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Old 02-23-2012, 07:14 PM   #1
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27-pound lobster caught in Maine

27-pound lobster caught in Maine - CSMonitor.com

Still a dinner for one sized lobster right

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Old 02-23-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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Still a dinner for one sized lobster right
wow! I have never seen one that big! I wonder what the life span of a lobster is? How could they tell the age?
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:00 PM   #3
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Can anyone say, "Drawn butter?"

Seriously, I'm glad Rocky will be released back into his home.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:57 PM   #4
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I would seriously love to volunteer my body to science to determine if there is any lethal dose of lobster.

Back in my youth I had a girlfriend who thought lobster was yucky. I finally convinced her to try it, and after that she ordered it almost every time we went to a steak-seafood place. Gawd I was stupid in those days!!!
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:15 PM   #5
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wow! I have never seen one that big! I wonder what the life span of a lobster is? How could they tell the age?
I believe the age is estimated by multiplying the animal's weight by some magic number. I don't know what the maximum age of a lobster is, but I remember reading something not long ago about a restaurant that had what they thought was a 150 year old lobster in their tank.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:22 PM   #6
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did anyone else try the science literacy test that's just below the article?
i did ok: 41 out of 50. barely a grade "b".
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did anyone else try the science literacy test that's just below the article?
i did ok: 41 out of 50. barely a grade "b".
Same here. I figure that's not bad considering how long it's been since I was in school and I didn't have a chance to study for it.
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The biggest I've ever bought was 14 pounds. Back then I used to get two 2-2.5 pounders, one for me and one for my husband. They couldn't find a matching pair that day and the man behind the counter said he had the 14 pounder and sold it to me for $1 a pound!

Nowadays you can't even get 2 pounders!
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:41 AM   #9
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yeah, why is that, zhi? you can get really small ones up to 1 1/2 pounders, and 3+ lbs., but then you pay through your nose for the big ones.

2 1/2 to 3 pounds is just about the right size for a meal and 2 of them will still fit in one home sized lobster pot.
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Maybe if I order online, BT.
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