Seven diners in northern Japan fell ill and three remained hospitalized Tuesday after eating blowfish testicles prepared in a restaurant not authorized to serve 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.
Blowfish, while extremely poisonous if not prepared properly, is considered a delicacy in Japan and is consumed by thrill-seeking gourmets.
(via Clifford Pickover)
January 29, 2009 at 8:49 am
To quote Craig Ferguson on the matter; “If I’ve said it once on the show I’ve said it a thousand times. Know who’s handling your testicles.”
June 2, 2011 at 6:50 am
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