Every culture has a story along these lines.
One would think humanity would know better. One would think this, that is, if one had not met Amano Ginji, who was at that very moment fleeing for his life.
"GINJI!" And there was hell, in the form of one Midou Ban, retrieval agent, fighting genius, and partner of said Amano Ginji.
"Sorry, Ban-chan! I didn't mean to eat the last piece of -- eep!"