"sushi grade" is basically an unregulated marketing term. It only means at some point the fish was frozen to kill parasites. Some fish species are more prone to parasites, but due to mislabeling, the FDA mandates all fish frozen except tuna and shellfish. sushimodern.com/sushi/sus…
Bonito flakes are basically shaved fish jerky. Traditional katsuobushi is skipjack tuna preserved using smoke, caves, mold and the sun in a process that can take years. The fish is so tough that it is shaved with a katsuobushi kezuriki, which looks like a wood carving tool. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
A man was cooked alive in a 270Β° pressure cooker oven along with 12,000 pounds of tuna. In CA’s largest workplace safety violation settlement ever ($6M), Bumble Bee Tuna agreed to pay $1.5M to the deceased’s family, $1.5M to state government and courts, and $3M to purchase new automated ovens. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
Tuna Fish create so much heat while fighting being caught that they can cook themselves alive blitzlift.com/the-tuna-fi…
The biggest tuna ever recorded weighed an incredible 1,496 pounds! Caught on October 26, 1979, fishing with Capt. Eric Samson aboard Lady and Misty out of Port Hood, Nova Scotia. marlinmag.com/bluefin-tun…
In 2012 an employee at a Bumble Bee Tuna factory was killed when he was cooked in an oven with 12,000lbs of tuna. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
In the 1980's the yellow pages aired an advert in Britain. The ad saw a pregnant woman with cravings ask her husband for a pizza with tuna fish and banana. Thousands of people tried to place orders for this weird combination of toppings, prompting Domino's to put it on the menu. youtu.be/d6oKNn1oArk
Tom Rogers created Charlie the Tuna and based Charlie on his friend Henry Nemo. Nemo is known as the "creator of jive,” which resembles the loose-lipped slang used by Charlie the Tuna. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
A Japanese sushi chain CEO majorly contributed to a drop in piracy off the Somalian coast by providing the pirates with training as tuna fishermen grapee.jp/en/54127
Bluefin tuna are highly adept predators. They have retractable fins and are able to increase their body temperature, to the point that they can cook their own muscles when exerting themselves for long periods of time. youtube.com/watch?v=FfFxC…
Dolphins cannot swim faster than 15 m/s due to cavitation formation, which causes pain. On the other hand, the lack of pain receptors on the fins of fish (e.g. mackerels, tunas, etc.) allows them to exceed the cavitation free-limit and cavitation-induced damage has been observed on their bodies. nature.com/articles/s4159…
Today I learned about the Daigo FukuryΕ« Maru, a Japanese tuna fishing boat with a crew of 23, that was showered by the fallout from a thermonuclear weapon test at Bikini Atoll on March 1, 1954. The blast was more powerful than predicted, and changes in weather blew the fallout outside of the posted danger zone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dai…
Kiyoshi Kimura, president of sushi restaurant chain Sushi-Zanmai paid a record-setting $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) for a giant bluefin tuna at Tokyo’s Toyosu fish market on 4 January 2019. Setting new record for highest bid tuna in the world. fortune.com/2019/01/06/bl…
Tuna muscle can go through "exertional rhabdomyolysis" where it will begin to cook itself during the fight. panaquatic.com/burnt-tuna…
In 2012 a Bumblebee foods worker was accidentally cooked alive in 12,000 lbs of tuna because his co-worker thought he was in the bathroom abc7chicago.com/business/…
If you run to the bathroom after eating sushi, it's likely because sushi restaurants often sub tuna with escolar, a fish whose diet is high in wax esters, causing it to have a laxative effect when eaten. blog.medellitin.com/2008/…
Bluefin Tuna, the most expensive fish in the world, was considered a trash fish until the 1970s. It's reputation was so bad in Japan, that it was referred to as "neko-matagi", food too low for even a cat to eat. theringer.com/2017/2/28/1…
Since 2011, NOAA has required the use of thinner, weaker hooks, in the Gulf of Mexico, that straighten to release large bluefin tuna before they die of exhaustion on the line, which resulted in 75% less dead, discarded fish in the Gulf. nytimes.com/2011/05/08/bu…
Bluefin tuna can struggle so much when caught that it can literally cook itself due to the generated heat from the muscles vqronline.org/essay/hotte…
The warm blooded Atlantic Bluefin Tuna is so powerful, it can cook its own flesh with sudden bursts of muscle activity channel.nationalgeographi…
Researchers discovered a biological hydraulic system in tuna fins and it indicates a new role for the lymphatic system in vertebrates.. This natural mechanism may inspire designs for new β€œsmart” control surfaces with changeable shape and stiffness for both air and underwater unmanned vehicles. news.stanford.edu/2017/07…
To lose 63 pounds for his role in The Machinist, Christian Bale's daily diet consisted of one can of tuna fish, and/or one apple per day, black coffee, and water. inquisitr.com/1608434/chr…
In 2013 a genetic test of fish in restaurants and supermarkets showed 84% of Sushi restaurants in the US mislabeled and replaced tuna with Escolar, a fish known to cause prolonged, uncontrollable oily anal leakage theatlantic.com/business/…
Cats can become addicted to tuna and refuse to eat anything else. Veterinarians refer to these cats as 'tuna junkies.' thevetpractice.com.au/is-…
In 2012 a Bumble Bee Tuna worker was cooked in a pressure cooker along with 12,000 pounds of canned tuna nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
The atlantic bluefin tuna, one of the most highly prized fish used in sushi is one step ahead than giraffes on the race to extintion, being considered 'endangered' while giraffes along with pacific bluefin tuna are considered 'vulnerable'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atl…
Atlantic Bluefin Tuna can't breathe unless it is moving. oceana.org/marine-life/oc…
NFL star Joey Bosa is the great grandson of Chicago crime boss Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
Restaurants often serve a fish called Escolar, disguised to be Tuna on the menu. Eating too much of this fish, more than 6 ounces, will cause explosive, oily, uncontrollable orange diarrhea. Accidents can also happen while passing gas. thekitchn.com/use-caution…
The annual value of the global fishing industry for tuna is $7.2 Billion, which has seen its population drop 70% since 1980. Now it is highly threatened to be extinct. About 3/4 of them are consumed in Sushi and Sashimi markets in Japan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atl…
"2009 tuna samples from sushi restaurants in New York City" showed that 5/9 restaurants were serving Escolar, a fish banned in Japan for its toxicity since 1977. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esc…
:DNA barcoding was used to discover that of 1215 seafood samples from 674 restaurants and grocery stores in 21 U.S. states, a full third were mislabeled; The menu says red snapper, but it’s actually tilapia. The white tuna, meanwhile, is really escolar, while the seabass is Antarctic toothfish. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
In 2013 a 489LB Pacific bluefin tuna was auctioned in japan for $1.76 million – leading to record unit prices of $3,603 per pound en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac…
Up to 40% of tuna imported to the U.S. from Thailand is illegal or unreported, followed by up to 45% of Pollock imports from China, and 70% of salmon imports. e360.yale.edu/feature/uns…
A 500lb bluefin tuna fish sold in Japan for 1.8 million dollars. newsfeed.time.com/2013/01…
Florida politician Bob Graham kept a meticulous record of what he was doing at all times, including when he ate a tuna sandwich and rewound a copy of Ace Ventura. This has supposedly cost him offers on the ticket to be Vice President. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
A man, Jose Melena, was cooked alive in a 270ΒΊ pressure cooker filled with 12,000 lbs. of Bumble Bee tuna fish. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
59% of the 'Tuna' Americans Eat Is Not Tuna theatlantic.com/business/…
Ernest Hemingway once fired a sub-machine gun at sharks that attacked a tuna he was trying to land; the blood from the bullets caused the sharks to attack even harder inktank.fi/the-5-unusual-…
GalΓ‘pagos sea lions hunt cooperatively to catch tuna; the first documented instance of such behavior in sea lions. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Canned tuna is a popular pizza topping in Germany mentalfloss.com/article/4…
Tuna Can Cook itself from the Inside. 12:20 youtube.com/watch?v=_r9Nd…
Ted Williams' frozen head was kept on a tuna can until it was knocked off with a monkey wrench espn.com/boston/mlb/news/…
An Australian laboratory is successfully attempting to breed wild Bluefin Tuna in captivity by mimicking the various conditions of their over one thousand mile migration from Southern Australia to the Javan Sea. youtube.com/watch?v=mHiXs…
In 2012 that a worker at Bumble Bee Foods was making repairs to an oven when his coworkers unknowingly filled it with 12,000 lbs of tuna and cooked him to death. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
Today I learned of a fish called Escolar, often called the world's most dangerous fish because eating more than 6 ounces will cause violent, explosive, and orange diarrhea. Anal leakage can occur without notice after eating this "white tuna" or "buttery fish". odditycentral.com/foods/t…
Between 2010-2012, DNA testing found that over half of fish labeled and sold as "Tuna" in the USA was NOT tuna. 87% of Red Snapper sold were also found to be completely mislabeled. oceana.org/en/news-media/…
The 2-foot long Cookiecutter Shark targets seals, porpoises, tuna & other sharks. It attracts prey with its underside glow, latches on using suctorial lips and bites with a β€œhole saw” like jaw & teeth to pierce the skin, followed by rotating to take a very distinct, circular chunk of flesh. floridamuseum.ufl.edu/fis…
Feeding a pet cat a steady diet of tuna, any raw fish, and lots of milk, is not advisable catbehaviorassociates.com…
Cans of tuna have shrunk in the United States from 7 ounces to 5 ounces (4 ounces drained)! thedailybeast.com/article…
StarKist's "Charlie the Tuna" mascot was designed to look like a 1960s jazz hipster (beret, coke-bottle glasses) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
That, even though people often question the safety of vaccine ingredients, a typical dose contains less mercury than a tuna sandwich urmc.rochester.edu/news/s…
How toxic canned tuna is, and how little you are supposed to eat nrdc.org/health/effects/m…
Tuna can actually cook itself from the inside. This effect is known as Yake. youtu.be/_r9Ndb6N_y0?t=12…
The dolphin-safe tuna logo is obtained at a large cost to the ocean ecosystem. Before, tuna was obtained by using giant nets, which also killed dolphins. Now, they use fish aggregation devices (FADs), which keep dolphins safe, but causes 230 times more harm to the general fish population forbes.com/2008/07/24/dol…
Researchers at Japanese Kinki University are successfully producing farmed Pacific Bluefin Tuna in hopes of radically changing the world’s food supply wsj.com/articles/why-farm…
Humans are more closely related to tuna than tuna are to sharks. The last common ancestor of humans and tuna (and other ray-finned fish) lived 420 million years ago as opposed to 422 million years for tuna and cartilaginous fish like sharks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon…
There was a sushi-gate in 2008, where two students proved through DNA testing that many NY restaurants would switch the fish in their sushi from high-end (like white tuna) to low-end (like tilapia). phe.rockefeller.edu/barco…
The Mysterious Disappearance of Keith Davis is the story of a Tuna Commission Observer going missing on a Panama tuna boat, never to be seen again. the number of missing Observers harassed and gone missing has risen over 300% since 2009. hakaimagazine.com/article…
The largest Blue Marlin ever caught on rod and reel weighed 1,800 lbs, and inside it's belly they found a Yellowfin Tuna that weighed over 155 lbs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A single Bluefin Tuna can be longer than and accelerate from 0 to 55mph faster than a Porsche 911, and can cost more than most Lamborghinis.

The facts were from different (but credible) sites, so I compiled them all here if anyone is interested. Acceleration Size Price

While filming "The Machinist," Christian Bale only ate an apple and a can of tuna a day. His goal was to weigh 100 pounds before producers stopped him. imdb.com/title/tt0361862/…
52% of tuna fish in the US is used for sandwiches; 22% for salads; and 15% for casseroles and Tuna Helper meal kits. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tun…
Today I learned of Escolar, a fish that is often fraudulently sold as tuna, which when eaten in large quantities is known to cause oily orange uncontrollable diarrhoea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esc…
Not all fish are cold blooded. Some species of tuna, such as the Bluefin tuna are warm blooded and can raise their body temperature to 20 Β°C above the water temperature. Among other things, this means they can swim up to 48 kph. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac…
59% of the 'Tuna' Is Not Tuna m.theatlantic.com/busines…
Canadian millionaire JKL Ross owned the 1st Triple Crown Winner, twice broke the record for largest Tuna caught by rod & reel, bought 3 ships for the Navy in WW1, commanded 1, gave millions to hospitals and veterans' families, went bankrupt and spent his final years as Jamaica's deputy Governor en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._…
Prior to the explosion in worldwide sushi consumption, bluefin tuna were considered so worthless that they were often used for cat food. marinebio.org/species.asp…
Tuna was considered not fit for human consumption by both Americans and Japanese and only recently were sought after for Sushi. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
In Japan "canned tuna" is branded as "sea chicken". japaninfoswap.com/tales-o…
Today I learned of Escolar, a fish that will give you a oily diarrhea from eating it, it is often mislabeled in US sushi restaurants as "super white tuna" and has been banned in Japan since 1977. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esc…
Up to 59% of the tuna served in the US, in fact isn't tuna. oceana.org/reports/oceana…
In 2013, a single 487 lb Bluefin tuna sold for $1.76 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tun…
A japanese restaurant owner purchased a bluefin tuna for $1.7 million, it weighed 221kg theatlantic.com/internati…
A man was cooked alive in a giant pressure cooker after being buried alive in 5 tonnes of raw tuna. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
Tuna farmers would jump into tuna pens and wrestle with sharks that would try to get in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tun…
Sushi was introduced to America by Ichiro Mashita in Los Angeles in the late 60s. After substituting avocado for tuna, he is credited with creating the "California Roll". en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
Lobster used to be so common (washing up in 2 ft high piles on the beach) that only poor people, servants and prisoners ate them. During the 1940s, canned lobster meat (similar to spam/tuna) was sold at 11 cents per pound. In comparison, baked beans were 53 cents per pound. psmag.com/business-econom…
Federal Law only requires 5.0 oz cans of tuna to contain an average of 2.84 to 3.23 ounces of tuna topclassactions.com/lawsu…
The former prez of Pepsi Co. founded a micro-nation soley for male tuna anglers near Nova Scotia. localxpress.ca/local-arts…
:The bluefin tuna was a fish that samurai would not eat because they believed it was unclean. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Bluefin tuna are warm-blooded, and can heat their bodies 11*F warmer than surrounding water using heat exchangers in their red muscle fibers. I've been eating warm-blooded sushi! montereybayaquarium.org/a…
The Japanese word for a woman who lies flat during sexual intercourse, γƒžγ‚°γƒ­ε₯³, literally tuna woman. en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/…
Quizno's 'Large Tuna Melt' has 269% of an average person's daily fat intake. caloriecount.about.com/ca…
Lightbulbs contribute mercury to the evironment (which ends up in the oceans, in your tuna, then in your mouth, suckas). ecyclingcentral.com/
The blue fin tuna is warm blooded, their physiology allows for incredible swimming speeds up to 40mph en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac…
"white tuna" is a common way for sushi restaurants to label escolar, a fish banned from sale in Japan and Italy for its gastrointestinal side effects en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esc…
Donald Trump's steakhouse in Las Vegas was shut down by health inspectors after they found "no measures to destroy parasites in undercooked halibut and salmon" and "raw tuna [that] was being improperly thawed". news.yahoo.com/trump-stea…
Sushi restaurants often sell "white tuna" that isn't really tuna at all, but instead is a potentially poisonous fish called escolar that is banned for consumption in Japan and Italy. startribune.com/lifestyle…
Ted Williams (famous baseball player) body and head were cryogenically preserved. The head was separated from the body, and was placed in a metal container called a 'dewar', resting on a can of tuna fish to keep it from settling to the bottom of the container. deadspin.com/what-it-took…
Roaming cages have been proposed for offshore aquaculture. The cages would be powered by thrusters and able to take advantage of ocean currents. Within them, juvenile tuna starting out in Mexico could reach Japan after a few months matured and ready for market. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Off…
In Japan, canned tuna is called sea chicken japaneserestaurantinfo.co…
Military drones were originally developed to locate tuna in the wild seattletimes.com/business…
Actor James Dean drew the famous Charlie the Tuna cartoon mascot for StarKist Tuna. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
It takes 1-5-2 tons of squid and mackerel to feed a farmed bluefin tuna up to a weight of 100kg(220lbs) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…

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