Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The world's longest living creatures-George the lobster

George the lobster: 140-years-old

Activist Neil Robinson carries 20-lb lobster George onto the rocks in Kennebunkport, Maine.

A New York restaurant was lucky enough to offer the most mature crustacean ever caught on their menu. At a massive 20lbs and born in 1869 - the same year as leading men, such as British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and French painter Henri Matisse, giant lobster George was picked up from the icy waters of the Atlantic.

Manager of City Crab and Seafood restaurant, who bought George for $100 (£68) said that a lobsters age can be estimated by weight, with weight increasing by around a pound for every seven to ten years of life. Fortunately for George, after animal rights organisation PETA received a tip-off from punters about the tiny tank it had to live in, PETA managed to persuade the Park Avenue eatery to release George back into the wild.

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