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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

Pubdesk

Creation: Look at the beautiful 'crop circle' a little Pufferfish makes with just his fins!

The male Japanese Pufferfish is grey instead of brightly-colored. So he must use his ingenuity to attract females for mating.

Using just his fins and working 24 hours a day for an entire week, the little fish creates an astonishingly complex and beautiful “crop-circle” sand design in the sea bed. 234 more words

God's Creation

O = Octopus (Blue-Ringed), A to Z Blog Challenge

Ack! Tomorrow I will be making two entries: one for the A-Z thing — which I’m really enjoying, even if nobody else cares — and another about my new short story, Threads of Discord, which comes out as part of the… 612 more words

Future Projects

Tetrodotoxin: The Paralytic Pufferfish Poison

Take a look at this photo. Who couldn’t love this face? Really, who? Such a cute little fella. And I’m talking about the pufferfish, not the dude with the pipe. 1,004 more words

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