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Trivia # 153: fugu

9 April, 2010
Toxicological trivia from April 09, 2010:   There are deaths for gourmet people. Fugu is the Japanese word for pufferfish and is also a Japanese dish prepared from the meat of pufferfish (normally species of genus Takifugu, Lagocephalus, or Sphoeroides) or porcupinefish of the genus Diodon. Because fugu is lethally poisonous if prepared incorrectly, fugu has become one of the most celebrated and notorious dishes in Japanese cuisine.  Japanese people has named  fugu to this dish since:
a) Two thousand years ago;
b) A thousand years ago;
c) Only 500 years ago.
Trivia # 153:  fugu
El platillo más popular de pez globo es el sashimi en trozos delgados y sancochados, servido en forma de crisantemo
Correct Answer a. Read more in Spanish news: Fugu or  gourmet danger


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