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Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:13 PM

That's a big crab!

Claude weighs a mighty 15lbs and measures 15 inches wide and would have produced 20lbs worth of meat
By JILL REILLY
PUBLISHED: 08:51 EST, 30 April 2012



Claude, the gigantic crab, was destined to become 325 crabsticks, but a twist of fate means he will now spend his days entertaining visitors at an aquarium.

The Tasmanian King Crab is a delicacy in its native Australia, but Claude was snapped up by a British aquarium worker who agreed to buy him and two other enormous crustaceans for a whopping 3,000.

He had them flown to the UK and they are now in quarantine at the Sea Life Park in Weymouth, Dorset, before they go on display.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2137356/Monster-Tasmanian-King-Crabs-saved-pot-shipped-Britain-aquarium-display.html

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Reply That's a big crab! (Original post)
n2doc Apr 2012 OP
geckosfeet Apr 2012 #1
krispos42 Apr 2012 #3
ellenfl Apr 2012 #5
geckosfeet Apr 2012 #9
rocktivity May 2012 #16
laconicsax Apr 2012 #6
Warpy Apr 2012 #7
drokhole Apr 2012 #8
NV Whino Apr 2012 #10
Orsino May 2012 #12
Twinguard May 2012 #15
Lithos May 2012 #18
qazplm May 2012 #20
geckosfeet May 2012 #22
Kennah May 2012 #27
WillParkinson May 2012 #30
wendylaroux Apr 2012 #2
Rosco T. Apr 2012 #4
eppur_se_muova May 2012 #11
YankeyMCC May 2012 #13
trusty elf May 2012 #19
geckosfeet May 2012 #23
rocktivity May 2012 #26
lastlib May 2012 #14
mrmpa May 2012 #17
sakabatou May 2012 #21
mrmpa May 2012 #24
sakabatou May 2012 #25
Posteritatis May 2012 #29
Rob H. May 2012 #28

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:17 PM

1. How can a 15lb crab produce 20lbs of meat?

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:41 PM

3. Oh, you and your logic and reasoning n/t

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:48 PM

5. my first thought, as well. must be republican math. wouldn't want to find that in my panties. eom

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Response to ellenfl (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:19 PM

9. I wouldn't want to find it anywhere - except on a dinner plate.

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Response to ellenfl (Reply #5)

Tue May 1, 2012, 11:20 PM

16. DUzy candidate!


rocktivity

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:54 PM

6. It's an article by the Daily Mail.

 

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 10:24 PM

7. Breading.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 10:47 PM

8. Pink slime.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:56 PM

10. Now don't be crabby.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #1)

Tue May 1, 2012, 09:48 AM

12. Tax cuts and 9/11. n/t

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #1)

Tue May 1, 2012, 08:41 PM

15. Maybe it weighs 15 lbs. under water.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #1)

Wed May 2, 2012, 01:21 AM

18. 20 pounds of crab cake (reading other articles)

So, I would imagine the difference is the weight of the "stuffing mix". Just a crappy editor on a fluff piece.

L-

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #1)

Wed May 2, 2012, 04:41 PM

20. One word

Volume.

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Response to qazplm (Reply #20)

Wed May 2, 2012, 10:21 PM

22. Don't get it.

I can see mixing the meat with some kind of fillers, but I don' see how volume can affect mass, or in this case weight.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #1)

Fri May 4, 2012, 01:58 AM

27. Half the meat is dark, half is light, and half is in between

It's simple Reaganomics.

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #1)

Sat May 5, 2012, 07:34 PM

30. Quite simple, really...

Just add 5 pounds of pink goo.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:17 PM

2. Oh

thought this was another post about John McCain.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:44 PM

4. Must be an error in that article

.. cause that's WAY more than 15 inches.. the freaking CLAW is 15 inches!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 08:14 AM

11. It's not the size that's freaky -- it's the fact that it has a HUMAN HEAD !! nt

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #11)

Tue May 1, 2012, 10:01 AM

13. LOL! LOLOLOL!

Duzzy nomination!

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #11)

Wed May 2, 2012, 04:37 AM

19. Check out this 5th cent. BC Sicilian Greek coin.



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Response to trusty elf (Reply #19)

Wed May 2, 2012, 10:22 PM

23. Crab worship on the island.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #11)

Thu May 3, 2012, 01:33 PM

26. Another one DUzy Candidate!


rocktivity

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 11:10 AM

14. CRAB-zilla!!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Tue May 1, 2012, 11:30 PM

17. Did you know that during Colonial times, here in America...........

Lobsters were so prevalent and easy to catch, along Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, they were deemed to be "the poor man's food".

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Response to mrmpa (Reply #17)

Wed May 2, 2012, 06:33 PM

21. Yes, I knew that.

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #21)

Wed May 2, 2012, 11:21 PM

24. Well that's 2 of us.....eom

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Response to mrmpa (Reply #24)

Thu May 3, 2012, 03:32 AM

25. *shrugs*

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Response to mrmpa (Reply #17)

Sat May 5, 2012, 03:02 PM

29. Colonial times? People were ashamed to eat lobster in my parents' youth. (nt)

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 10:11 AM

28. <Homer Simpson voice>

Oh, yeah, what are you gonna do? Release the crabs? Or the giant crabs? Or the giant crabs with crabs on top, and when they attack they throw crabs at you?

</Homer Simpson voice>

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