Killer Puffer Fish
There are more than 120 species of Puffer fish, also known as blowfish. It belongs to the tetraodontidae family. They puff up by sucking up air or water, when they sense an attack by a predator. They grow from one inch to more than two feet.
Putter fish is primarily known for its toxic poison that shuts down the human nervous system. Despite the fact that it is dangerous it is still eaten as a delicacy in japan. This delicacy is known as ‘fugu’ and is often eaten raw, which is prepared by a trained chef, who carefully removes the poisonous sac - liver and skin.
A whole lot of people die each year from poorly cleaned puffer fish. The saddest part of it all is the fact that there is no known antidote.
In 2011 in Tokyo, A Michelin two-star restaurant’s special license to serve ‘Fugu’ was revoked, after a 35-year-old diner had to be taken to hospital suffering from a headache and numbness in her lips after eating the liver of the fish at the restaurant.
The action came after a "The chef served a liver, knowing that it is toxic, even if it was a request from the customer. It should warrant punitive actions," said a public health official.
The chef may face fines, and possible jail time – heraldsun.com
What are Michelin Star Restaurants, anyway?
The term, Michelin Star, is an annual published Michelin Red Guide, which is the oldest European hotel and restaurant reference guide. It awards Michelin stars for excellence to a select few establishments. The acquisition or loss of a star can have dramatic effects on the success of a restaurant
When a restaurant gets "Michelin Star" it is a hallmark of fine dining quality
Restaurants around the world proudly promote their Michelin Star status.
Would you like to know that in 2016, Celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsay literarily cried when his Newyork Restaurant was stripped off the Michelin Stars, when it called his restaurant food “erratic”