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Thursday, January 3, 2008
Food Deaths in Japan: Fugu vs. Mochi
To research: Official death toll from fugu and mochi
Fact: In 1958 - the first year the preparation of fugu required a special license - there were 176 fugu-related deaths in Japan.
Question: Would you rather choke to death on mochi or die a slower death from fugu's poison tetrodotoxin?