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PostThu Feb 23, 2012 11:49 pm » by domdabears


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Robert Malone went fishing for shrimp and pulled in a surprise: a 27-pound Maine lobster that could never be viewed as shrimpy.

The beast, caught in the vicinity of Rockland, Maine, was dubbed Rocky, reports the Associated Press. Of course, the size of the lobster's fearsome claws also bring to mind the meaty fists of that boxer named Balboa.

Malone opted to donate the nearly 40-inch-long crustacean to the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor, the AP says. That's pretty magnanimous -- depending on how you look at it.

Lobster prices aren't what they once were, having fallen along with the economy around 2008, Reuters reports. But they were above $3.30 a pound in 2010, and the Maine lobster industry is bubbling over what looks to be a record haul in 2011, the new site says.

And, as the AP reported last year, the harvest in 2010 was one to exclaim over, with 93.4 million pounds valued at $308 million.

By the pound, Rocky should be a valuable lobster. But this crustacean's size could indicate a long life. And geezer lobsters don't make great eating.

Times Food Editor Russ Parsons on Thursday said he would avoid making dinner out of Rocky.

"The generally accepted wisdom on lobsters is that any time you get above, say, 3 pounds, bigger is certainly not better," Parsons said. "These are old beasts and they tend to be tough. An aquarium is almost certainly its highest and best use. Preferably a very large aquarium."

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PostThu Feb 23, 2012 11:51 pm » by E6722maj


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PostThu Feb 23, 2012 11:51 pm » by Glassjaw667


That is an epic lobster!

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PostThu Feb 23, 2012 11:54 pm » by domdabears


I'm fuckin starving!!! I wanna eat that monster!!!

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PostThu Feb 23, 2012 11:55 pm » by The57ironman


i can't believe a monster like that would let you hold it...phew..!
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PostThu Feb 23, 2012 11:57 pm » by Seahawk


Lol. Did they examine him closely? I wonder if he has a 3rd claw somewhere on his body? I'm starting to wonder about whether it's safe to eat seafood any more, especially from the Pacific. I mean, the toxic spillage from Japan's disaster didn't only go into the air, but huge amounts of the toxins went directly into the ocean. Maybe we should all get geiger counters to check our groceries before eating them. Just a thought.


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PostFri Feb 24, 2012 12:02 am » by Spock


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PostFri Feb 24, 2012 12:04 am » by domdabears


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PostFri Feb 24, 2012 12:09 am » by E6722maj


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how the f**k does something like that get that big? i mean really, he didn't notice it
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'oh gee wizz what's that?' :headscratch:

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PostFri Feb 24, 2012 12:24 am » by Eldorado


e6722maj wrote:
spock wrote:27-pound goiter

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how the f**k does something like that get that big? i mean really, he didn't notice it
until- pow! -
'oh gee wizz what's that?' :headscratch:

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