wanna see something creepy?…

Ok…..this is beyond creepy. This is a dish called Odori-Don.  It has a dead squid on top that “dances” when Soy Sauce is poured on it, activating it’s neurons.  Remember….the squid is supposedly dead…I, however, am not convinced.

Oh…….and P.S…I don’t think I even want the soy sauce.  Nobody messes with my neurons….

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7 responses to “wanna see something creepy?…

  1. NAS-TEEE! Ugh!! I watched a couple other ones afterward (“dead” fish, dancing frog legs). That’s just GROSS.

    First of all, I don’t intend to eat something that isn’t FULLY dead.
    Secondly, if it tries to get off my plate, I’m not gonna stop it.
    Adios, el squid-o

  2. What an awful thing to see…..The squid is dying not dancing……….That is CRUEL not creepy.

  3. drmisha

    Yes, technically speaking, the sodium in the soy sauce causes a few last action potentials to flow down the neurons…(action potentials are the signals that make muscles move)….sodium is a natural part of this event in a living organism, so they are just taking advantage of the chemistry of the animal’s nervous system…although the squid has Not Been Dead Long — read: 1 or 2 minutes max, and all they did was remove its brain in order to kill it (see video showing top of squid’s “head” peeled back). The movement seen in the squid is comparable to what causes rigor mortis in warm blooded animals.
    What amazes me is that people seem to revel in eating something that appears to be alive, which is obviously a concept that is revolting to us here in the US. But I guess in a culture where refrigeration is not always handy to preserve food, the closer to “alive” your food is, the less chance of getting food poisoning or other diseases from lack of proper storage.

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