Bizarre: the Odori-Don

 


Ever thought your food wasn’t entertaining enough? Well the Odori-Don is a squid that even while dead reacts to having soy sauce poured onto it, and it flails about and almost looks like its dancing!

Being a bit of a science geek I was curious as to why it happens, apparently the extra sodium sends ions to the cell that triggers the cell to open up, creating a cascade of chemical activities that causes the cell to fire – so the muscle twitches. I then had the awful thought of eating this squid and following it up by drinking soy sauce afterwards and having the cephalopod waltz around.

Hopefully that didn’t gross you out too much, and I might be turning this ‘Bizarre catagory into something I try to do once a week.

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