QuoteOriginally posted by: ScilabGuruQuoteOriginally posted by: beatarmy96I respectfully disagree with the answer that an odd number of tigers means the deer will get eaten while an even number means it will not. ...However, in Japan there is such fish, I forgot its name. THis fish is totally poisoned in all its parts and this is real art to cook it in some special way to reduce the risk of the death. However, some of Japaneeses do eat this fish taking this risk. Every year the number of deaths occurs from this. It seems they are relative to these tigers who is going to eat for pleasure and death.You're thinking of fugu, which is the Japanese word for blowfish. Their poison is more than 1000 times deadlier than cyanide. Interestingly, the poison is not created by the fish, it's created by bacteria that reside in the fish. Another interesting fact: Fugu is one of the only fish that can close its eyes. Presumably so that it doesn't have to see the gruesome deaths that it causes.An old Japanese fable tells that 3 men weren't sure if they could eat a fugu stew so they gave some to a beggar. They looked in on him later and saw that he was still alive, so they ate it. Later the beggar came up to them and said that since they were still alive, he was going to eat the stew. He had been waiting on them.It's not actually poisonous in all of its parts, the art of preparing fugu is in knowing exactly which parts are poisonous. The supremely talented chefs use a very minute portion of the poisonous parts so that you get a prickly sensation when you eat it.It's amazing the types of irrelevant things you can learn by reading these forums...-t.