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8 More Deadly Dishes

8 More Deadly Dishes

Dine on these dishes at your own risk

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Believe it or not, there are some people on this Earth who regularly risk their lives when they go out for a meal. Call them daredevils, call them adrenaline-seekers, or call them totally nuts, there are people who seek out treasured culinary delicacies that pose significant health risks and even may be deadly.

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Take for instance, escamoles, a Mexican dish that’s made from the eggs of the giant black Liometopum ant, which is a highly venomous creature. Fans of escamoles describe the taste as nutty and buttery, and especially delectable in tacos. Similarly, lutefisk, a traditional Nordic dish, consists of whitefish that’s been dried, soaked in lye for days (rendering it too toxic to eat), then soaked in cold water and cooked.

There are, of course, some risky foods that become harmful if handled incorrectly, but are otherwise perfectly edible, such as tapioca and stonefish. Derived from the roots of cassava plants, tapioca is available in grocery stores worldwide, but if processed improperly, properties within the roots of the plant can trigger cyanide production. Preparing stonefish, however, is like the rigid and precise preparation of fugu (Japanese puffer fish) — the fish can be eaten as sashimi (called okoze) if handled correctly by a trained professional. That being said, if mishandled, eating okoze could have deadly consequences.

Sift through this collection of the world's deadliest dishes at your own risk.


Saturday coronavirus update: 8 more Minnesota deaths, 1,321 new infections reported

Minnesota health officials reported eight additional deaths linked to the coronavirus Saturday and 1,321 new infections.

Meanwhile, the percentage of Minnesota adults who have gotten at least the first shot of the vaccine is nearing 60 percent, according to the state Department of Health.

The state’s overall death toll related to the pandemic reached 7,224. Of those reported Saturday, none lived in assisted living centers, all lived at home. One was a resident of Anoka County, one was a resident of Dakota County and three were from Hennepin County the rest lived outside the Twin Cities metro area. The age groups ranged from 50 to 94 years.

The new infections were detected in about 32,700 COVID-19 tests reported Saturday. Overall, there have been 586,959 total infections in Minnesota. 566,438 of those patients no longer need isolation.

There were 560 Minnesotans being treated for the coronavirus in the state’s hospitals, the Health Department reported Saturday. That is a decrease from 565 reported Friday. Among those being cared for in intensive care units, there were 144 Saturday, a decrease from 152 the day before.

Minnesota inched closer toward Gov. Tim Walz’s 70 percent vaccination threshold for adults getting at least one dose to lift the state’s mask mandate earlier than its July 1 end. On Saturday, the Health Department reported that 59.9 percent of residents ages 16 and older had gotten at least one vaccine dose that is 2,641,155 residents.

Those who have completed their vaccine series rose to 47.8 percent that is 2,106,486 residents.


Saturday coronavirus update: 8 more Minnesota deaths, 1,321 new infections reported

Minnesota health officials reported eight additional deaths linked to the coronavirus Saturday and 1,321 new infections.

Meanwhile, the percentage of Minnesota adults who have gotten at least the first shot of the vaccine is nearing 60 percent, according to the state Department of Health.

The state’s overall death toll related to the pandemic reached 7,224. Of those reported Saturday, none lived in assisted living centers, all lived at home. One was a resident of Anoka County, one was a resident of Dakota County and three were from Hennepin County the rest lived outside the Twin Cities metro area. The age groups ranged from 50 to 94 years.

The new infections were detected in about 32,700 COVID-19 tests reported Saturday. Overall, there have been 586,959 total infections in Minnesota. 566,438 of those patients no longer need isolation.

There were 560 Minnesotans being treated for the coronavirus in the state’s hospitals, the Health Department reported Saturday. That is a decrease from 565 reported Friday. Among those being cared for in intensive care units, there were 144 Saturday, a decrease from 152 the day before.

Minnesota inched closer toward Gov. Tim Walz’s 70 percent vaccination threshold for adults getting at least one dose to lift the state’s mask mandate earlier than its July 1 end. On Saturday, the Health Department reported that 59.9 percent of residents ages 16 and older had gotten at least one vaccine dose that is 2,641,155 residents.

Those who have completed their vaccine series rose to 47.8 percent that is 2,106,486 residents.


Saturday coronavirus update: 8 more Minnesota deaths, 1,321 new infections reported

Minnesota health officials reported eight additional deaths linked to the coronavirus Saturday and 1,321 new infections.

Meanwhile, the percentage of Minnesota adults who have gotten at least the first shot of the vaccine is nearing 60 percent, according to the state Department of Health.

The state’s overall death toll related to the pandemic reached 7,224. Of those reported Saturday, none lived in assisted living centers, all lived at home. One was a resident of Anoka County, one was a resident of Dakota County and three were from Hennepin County the rest lived outside the Twin Cities metro area. The age groups ranged from 50 to 94 years.

The new infections were detected in about 32,700 COVID-19 tests reported Saturday. Overall, there have been 586,959 total infections in Minnesota. 566,438 of those patients no longer need isolation.

There were 560 Minnesotans being treated for the coronavirus in the state’s hospitals, the Health Department reported Saturday. That is a decrease from 565 reported Friday. Among those being cared for in intensive care units, there were 144 Saturday, a decrease from 152 the day before.

Minnesota inched closer toward Gov. Tim Walz’s 70 percent vaccination threshold for adults getting at least one dose to lift the state’s mask mandate earlier than its July 1 end. On Saturday, the Health Department reported that 59.9 percent of residents ages 16 and older had gotten at least one vaccine dose that is 2,641,155 residents.

Those who have completed their vaccine series rose to 47.8 percent that is 2,106,486 residents.


Saturday coronavirus update: 8 more Minnesota deaths, 1,321 new infections reported

Minnesota health officials reported eight additional deaths linked to the coronavirus Saturday and 1,321 new infections.

Meanwhile, the percentage of Minnesota adults who have gotten at least the first shot of the vaccine is nearing 60 percent, according to the state Department of Health.

The state’s overall death toll related to the pandemic reached 7,224. Of those reported Saturday, none lived in assisted living centers, all lived at home. One was a resident of Anoka County, one was a resident of Dakota County and three were from Hennepin County the rest lived outside the Twin Cities metro area. The age groups ranged from 50 to 94 years.

The new infections were detected in about 32,700 COVID-19 tests reported Saturday. Overall, there have been 586,959 total infections in Minnesota. 566,438 of those patients no longer need isolation.

There were 560 Minnesotans being treated for the coronavirus in the state’s hospitals, the Health Department reported Saturday. That is a decrease from 565 reported Friday. Among those being cared for in intensive care units, there were 144 Saturday, a decrease from 152 the day before.

Minnesota inched closer toward Gov. Tim Walz’s 70 percent vaccination threshold for adults getting at least one dose to lift the state’s mask mandate earlier than its July 1 end. On Saturday, the Health Department reported that 59.9 percent of residents ages 16 and older had gotten at least one vaccine dose that is 2,641,155 residents.

Those who have completed their vaccine series rose to 47.8 percent that is 2,106,486 residents.


Saturday coronavirus update: 8 more Minnesota deaths, 1,321 new infections reported

Minnesota health officials reported eight additional deaths linked to the coronavirus Saturday and 1,321 new infections.

Meanwhile, the percentage of Minnesota adults who have gotten at least the first shot of the vaccine is nearing 60 percent, according to the state Department of Health.

The state’s overall death toll related to the pandemic reached 7,224. Of those reported Saturday, none lived in assisted living centers, all lived at home. One was a resident of Anoka County, one was a resident of Dakota County and three were from Hennepin County the rest lived outside the Twin Cities metro area. The age groups ranged from 50 to 94 years.

The new infections were detected in about 32,700 COVID-19 tests reported Saturday. Overall, there have been 586,959 total infections in Minnesota. 566,438 of those patients no longer need isolation.

There were 560 Minnesotans being treated for the coronavirus in the state’s hospitals, the Health Department reported Saturday. That is a decrease from 565 reported Friday. Among those being cared for in intensive care units, there were 144 Saturday, a decrease from 152 the day before.

Minnesota inched closer toward Gov. Tim Walz’s 70 percent vaccination threshold for adults getting at least one dose to lift the state’s mask mandate earlier than its July 1 end. On Saturday, the Health Department reported that 59.9 percent of residents ages 16 and older had gotten at least one vaccine dose that is 2,641,155 residents.

Those who have completed their vaccine series rose to 47.8 percent that is 2,106,486 residents.


Saturday coronavirus update: 8 more Minnesota deaths, 1,321 new infections reported

Minnesota health officials reported eight additional deaths linked to the coronavirus Saturday and 1,321 new infections.

Meanwhile, the percentage of Minnesota adults who have gotten at least the first shot of the vaccine is nearing 60 percent, according to the state Department of Health.

The state’s overall death toll related to the pandemic reached 7,224. Of those reported Saturday, none lived in assisted living centers, all lived at home. One was a resident of Anoka County, one was a resident of Dakota County and three were from Hennepin County the rest lived outside the Twin Cities metro area. The age groups ranged from 50 to 94 years.

The new infections were detected in about 32,700 COVID-19 tests reported Saturday. Overall, there have been 586,959 total infections in Minnesota. 566,438 of those patients no longer need isolation.

There were 560 Minnesotans being treated for the coronavirus in the state’s hospitals, the Health Department reported Saturday. That is a decrease from 565 reported Friday. Among those being cared for in intensive care units, there were 144 Saturday, a decrease from 152 the day before.

Minnesota inched closer toward Gov. Tim Walz’s 70 percent vaccination threshold for adults getting at least one dose to lift the state’s mask mandate earlier than its July 1 end. On Saturday, the Health Department reported that 59.9 percent of residents ages 16 and older had gotten at least one vaccine dose that is 2,641,155 residents.

Those who have completed their vaccine series rose to 47.8 percent that is 2,106,486 residents.


Saturday coronavirus update: 8 more Minnesota deaths, 1,321 new infections reported

Minnesota health officials reported eight additional deaths linked to the coronavirus Saturday and 1,321 new infections.

Meanwhile, the percentage of Minnesota adults who have gotten at least the first shot of the vaccine is nearing 60 percent, according to the state Department of Health.

The state’s overall death toll related to the pandemic reached 7,224. Of those reported Saturday, none lived in assisted living centers, all lived at home. One was a resident of Anoka County, one was a resident of Dakota County and three were from Hennepin County the rest lived outside the Twin Cities metro area. The age groups ranged from 50 to 94 years.

The new infections were detected in about 32,700 COVID-19 tests reported Saturday. Overall, there have been 586,959 total infections in Minnesota. 566,438 of those patients no longer need isolation.

There were 560 Minnesotans being treated for the coronavirus in the state’s hospitals, the Health Department reported Saturday. That is a decrease from 565 reported Friday. Among those being cared for in intensive care units, there were 144 Saturday, a decrease from 152 the day before.

Minnesota inched closer toward Gov. Tim Walz’s 70 percent vaccination threshold for adults getting at least one dose to lift the state’s mask mandate earlier than its July 1 end. On Saturday, the Health Department reported that 59.9 percent of residents ages 16 and older had gotten at least one vaccine dose that is 2,641,155 residents.

Those who have completed their vaccine series rose to 47.8 percent that is 2,106,486 residents.


Saturday coronavirus update: 8 more Minnesota deaths, 1,321 new infections reported

Minnesota health officials reported eight additional deaths linked to the coronavirus Saturday and 1,321 new infections.

Meanwhile, the percentage of Minnesota adults who have gotten at least the first shot of the vaccine is nearing 60 percent, according to the state Department of Health.

The state’s overall death toll related to the pandemic reached 7,224. Of those reported Saturday, none lived in assisted living centers, all lived at home. One was a resident of Anoka County, one was a resident of Dakota County and three were from Hennepin County the rest lived outside the Twin Cities metro area. The age groups ranged from 50 to 94 years.

The new infections were detected in about 32,700 COVID-19 tests reported Saturday. Overall, there have been 586,959 total infections in Minnesota. 566,438 of those patients no longer need isolation.

There were 560 Minnesotans being treated for the coronavirus in the state’s hospitals, the Health Department reported Saturday. That is a decrease from 565 reported Friday. Among those being cared for in intensive care units, there were 144 Saturday, a decrease from 152 the day before.

Minnesota inched closer toward Gov. Tim Walz’s 70 percent vaccination threshold for adults getting at least one dose to lift the state’s mask mandate earlier than its July 1 end. On Saturday, the Health Department reported that 59.9 percent of residents ages 16 and older had gotten at least one vaccine dose that is 2,641,155 residents.

Those who have completed their vaccine series rose to 47.8 percent that is 2,106,486 residents.


Saturday coronavirus update: 8 more Minnesota deaths, 1,321 new infections reported

Minnesota health officials reported eight additional deaths linked to the coronavirus Saturday and 1,321 new infections.

Meanwhile, the percentage of Minnesota adults who have gotten at least the first shot of the vaccine is nearing 60 percent, according to the state Department of Health.

The state’s overall death toll related to the pandemic reached 7,224. Of those reported Saturday, none lived in assisted living centers, all lived at home. One was a resident of Anoka County, one was a resident of Dakota County and three were from Hennepin County the rest lived outside the Twin Cities metro area. The age groups ranged from 50 to 94 years.

The new infections were detected in about 32,700 COVID-19 tests reported Saturday. Overall, there have been 586,959 total infections in Minnesota. 566,438 of those patients no longer need isolation.

There were 560 Minnesotans being treated for the coronavirus in the state’s hospitals, the Health Department reported Saturday. That is a decrease from 565 reported Friday. Among those being cared for in intensive care units, there were 144 Saturday, a decrease from 152 the day before.

Minnesota inched closer toward Gov. Tim Walz’s 70 percent vaccination threshold for adults getting at least one dose to lift the state’s mask mandate earlier than its July 1 end. On Saturday, the Health Department reported that 59.9 percent of residents ages 16 and older had gotten at least one vaccine dose that is 2,641,155 residents.

Those who have completed their vaccine series rose to 47.8 percent that is 2,106,486 residents.


Saturday coronavirus update: 8 more Minnesota deaths, 1,321 new infections reported

Minnesota health officials reported eight additional deaths linked to the coronavirus Saturday and 1,321 new infections.

Meanwhile, the percentage of Minnesota adults who have gotten at least the first shot of the vaccine is nearing 60 percent, according to the state Department of Health.

The state’s overall death toll related to the pandemic reached 7,224. Of those reported Saturday, none lived in assisted living centers, all lived at home. One was a resident of Anoka County, one was a resident of Dakota County and three were from Hennepin County the rest lived outside the Twin Cities metro area. The age groups ranged from 50 to 94 years.

The new infections were detected in about 32,700 COVID-19 tests reported Saturday. Overall, there have been 586,959 total infections in Minnesota. 566,438 of those patients no longer need isolation.

There were 560 Minnesotans being treated for the coronavirus in the state’s hospitals, the Health Department reported Saturday. That is a decrease from 565 reported Friday. Among those being cared for in intensive care units, there were 144 Saturday, a decrease from 152 the day before.

Minnesota inched closer toward Gov. Tim Walz’s 70 percent vaccination threshold for adults getting at least one dose to lift the state’s mask mandate earlier than its July 1 end. On Saturday, the Health Department reported that 59.9 percent of residents ages 16 and older had gotten at least one vaccine dose that is 2,641,155 residents.

Those who have completed their vaccine series rose to 47.8 percent that is 2,106,486 residents.