roulette

Would you eat something that could kill you? You’d think that would be an easy question to answer. However, many people eat things that could kill them! 859 more words

Psychology & Neuroscience

Why is the blue-ringed octopus so venomous?

An ocean inhabitant whose venom outweighs any land animal’s, the tiny blue-ringed octopus contains enough venom to kill ten adult humans, all weighing a healthy 75kg. 821 more words

Zoology

This Japanese pufferfish could be the ultimate painkiller

The answer to severe pain might just be hidden within the sometimes-lethal Japanese pufferfish, or fugu as its known locally.

Fugu is a fish that’s notorious for its poisonous insides that are more deadly than cyanide. 164 more words

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