blow·fish | \ˈblō-ˌfish \

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Tiger blowfish is supposed to be the most delicious kind of fugu. New York Times, "Japanese Seafood Without the Painful Price Tag, at Wokuni," 22 May 2018 The parent company runs a farm that raises tiger blowfish, and about 50 restaurants in Japan that serve it. New York Times, "Japanese Seafood Without the Painful Price Tag, at Wokuni," 22 May 2018 The headliner is the raw blowfish, sliced thin and fanned out on a plate like a hundred translucent flower petals. Andrew Keh, New York Times, "An Olympic Challenge: Eat All the Korean Food That Visitors Won’t," 21 Feb. 2018 Aisle after aisle of crabs stacked atop each other like totem poles, tables with fish sprawled across every inch, cutting boards where women with machetes skin poisonous blowfish and slice out the meat. Mitch Goldich,, "Squid Ink Ice Cream! Jeju Black Pig! One Gluttonous Day Exploring Local Cuisine Outside PyeongChang," 15 Feb. 2018 Swatch even put out a timepiece with Ms. Lepore’s face and blowfish red lips emblazoned across the dial. Jacob Bernstein, New York Times, "Amanda Lepore, Transgender Club Diva, Tells All About Her Plastic Surgery," 19 July 2017 Hammerhead worms contain the same toxin as blowfish and can be harmful if eaten. Liz Langley, National Geographic, "Watch a Mysterious Worm With an Anus for a Mouth," 15 July 2017 Pufferfish Pufferfish, also known as blowfish, are located in tropical seas around the globe, especially around Japan, China, and the Philippines. Daniel Jameson, CNT, "The 10 Most Dangerous Animals in the World," 10 July 2017 Director Hui’s screenplay has its imaginative moments, most notably a hallucinatory episode after the couple ingests toxic blowfish. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'This Is Not What I Expected': Film Review," 8 May 2017

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