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4633 clicks; posted to Main » on 06 Nov 2001 at 9:31 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-11-06 09:40:18 AM  
Mmmmmmmmmmm, pass the butter.

-goo goo gajoob
2001-11-06 09:41:29 AM  
Lobsters stick to magnet.
2001-11-06 09:50:02 AM  
I was wondering how long it would take for someone to say "pass the butter"..

Ya gotta admit, it's pretty cool..
2001-11-06 10:01:53 AM  
Two words: industrial pollutants
2001-11-06 10:07:30 AM  
Two more Words: I have never seen a lobster more worthy of being "PhotoShopped".
2001-11-06 10:12:06 AM  
Rabbit made of steel,
Lobster has a BEAK!
2001-11-06 10:13:56 AM  
lemme just adjust my bib...there we go, can I get some asparagus with that?
2001-11-06 10:22:07 AM  
Oh, great. Now bowling shoes have claws!
2001-11-06 10:32:26 AM  
2001-11-06 10:34:09 AM  
Damn that Batman! As if Two-Face wasn't bad enough now he has to go making revenge seeking underwater crustacean super-villains!
2001-11-06 10:49:42 AM  

LOL. That's farking hysterical.

2001-11-06 11:23:53 AM  
He doesn't get worked up over mutations.

That's right... he only gets worked up over gyrations.
2001-11-06 11:39:26 AM  
So will he taste like a red lobster or a green lobster?
2001-11-06 12:26:18 PM  
Heheh what was Homer Simpson's lobster named? Pinchy? I agree with IamtheWalrus... pass the butter!
2001-11-06 12:38:55 PM  
No one has mentioned that this is a very clear case of split personality...bleh..nevermind.
2001-11-06 12:41:30 PM  
Lobsters only turn red when cooked.
2001-11-06 12:50:15 PM  
Now it makes perfect sense.

First note: Little Green Man: Lobsters only turn red when cooked.

Then note the page title: "Rare Lobster . . . "

I don't think he's cooked yet, toss his ass back in the pot for a few.
2001-11-06 01:02:28 PM  
When are we going to see a story about somebody catching the rare and elusive Foul Mouthed Bass?
2001-11-06 01:06:37 PM  
Or how about a few stories on , "Sharks with freakin' laser beams!"

Are those Foul Mouthed Bass...ill-tempered?
2001-11-06 01:22:53 PM  
This is cool, but I tell you what pisses me off about Lobsters:
In the movies, whenever anyone is eating a lobster its a big juicy maine one, with the big claws an all
Try finding a lobster like that anywhere in europe buddy! I cant get one for love nor money. Clippy handed blue/red bastards.
2001-11-06 01:23:45 PM  
I didn't think "red" lobsters occured in nature... it was just an effect of the cooking process.

Like "red" meat that turns brown when cooked.

Like other fish stories, probably doctored in some way, half cooked (as the article suggests) or painted.

I can see a lobster being half blue and half green, but not red down the middle like that, unless it was done by a human party...
2001-11-06 01:58:40 PM  
A little dry humor there? Seems to me he is half baked. Sorry couldnt resist.
2001-11-06 02:17:29 PM  
I believe Heinz is responsible for this.
2001-11-06 02:37:50 PM  
half-dip a live lobster in boiling water, you get red on the dipped half. They probably killed quite a few until they got one to survive.
2001-11-06 02:44:02 PM  
2001-11-06 04:23:48 PM  
"Cook 'em 'n' eat 'em."
(My kid brother at five, re: lobsters.)
2001-11-06 05:16:18 PM  
Didn't some lady insert a lobster up her vagina? I think it layed eggs up there or something, they hatched and came out of her vagina?
2001-11-06 05:19:53 PM  
No, I think that was a roach, Albert
2001-11-06 08:10:45 PM  
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2001-11-06 09:17:43 PM  
Looks dead.. notice he's not doing anything to stop the pincers from getting him. Notice live lobsters have the rubber bands on their claws for a reason!
2001-11-06 09:19:05 PM  
>Didn't some lady insert a lobster up her vagina? I think it layed eggs up there or something, they hatched and came out of her vagina?

Yes, that is absolutely true. Also, if you flash your headlights at a car, the gang will kill you. And there are snakes living in burger king ball pits.

How do I know this is all 100% truth? I read it on the internet! ; )
2001-11-06 09:21:34 PM  
I should go check "how stuff works" to see if they have an article on why green lobsters turn red when cooked.

So you go lobster fishing for cooked lobsters? Sounds like a party to me! ; ) Saves time...

Yeah, it just looks too perfect, and after that "170 lb fish" picture, I'm really skeptical. Can ya blame me?
2001-11-06 09:26:16 PM  
Okay I stand corrected.. Here is a verbatim quote from dah Lobsta Doc

A lobster of a different color
Most lobsters are colored a mottled dark greenish brown. In rare cases, a lobster of a different color (colormorph) appears. Exotic lobsters in shades of blue, white, yellow, black, and red have been reported from time to time since the earliest lobster harvests. Perhaps the most unusual colormorphs are the "calico" lobsters appearing as marbled black and orange/yellow; or "half-and-half" lobsters with a line straight down their backs where two colors meet.

Calicos and half-and-halfs are hatched that way and they stay that way coontil cooked!) because the basic color pattern in lobster shells is inherited just like the color of hair in humans and other mammals.

However, some of the blue, brown, green, red, and black tones can be genetic or they can have other causes. In some instances lighter/darker shades can be influenced by diet, sunlight, and bottom type. For example, if you put a blue lobster in a holding system and its color becomes normal over a period of time, that lobster is undoubtedly not a 'igenetic blue." It was probably blue as a result of a dietary deficiency.

Lobsters get their characteristic color, not only from genctics, but, also from the foods they eat. A natural-colored lobster fed a diet of squid will turn blue. A lobster deprived of all prey that eat phytoplankton (floating plantlike critters) appears pale blue.

Lobsters need to eat things that eat plants to get a carotenoid (pigment found in carrots) called astaxanthin (relative of pigment found in carrots), which binds to a protein in the lobster's shell. If lobsters do not get carotenoids from their diet, they can not bind the pigment because only plants can manufacture carotenoids.

The protein to which astaxanthin binds in natural-colored lobsters is blue in lobster shells and green in lobster eggs. When the astaxanthin is not in the diet, would-be natural colored lobsters appear blue because the blue pigment in the protein expresses itself.

So, then, why do lobsters turn red when you cook them? Because the carotenoid is allowed to express itself. Heat breaks up protein bonds. When you cook a lobster the bond between the protein and the carotenoid breaks down and the red color becomes visible.

How, then, do you explain live red lobsters? A live red lobster is red because its genetically based protein-astaxanthin complex is red-not because it has free astaxanthin!

source here

So it's rare, but it does exist. Makes sense. Though I still think it looks too perfect...
2001-11-06 09:27:28 PM  
2001-11-06 10:04:17 PM  

If you look very carefully, you can see the wooden pegs jammed in the joints of its claws. The pegs serve the same purpose that rubber bands do.

I commend you for researching and re-thinking your quotes. That is so rare here!
2001-11-06 11:46:16 PM  
I believe the rubber bands are used to keep the lobster from damaging EACH OTHER while they're in the holding tanks.

Note the way the guy is holding the lobster; he's obviously handled a few in his time.

Dumb fark.
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