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23rd Feb '16 9:22:40 PM PatPayne
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Some pufferfish also have the added bonus of being pretty damn poisonous to go with it. The majority of their bodies are steeped in toxin, and if you were to eat one, you'd die pretty dang quickly. Of course, in places like Japan where people consider them a delicacy, professional chefs have to be extremely careful in cooking them. Farm-raised blowfish with no toxin are also available, so one can enjoy blowfish without the threat of death.

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Some pufferfish also have the added bonus of being pretty damn poisonous to go with it. The majority of their bodies are steeped in toxin, and if you were to eat one, you'd die pretty dang quickly. Of course, in places like Japan where people consider them a delicacy, professional chefs have to be extremely careful in cooking them. [[labelnote:Note]]In fact, pufferfish, or ''fugu'', is actually listed by name in Japanese law as the only food the Emperor of Japan is forbidden to eat, due to the risk of poisoning.[[/labelnote]] Farm-raised blowfish with no toxin are also available, so one can enjoy blowfish without the threat of death.
28th Jan '16 2:31:33 PM jormis29
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* On ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'', Dr. Phlox's species have a reflexive ability to inflate their heads when threatened, in a manner similar to a puffer fish expanding its body. It only gets used the once, and while his assailant was certainly ''surprised'', a fellow sentient with a gun is less easily deterred than a predator...
* The AnimalPlanet series ''{{Tanked}}'' often features at least one puffer fish being added to an aquarium.
* In an episode of ''LiveActionTV/BreakingBad'', Walt pulls Jesse out of a slump by [[ItMakesSenseInContext comparing him to a blowfish]].

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* On ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'', ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'', Dr. Phlox's species have a reflexive ability to inflate their heads when threatened, in a manner similar to a puffer fish expanding its body. It only gets used the once, and while his assailant was certainly ''surprised'', a fellow sentient with a gun is less easily deterred than a predator...
* The AnimalPlanet series ''{{Tanked}}'' ''Series/{{Tanked}}'' often features at least one puffer fish being added to an aquarium.
* In an episode of ''LiveActionTV/BreakingBad'', ''Series/BreakingBad'', Walt pulls Jesse out of a slump by [[ItMakesSenseInContext comparing him to a blowfish]].
12th Mar '15 9:31:52 PM M84
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Some pufferfish also have the added bonus of being pretty damn poisonous to go with it. The majority of their bodies are steeped in toxin, and if you were to eat one, you'd die pretty dang quickly. Of course, in places like Japan where people consider them a delicacy, professional chefs have to be extremely careful in cooking them.

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Some pufferfish also have the added bonus of being pretty damn poisonous to go with it. The majority of their bodies are steeped in toxin, and if you were to eat one, you'd die pretty dang quickly. Of course, in places like Japan where people consider them a delicacy, professional chefs have to be extremely careful in cooking them.
them. Farm-raised blowfish with no toxin are also available, so one can enjoy blowfish without the threat of death.
12th Mar '15 9:27:42 PM M84
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJunior'', one of the goons working for the episode's villain is also a sushi chef. James notes that the chef is preparing a cut of blowfish (fugu), mentioning that it's lethal if not cut just right. James overpowers the chef and makes a quick cut of fugu, then threatens to make him eat it unless he talks. After the chef reveals what he knows, James promptly eats the fugu himself, revealing that fugu preparation is yet another one of his many talents.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJunior'', ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJr'', one of the goons working for the episode's villain is also a sushi chef. James notes that the chef is preparing a cut of blowfish (fugu), mentioning that it's lethal if not cut just right. James overpowers the chef and makes a quick cut of fugu, then threatens to make him eat it unless he talks. After the chef reveals what he knows, James promptly eats the fugu himself, revealing that fugu preparation is yet another one of his many talents.
12th Mar '15 9:27:28 PM M84
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/JamesBondJunior'', one of the goons working for the episode's villain is also a sushi chef. James notes that the chef is preparing a cut of blowfish (fugu), mentioning that it's lethal if not cut just right. James overpowers the chef and makes a quick cut of fugu, then threatens to make him eat it unless he talks. After the chef reveals what he knows, James promptly eats the fugu himself, revealing that fugu preparation is yet another one of his many talents.
2nd Dec '14 4:00:17 PM Camberf
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* In an episode of ''LiveActionTV/BreakingBad'', Walt pulls Jesse out of a slump by [[ItMakesSenseInContext comparing him to a blowfish]].
27th Sep '14 2:13:41 PM Camberf
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* The manager of the Whale Wash from ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'' was a puffer fish that blew up when scared.

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* The Skyes, the manager of the Whale Wash from ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'' was a puffer fish that blew up when scared.
24th Sep '14 3:56:59 PM KZN02
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Some pufferfish also have the added bonus of being pretty damn poisonous to go with it. The majority of their bodies are steeped in toxin, and if you were to eat one, you'd die pretty dang quickly. Course, in places like Japan where people consider them a delicacy, professional chefs have to be extremely careful in cooking them.

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Some pufferfish also have the added bonus of being pretty damn poisonous to go with it. The majority of their bodies are steeped in toxin, and if you were to eat one, you'd die pretty dang quickly. Course, Of course, in places like Japan where people consider them a delicacy, professional chefs have to be extremely careful in cooking them.
24th Sep '14 1:48:05 PM fluffything
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Pufferfish have recently become a popular aquarium pet due to their goofy appearance, curious personality, and being rather intelligent as far as fish go (they are able to recognize their owners and can learn basic tricks). Did we mention they also like to be petted? However, due to their specialized diets (They need to eat shellfish to keep their beak-like teeth healthy), they are best left to more experienced fish owners.

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Pufferfish have recently become a popular aquarium pet due to their goofy appearance, curious personality, and being rather intelligent as far as fish go (they are able to recognize their owners and can learn basic tricks). Did we mention they also like to be petted? [[labelnote:Note]]Be cautious as puffers have very sharp teeth and may confuse your fingers with their next meal.[[/labelnote]] However, due to their specialized diets (They need to eat shellfish to keep their beak-like teeth healthy), they are best left to more experienced fish owners.
21st Jul '14 8:08:15 PM KZN02
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** As of the 1.7 Update, you can fish these up. Eating these will obviously give you bad poisoning, but you can brew them into Potions of Water Breathing.

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** As of the 1.7 Update, you can fish these up. Eating these will obviously give you bad poisoning, but you can brew them into [[ArtificialGill Potions of Water Breathing.Breathing]].
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