Thursday, 7 January 2016

Bringing A Dead Creature Back To 'Life'

'Dancing Squid' Phenomenon

How Soy Sauce Brings A Dead Creature Back To 'Life'

Soy sauce may be able to revive a dull dish, but it hardly has the ability bring dead things back to life. Yet, that's exactly what the condiment appears to do in a GIF recently posted on Reddit.

Borrowed from a 2010 Youtube video, the GIF shows a cuttlefish seemingly coming back to life when soy sauce is poured atop it. The cephalopod's body lifts up and writhes in the bowl, prompting viewers to ask: Is it really dead?

Indeed, the cuttlefish in the video -- part of a seafood dish named odori-don -- is no longer living. The cuisine, sometimes prepared with squid and known as the "dancing squid rice bowl," rose to prominence after Japanese sushi restaurant Ikkatei Tabiji began preparing the plate in this particular fashion, according to CBS News.

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Fish comes back to life as woman is eating it

Sure, we’ve all laughed at Grumpy Cat and been inspired by Pizza Rat, but when you’re feeling too inspired at work and really need a horrifying reason to go home early and crawl into bed, you’ll want to turn to Upsetting Fish.

And no one is more upset than the woman in this video, who is eating what, to be fair, is already a pretty scary looking meal, when it suddenly comes gasping back to life and jumps off her plate.

If it makes you feel any better (and we know you need to feel better right now) the fish in this video is most likely not actually coming back to life. Apparently the nerves in the muscles of recently deceased animals can be reanimated with sodium, in this case most likely in the form of table salt or soy sauce.

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