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March 10, 2012

The Pufferfish can leave you like a zombie


This nice and plump yellow fish a puffer fish, species meleagris Arothron-floating in the waters of the Galapagos (Ecuador) can leave you catatonic, ie made ​​a zombie. At least that's what he says anthropologist and botanist Wade Davies (1953).

This teacher investigated in Haiti using some voodoo ceremonies of tetrodotoxin, a powerful paralyzing poison found in puffer fish tissues, the expensive Japanese fugu gourmets who eat with great pleasure by removing the poisonous parts.

Haitian Davies told of his experiences in the book The Serpent and the Rainbow (The Serpent and the Rainbow, 1985), made ​​into a film in 1988 by director Wes Craven.

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