Updated: June 16, 2013 | By Hugh Wilson, contributor, MSN Him
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Fugu (pufferfish)

You may have heard that eating fugu (or pufferfish) is dangerous. But did you know how dangerous?

Let’s put it like this. The poison found in many of the internal organs of the fish - tetrodotoxin - is 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide. A lethal dose is smaller than the head of a pin. Each fish could kill 30 people. Fugu chefs have to go through two or three years of specialised training before they can serve a delicacy that, incredibly, the Japanese can’t get enough of.

* Video: Pufferfish a hit in Japan, despite the risks

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