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Monster crab with claws the size of a man's hand captured off the British coast
Daily Mail ^ | 03rd July 2008 | staff reporter

Posted on 07/03/2008 5:39:11 AM PDT by Daffynition

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1 posted on 07/03/2008 5:39:11 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Melt the butter, I am coming over.


2 posted on 07/03/2008 5:40:15 AM PDT by mware
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To: mware

What Battleship?


3 posted on 07/03/2008 5:43:32 AM PDT by truemiester ((If the U.S. should fail, a veil of darkness will come over the Earth for a thousand years))
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To: Daffynition

I hope the fortunate diver was able to find an acquarium to sell it to before it died.

Such a catch would be worth quite a bit to a place like the English equivalent of Sea World.


4 posted on 07/03/2008 5:43:49 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: mware
Unfortunately, Mr Worsley's crab will not be displayed in any museum. A friend has eaten it.

Sorry...but you apparently aren't a close enough friend of Mr. Worsley.

5 posted on 07/03/2008 5:44:54 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: GladesGuru

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6 posted on 07/03/2008 5:45:09 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: truemiester
"What Battleship?"

Exactly. I don't eat seafood, so the ship's identity is more interesting to me.

7 posted on 07/03/2008 5:45:40 AM PDT by mass55th
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To: truemiester

It doesn’t say the name of the Battleship in the article.


8 posted on 07/03/2008 5:45:45 AM PDT by mware
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To: Daffynition; MotleyGirl70; Cagey; Mr. Brightside; Gamecock; F15Eagle

“It had man hands!”


9 posted on 07/03/2008 5:46:19 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

LOL, do you remember when Sean Hannity’s old screen caller, Flipper, was given the gift of a live lobster, along with all the fixings. She released the lobster into fresh water, with the tags still on its claws.


10 posted on 07/03/2008 5:50:11 AM PDT by mware
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To: Daffynition

Fried or steamed?


11 posted on 07/03/2008 5:50:35 AM PDT by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch (My new favorite quote "You can't organize clutter.")
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To: mware
As much as I love crab claws and butter I'm not sure I could bring myself to capture and eat this guy. Must be really old and it saddens me to think of all those years only to end up in a crab pot. God had gifted this creature with what it took to handle the dangers of life in its world, from water conditions to would-be predators. It's just not an even contest when someone so farther up the food chain uses scuba gear, etc. to invade this creature's heretofore secure turf and use superior intelligence and technology to take it.

Please don't get me wrong. I am not in league with PETA or an animal-rights devotee. I simply feel badly for a creature so well suited to its environment meeting its end at the hands of a superior force.

Years ago the Smothers Brothers, or maybe it was one of those freshmen quartets of the day like the Four Freshmen, did a great song called “Crabs Walk Sideways”. Anyone remember that, or know where I might find it? Napster has a couple of listings but I've not cared for any of the ones they have.

I guess in summary, I would have gone with the catch and release method for this neat guy or gal!

12 posted on 07/03/2008 5:50:52 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (Sigh . . .)
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To: mware
Happy 4th!


13 posted on 07/03/2008 5:52:44 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: mware

Proving once again that liberals are all about feelings and reject logic and reason and thinking.


14 posted on 07/03/2008 5:54:33 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Daffynition
Monster crab with claws the size of a man's hand captured off the British coast

I thought crab fishermen caught crabs, instead of capturing them like a human. They also sell them for eating, not give them away to museums or aquariums.

15 posted on 07/03/2008 5:57:42 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: mware

I do recall that. Flipper was a piece of work.


16 posted on 07/03/2008 5:58:08 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Larry Lucido; Cagey
Better to have man hands than a man's leg!


17 posted on 07/03/2008 5:58:34 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: mware
LOL, do you remember when Sean Hannity’s old screen caller, Flipper, was given the gift of a live lobster, along with all the fixings. She released the lobster into fresh water, with the tags still on its claws.

ROFLMAO! Typical bleeding heart liberal.

18 posted on 07/03/2008 5:59:08 AM PDT by Joiseydude
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To: Dixie Yooper
These Neanderthals would agree..........


19 posted on 07/03/2008 6:00:28 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

“Unfortunately, Mr Worsley’s crab will not be displayed in any museum. A friend has eaten it.”

Hilarious.


20 posted on 07/03/2008 6:02:13 AM PDT by villagerjoel (Unfortunately, Mr Worsley's crab will not be displayed in any museum. A friend has eaten it.)
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To: Daffynition

I’ll bet at that size and age it didn’t taste all that good. I’d rather have kept it and bred it so we had lots of other giant delicious young crabs, rather than killed it.


21 posted on 07/03/2008 6:07:00 AM PDT by ottbmare
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Hmmm... crab ranching.


22 posted on 07/03/2008 6:10:41 AM PDT by EricT. (The tree of liberty needs to be watered...)
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To: Daffynition

I’m not swimming on that beach. Yikes.


23 posted on 07/03/2008 6:10:51 AM PDT by DemonDeac
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A fun place to eat in Myrtle Beach. The Giant Crab.

24 posted on 07/03/2008 6:12:06 AM PDT by JackDanielsOldNo7 (On guard until the seal is broken)
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To: jwparkerjr

its food.


25 posted on 07/03/2008 6:14:24 AM PDT by envisio (If you ain't laughin yet... you ain't seen me naked. 8^O)
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To: Daffynition

Mr. Worsley looks darn tastey too.


26 posted on 07/03/2008 6:19:38 AM PDT by SouthDixie (We are but angels with one wing, it takes two to fly.)
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To: mass55th; truemiester
"What Battleship?"

HMS Empress of India, most likely.

27 posted on 07/03/2008 6:20:34 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: ottbmare

As with lobsters, the larger they are, the tougher the meat, and a kind of rangy taste/smell, as opposed to the sweet taste of a smaller version. ;-D

...I’m having withdrawal symptoms talking about it ... gotta have lobstas this weekend!


28 posted on 07/03/2008 6:23:11 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: ottbmare

I’m with you - that old guy probably tasted all kinds of bitter and nasty. Better to have him live the rest of his life out as a ‘stud crab.’ And raise more crabs for the pot.


29 posted on 07/03/2008 6:26:15 AM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7

I never caught on to the affection of the soft-shelled crabs you guys have down there.

We’ll be fishing for bluecrabs in NE soon ... yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm!


30 posted on 07/03/2008 6:26:46 AM PDT by Daffynition
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31 posted on 07/03/2008 6:27:50 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Gov. Granholm=Garbage)
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To: jwparkerjr
"Crabs Walk Sideways”. Anyone remember that"

No, but I do remember *I Yelled Fire When I Fell Into the Chocolate.*

32 posted on 07/03/2008 6:30:07 AM PDT by Deaf Smith
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Crabs walk sideways was all about a lobster that falls in love with a crab. The parents, on both sides, are aghast. Sorta like a “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” in an underwater setting. They tell them they’ll never make it and list a bunch of reasons, but the ending reason is always, “crabs walk sideways, lobsters walk straight.”

Very good satire!


33 posted on 07/03/2008 6:38:46 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (Sigh . . .)
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To: RckyRaCoCo
LOL ...nice one!


34 posted on 07/03/2008 6:49:42 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

crabs in Nebraska?


35 posted on 07/03/2008 6:53:12 AM PDT by rahbert
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Ummmm! Fried spiders! That’s what my kids have called fried soft crabs since they were little!


36 posted on 07/03/2008 6:58:10 AM PDT by gardengirl
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37 posted on 07/03/2008 7:09:06 AM PDT by Daffynition
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crabs in Nebraska?

Don't ask...

38 posted on 07/03/2008 7:11:33 AM PDT by null and void (every Muslim, the minute he can differentiate, carries hate of Americans, Jews & Christians - OBL)
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39 posted on 07/03/2008 7:14:24 AM PDT by Siberian-psycho (An oppressed class which did not try to possess arms, would deserve to be treated as slaves." Lenin)
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Democrats today released a statement decrying the unfairness of some crabs getting so large while millions of smaller crabs are stuck in an environment of diminishing resources. Big Crab is taking more than it's fair share and must be taxed at a higher rate to ensure fair distribution of crab food sources. Alternatively the crab can buy crab food credits from Al Gore. No longer can Big Crab be allowed to contribute to Global Warming with no balancing mechanisms in place, said Gore. Thousands of scientists have concurred that crab caused global warming(called crabal warming) will wipe out the world by 2025 unless these scientists receive millions of dollars in grants immediately. Asked for comment on this crisis, a crabal warming denier said, pass the butter.
40 posted on 07/03/2008 7:15:32 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: Larry Lucido


Man Hands
41 posted on 07/03/2008 7:15:48 AM PDT by rdax
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To: Daffynition

Yipe yipe yipe! He’s definitely going to have to be caught in soft shell stage!


42 posted on 07/03/2008 7:16:30 AM PDT by gardengirl
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To: SouthDixie

With or without butter? ;-)


43 posted on 07/03/2008 7:42:18 AM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: Daffynition
Two words...


44 posted on 07/03/2008 7:45:26 AM PDT by Hatteras
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Neither have I. :>)) Nasty.


45 posted on 07/03/2008 7:56:09 AM PDT by JackDanielsOldNo7 (On guard until the seal is broken)
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To: Charles Martel

I’m not aware of HMS Empress of India. I’ll have to check out the history of that Wreck. My first thought when “dive-able battleship wrecks” entered into it was the German WW1 dreadnoughts in Scapa Flow. Some of those wrecks were raised, others have been partially salvaged, but a few are still there. They are a diver attraction.


46 posted on 07/03/2008 7:59:28 AM PDT by Tallguy (Tagline is offline till something better comes along...)
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Whew! That’s a pretty deep wreck for my taste. 150fsw, give or take. If I had seen a crab that big I would be certain that I was narc’ed & if I still had my wits about me I’d be terminating the dive. This guy (assuming it was this wreck) decides to wrestle with that crab? I don’t know if he was incredibly brave or just foolish (& lucky).


47 posted on 07/03/2008 8:10:01 AM PDT by Tallguy (Tagline is offline till something better comes along...)
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I have had people tell me the same thing about some of the catfish I catch. Guess what, they don’t live forever. Better it is harvested and eaten than for it to die of old age. And yes, catfish taste just as good at 60 pounds as they do at 6.


48 posted on 07/03/2008 8:10:28 AM PDT by eastforker (Get-R-Done and then Bring-Em- Home)
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To: Daffynition

Put this bad boy in a museum or aquarium. It’d be cool to just see this thing alive.


49 posted on 07/03/2008 9:11:01 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: eastforker
Iknow what you're saying is quite true and the practical side of me agrees 100%. At the same time the emotional side of me feels badly when something as unique as this looses its battle.

I am not in any way condemning the man who caught the crab, and certainly not suggesting big catfish should not adorn the tables of America. Just my feminine side or something.

Thanks for the info about catfish and their size and taste. I've wondered before if fish lose anything as they get bigger.

50 posted on 07/03/2008 10:05:20 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (Sigh . . .)
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