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The Japanese eat 10,000 tons of fugu each year. Here's what makes the poisonous pufferfish so expensive.


Fugu is a delicacy across Japan, but the tetrodotoxin found in the fish is more toxic than cyanide. Chefs must undergo rigorous training, then take an in-depth exam to be legally allowed to prepare the poisonous puffer fish.
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