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Old 12-08-2006, 08:26 PM   #11
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I still don't understand the Puffer Fish Life or Death Game.
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:57 PM   #12
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I still don't understand the Puffer Fish Life or Death Game.
I'd like to know who thought it was worth the effort to experiment and find a way to eat a fish that has killed people who ate it. And, upon whom did they experiment?
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Old 12-08-2006, 09:01 PM   #13
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Pretty good thought on the wildlife eating stuff theory. But...what about snails? For sure they're one of the things that I definitely wouldn't have considered as a foodstuff. Yet plenty of people eat and enjoy them. Go figure!
Again with the wildlife, Kate. Had to be. Creatures eating snails (we're not talking the garden variety here!)

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That is an interesting point. I agree that following the animals may have been a start especially as early man existed by eating what theyfound - but how about foods that need processing?
I dunno, Ray... some things just sort of evolved into processed foods, I suppose. Raw fruits and vegetables do rot. From that must have come the process of canning food or drying meats to sustain people through hard winters.

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Old 12-09-2006, 09:14 AM   #15
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I'd like to know who thought it was worth the effort to experiment and find a way to eat a fish that has killed people who ate it. And, upon whom did they experiment?
My guess is that this one was not a trial and error sort of thing. Someone had dissected it and found where the poison sac was and determined what parts were safe to eat by studying it and possibly experimenting by feeding parts to animals to see what would happen. This is just my own guess of course.
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Old 12-09-2006, 09:34 AM   #16
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and I still swear by a Cats nose if I`m uncertain of any meat, if they turn their nose up at it, it gets deep sixed no questions asked.
That's funny, since my cat hates tuna and ham yet everyone tells me cats are supposed to love tuna and ham!

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