World's Most Dangerous Foods

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Is the infamous fugu, a throat-choking octopi, or a maggot-filled cheese the riskiest thing you can eat abroad?

The Silver-Stripe Blaasop, Mediterranean Countries

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Threat: Death

Fishermen in the Indian Ocean have long loved this black-spotted, silvery fish, which can reach about three feet in length. The problem: if you don’t take out its liver and reproductive organs, you’ll be in trouble. Thanks to the Suez Canal, these little guys have migrated to the eastern Mediterranean, where unsavvy fishermen have eaten it and died (in early 2007, there were 10 deaths attributed to it in Egypt and Israel).

Prognosis: Grim. The toxins can case paralysis, breathing problems, and even death.

World's Most Dangerous Foods

The Silver-Stripe Blaasop, Mediterranean Countries

Threat: Death

Fishermen in the Indian Ocean have long loved this black-spotted, silvery fish, which can reach about three feet in length. The problem: if you don’t take out its liver and reproductive organs, you’ll be in trouble. Thanks to the Suez Canal, these little guys have migrated to the eastern Mediterranean, where unsavvy fishermen have eaten it and died (in early 2007, there were 10 deaths attributed to it in Egypt and Israel).

Prognosis: Grim. The toxins can case paralysis, breathing problems, and even death.

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