Monday, November 30, 2009

Things I'd like to see - Suicide by fish knife

You've probably heard of Puffer Fish - that Japanese delicacy which can kill you if it's not prepared properly. Now an enterprising company has actually bred a non-toxic version of the fish which sounds an eminently sensible thing to do since the fish chefs "...are traditionally bound to commit ritual suicide with their own fish knife should one of their customers expire after eating one of their meals..."

However there is apparently only a small commercial interest in the safer version of the fish:
It's a very tasty fish, but that's not the only reason people choose to go to a fugu restaurant," said Shinichi Ueshima, the chef at the Dote fugu restaurant in Yokohama.

"It's obviously more than a little exciting to go to a restaurant knowing that it might be the last meal that you ever eat," he said. "Where is the enjoyment in eating something that has no risk in it?"

Now I know why people deploy Microsoft software...

1 comment:

Gavin Bollard said...

rotfl... (well almost... someone might see me in my office).