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16 Reasons Not To Go Into the Water... EVER!

By Vadim Newquist Jun 14, 2013

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Blowfish

With its wide-eyed stare and its stout little body, the Blowfish (aka the Pufferfish, Balloonfish or Globefish) has a plucky look to it that might lend itself to being the protagonist in a Disney film, but unless Disney suddenly starts producing grueling horror films in the vein of SAW, that's probably not going to happen. The Blowfish is believed to be the second most poisonous vertebrate in the world, and some of its internal organs, including the liver and sometimes its skin, mean certain death if eaten. All the more insane is the fact that it's a delicacy in Japan, where only a small number of chefs are legally allowed to prepare the deadly dish, due to the fact that if a mistake were to be made, you'd basically end up tipping your waiter with your lifeless corpse, which would bring new meaning to the term "getting stiffed."

Tags: horror, animals, slideshows, nature, life, the ocean

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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