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Published:August 19th, 2011 13:53 EST
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OMG! 18-Pound Monster Lobster Featured At The New York Aquarium

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Officials at the New York Aquarium said they have acquired a gargantuan 18-pound lobster from a seafood company worker who decided not to cook the crustacean.

Aquarium Director Jon Dohlin said the lobster, which is estimated to be 75 years old, went on display this week and has proven a hit with visitors, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.

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`He radiates a certain charisma,` Dohlin said, `a crustacean charisma.`"

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The 75-year-old crustacean deserves to live out the rest of his years basking in the adulation of the visitors to the New York Aquarium.

A crustacean does have a certain charisma, especially when he`s smothered in butter and served on a plate. I bet a lot of of the visitors will go straight from the aquarium to the nearest Red Lobster restaurant.

If the lobster "disappears" from the aquarium, I wouldn`t be surprised if it ends up in the pot of an aquarium employee.

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