February’s fun Fugu festivities

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Japanese cuisine’s famously poisonous Fugu/Blowfish (see right) is celebrated as Fugu Day today, February 9th.

Called Fugu no Hi (ふぐの日), the name is pun from the combination of 2 (fu) and 9 (kyu which is close enough to gu).

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For this fish more poisonous than cyanide (Wiki), previous reports of fugu fun on the 3Yen include:

 



 

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