Monday, November 04, 2013

5 Amazing Facts About Pufferfish



1. The Pufferfish is highly maneuverable, but very slow.

2. The Pufferfish can change its color and the intensity of its patterns.

3. The Pufferish's defense mechanism is to fill its extremely elastic stomach until it is much larger and almost spherical in shape.

4. Pufferfish can be lethal if not served properly.

5. The Pufferfish toxin deadens the tongue and lips, and induces dizziness and vomiting, followed by numbness and prickling over the body, rapid heart rate, decreased blood pressure, and muscle paralysis. People who live longer than 24 hours typically survive, although possibly after a coma lasting several days.


12 comments:

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

CAN pufferfish be served properly?

Tillerman said...

Apparently it takes 3 years of training to learn how to serve Pufferfish properly, and even then the experience can leave you a little numb.

Baydog said...

Yes.

Tillerman said...

I believe Baydog is a big fan of Pufferfish and can probably tell us a lot more about why people like Pufferfish.

Tillerman said...

And in recent news, people are demanding to know why the state is wasting so much money on this bloated Pufferfish.

Joe Rousé said...

For a second there, I thought this was going to be like one of those "True Facts" Ze Frank videos. Example: The Seahorse.

Tillerman said...

Sorry to disappoint you Joe. Somewhere on the Interwebs I think there is a video of Pufferfish exploding. Would you like me to post that?

O Docker said...

"Pufferfish can be lethal if not served properly."

Like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli.

JP said...

Woo hoo! Tillerman's going buzzfeed list crazy

Like the new layout btw.

Tillerman said...

Thanks JP. I only changed my header photo and tweaked the sidebar contents a bit.

Tillerman said...

And I don't know about "buzzfeed list crazy" but apparently I do have a "Top Tweet" today, whatever that means. Or perhaps I am a top tweet? It's all so confusing.

Tillerman said...

Oh and by the way, Joe, if you google 'Ze Frank Pufferfish' it now brings you to this post. Duh!

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