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Blowfish poisoning sends 7 to hospital in Japan
AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/27/09 | AP

Posted on 01/27/2009 10:20:56 AM PST by NormsRevenge

TOKYO — Blowfish testicles prepared by an unauthorized chef sickened seven diners in northern Japan and three remained hospitalized Tuesday after eating the poisonous delicacy.

The owner of the restaurant in Tsuruoka city, who is also the chef, had no license to serve blowfish and was being questioned on suspicion of professional negligence, police official Yoshihito Iwase said.

(Excerpt) Read more at 3.signonsandiego.com ...


TOPICS: Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blowfish; japan; poisoning
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serving blowfish without a license.

That'll look good on the old rapsheet.

1 posted on 01/27/2009 10:20:56 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Sounds like a Simpsons episode.


2 posted on 01/27/2009 10:21:48 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: NormsRevenge

Damn, i hate getting blowfish testicle poisoning.


3 posted on 01/27/2009 10:21:59 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Darwin at work. Only stupid people would knowingly eat toxic fish. Outta the gene pool!


4 posted on 01/27/2009 10:22:51 AM PST by arderkrag (Liberty Walking (www.geocities.com/arderkrag))
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Blowfish for sale at Tsukiji market in Tokyo. Seven Japanese
have fallen ill with one in a critical condition after eating the testes
of blowfish, renewing public fears over the dangerous delicacy.
(AFP/JIJI Press/File/Jiji Press)


5 posted on 01/27/2009 10:23:06 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hootie


6 posted on 01/27/2009 10:23:07 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 8 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Ritual Seppuku is called for.


7 posted on 01/27/2009 10:23:35 AM PST by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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To: Travis T. OJustice; martin_fierro; Jersey Republican Biker Chick; Slings and Arrows

Ok, who’s got the blowfish testicle poisoning ping list?


8 posted on 01/27/2009 10:23:39 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: NormsRevenge

Why eating toxins is not a good idea.

Who was the first guy to prepare blowfish? Where is he buried?


9 posted on 01/27/2009 10:23:57 AM PST by popdonnelly (The problem with Obama is that he believes his own hype.)
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To: null and void

FOO GOO!


10 posted on 01/27/2009 10:24:08 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

I ate some pretty chewy stuff in Japan, with a fair amount of chasers, I don’t think I had this tho.. Gimme Kobe beef and a Mai Tai anyday


11 posted on 01/27/2009 10:24:30 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

JUST DAMN!


12 posted on 01/27/2009 10:24:46 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Anybody that eats such weird crap should get sick.
13 posted on 01/27/2009 10:25:22 AM PST by ZX12R
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To: NormsRevenge

14 posted on 01/27/2009 10:25:27 AM PST by Edgar3 ("Is there a Patriot in the house?")
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To: NormsRevenge

Beef? Where’s the sense of adventure? :)


15 posted on 01/27/2009 10:26:10 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Another Barney Fwank story ...


16 posted on 01/27/2009 10:26:22 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
"Ok, who’s got the blowfish testicle poisoning ping list?"

There were only seven people on it and they're all indisposed at the moment.
17 posted on 01/27/2009 10:26:56 AM PST by shibumi (By the Authority of Hung Mung, Patron of Chaos and Keeper of The Sacred Chao)
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To: Chi-townChief

“Fan-fugu-tastic!”


18 posted on 01/27/2009 10:27:09 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Guns don't kill people. Criminals and the governments that create them kill people.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama tells blowfish...”America is not your enemy.”


19 posted on 01/27/2009 10:27:53 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Japanese food is generally quite good but Blowfish testicles, beating frogs hearts, and other such, well just ask WHY???
20 posted on 01/27/2009 10:28:38 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: NormsRevenge

Blowfish testicles. I’m not touching that one.


21 posted on 01/27/2009 10:29:07 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators. ---- Will Rogers)
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To: massgopguy; QQQQ

QQQQ, too, buddy...


22 posted on 01/27/2009 10:29:20 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 8 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Like Daddy always said, if your going to be dumb (and eat sushi) you better be tough (lest it kills you).

Raw fish and warm rice wine, the Japanese laugh themselves silly over our stupidty for paying for it.


23 posted on 01/27/2009 10:30:09 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: stuartcr

24 posted on 01/27/2009 10:30:13 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: JimSEA

Mattsu. I ain’t eating that.


25 posted on 01/27/2009 10:30:40 AM PST by patton (SPQA)
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To: JimSEA

Ever eat a beating heart? It’s really neat for a few minutes. I’ve done it with some large fish. I’ll do it again. Got one of my daughters to do it, freaked her out, but she wants to do it again.


26 posted on 01/27/2009 10:31:17 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.)
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To: NormsRevenge

27 posted on 01/27/2009 10:31:46 AM PST by Lx
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To: arderkrag
"Darwin at work."

Indeed! "But I didn't know!" just doesn't cut it in this world. Failure to engage brain is at work here.

28 posted on 01/27/2009 10:32:24 AM PST by davisfh ( Islam is a very serious mental illness)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; martin_fierro

Mart’s got the Mangled Genitals ping list, so I’d be lookin’ in his direction.


29 posted on 01/27/2009 10:32:29 AM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"FUGU ME!"


30 posted on 01/27/2009 10:33:56 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Tijeras_Slim; Squantos
Ok, who’s got the blowfish testicle poisoning ping list?

Squantos?

31 posted on 01/27/2009 10:34:14 AM PST by Eaker (Go n-ithe an cat thĂș is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat)
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To: ArrogantBustard
Poison fish, poison fish...ah! Tasty fish!
32 posted on 01/27/2009 10:34:17 AM PST by thefrankbaum (Ad maiorem Dei gloriam)
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To: Travis T. OJustice
"Ever eat a beating heart? It’s really neat for a few minutes. I’ve done it with some large fish. I’ll do it again. Got one of my daughters to do it, freaked her out, but she wants to do it again."

That sounds real naughty

33 posted on 01/27/2009 10:34:55 AM PST by al baby (Hi mom. I love sarcasim)
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To: NormsRevenge

Aw nuts! That blows! Totally fugud up!


34 posted on 01/27/2009 10:35:25 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing! I'm a doctor, and I won't touch that thing!)
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To: arderkrag

Don’t forget slug eating.


35 posted on 01/27/2009 10:35:37 AM PST by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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To: Tijeras_Slim; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Who knew Darwin spoke Japanese?


36 posted on 01/27/2009 10:37:05 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (This fiasco brought to you by the failed Obama administration.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Blowfish balls? What’s that like?

They couldn’t be that big for the most part, could they? How do you eat them, like caviar?


37 posted on 01/27/2009 10:37:22 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: NormsRevenge

I’ve been checking my goldfish, Cleo, for testicles. She don’t have none. Why?


38 posted on 01/27/2009 10:41:10 AM PST by Safetgiver (America: Taking Affirmative Action to the extreme.)
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To: NormsRevenge
men ordered sashimi and grilled blowfish testicles

Them's got to be tiny little things to grill, like the size of half a pine nut, I'd guess. Reminds me of the old joke:

Q: Have you ever smelled mothballs?

A: Sure, yeah.

Q: How do you get their little legs apart?

39 posted on 01/27/2009 10:42:55 AM PST by Sax
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To: Xenalyte; Tijeras_Slim; Allegra; Dutchgirl; Old Sarge; SunkenCiv

Mangled Genitals are the crux of Industrial Strength Humor.


40 posted on 01/27/2009 10:47:55 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: NormsRevenge

We now have one of those blowfish in the white house. That really is a danger to all of us.


41 posted on 01/27/2009 10:50:20 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: NormsRevenge

What is the appeal here, do they really taste that good? It probably has more to do with some people wanting to do something that is dangerous, or that at least is perceived to be dangerous, so they can brag about it. Kind of like running with the bulls in Pamplona.


42 posted on 01/27/2009 11:07:32 AM PST by Texan Tory
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To: Xenalyte; Tijeras_Slim; Allegra; Dutchgirl; Old Sarge; SunkenCiv; Petronski; Slings and Arrows

You see.

43 posted on 01/27/2009 11:09:56 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Sax

Yeah, fish don’t even gots legs!!!


44 posted on 01/27/2009 11:17:51 AM PST by stuartcr (If the end doesn't justify the means...why have different means?)
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To: kalee

ping


45 posted on 01/27/2009 11:40:21 AM PST by Cailleach
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Raw fish and warm rice wine, the Japanese laugh themselves silly over our stupidity for paying for it.

You left out stewed weeds...

46 posted on 01/27/2009 11:48:50 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 8 of our national holiday from reality.)
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To: Deb

We gotta stop eating blowfish testicles or we’re not going to get anything done!


47 posted on 01/27/2009 11:51:45 AM PST by freebird5850 (O-Bomb-a, the sleeper cell that slipped by all of us.)
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To: null and void

Good catch, thanks.

And sea weed, damnit!

(chuckle)


48 posted on 01/27/2009 11:54:29 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: freebird5850

Understood.


49 posted on 01/27/2009 11:56:24 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: NormsRevenge

fish have balls? and people are eating them??


50 posted on 01/27/2009 12:02:38 PM PST by sten
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