Eating Testicles Made Them Sick

In a little “World In Brief” news article in my local paper was this tidbit from Japan:  “Blowfish testicles make 7 diners sick”.  For folks who like to live on the edge, blowfish is a culinary delicacy.  It is extremely poisonous and must be carefully prepared by licensed chefs.  One time when Oldest Son and I were dining at the local sushi place (this is about as daring as I get), he was explaining to me that the poison in the blowfish produces some kind of tingly feeling that thrill-seekers consider pleasurable enough to risk their lives for.

This does not seem particularly newsworthy to me.  Eating testicles of any kind would make me throw up.  In fact, I can’t really even think about it anymore.

Excuse me while I go heave.

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10 Responses to “Eating Testicles Made Them Sick”


  1. 1 Child Care Fairy January 28, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    LOL! 🙂

  2. 2 robinaltman January 28, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    You know, that’s an awesome point! I didn’t even know the poison was in the testicles. If that’s the case, what’s so skillful about staying away from two balls when you cut up a fish? I think even I could handle that!

  3. 3 So Much More Than A Mom January 29, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Does this fall under the category of, “if you had to read about it then so do we”? 🙂 What did the 7 diners think would happen….of course eating (or even thinking about eating) testicles is going to make you sick!

  4. 5 "J" January 29, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    hahahaha poor dad.

  5. 7 John and Perla January 30, 2009 at 8:18 am

    They actually are probably pretty difficult to avoid as they are probably very small – um the fish’s, not Big Daddy’s, oh forget it……

  6. 8 John and Perla January 30, 2009 at 8:18 am

    You always seem to get me in trouble.

  7. 9 Chris January 30, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Actually the poison’s everywhere but concentrated mostly in certain organs. That’s why it takes so much training to be allowed to prepare fugu–one wrong cut can cause the poison to bleed into the parts you want to eat.

    And as for eating testes–ever hear of rocky mountain oysters? Not my thing, but some people love ’em.

  8. 10 paulascott60482 January 30, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Oh this is too funny when you just recently talked about what kind of hits you get from you blog from seemingly innocuous words..what will “Eating Testicles” bring you?!


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