“1 in 30 Million” Orange Lobster Rescued From Brunswick Market 32
I know I can't be the only person who was oddly captivated by the grocery store lobster tank as a child. When you're really little, it's basically a free aquarium. All these alien-looking crustaceans, just hanging out together with their bumpy red and black shells.
Of course, when you get older you understand that tank is usually just a sinister penultimate stop right before the final boil. I say usually, because sometimes fate steps right on in.
I've seen a handful of stories about rare blue lobsters being found by fishermen before, but orange is even more unusual - a 1 in 30 million chance. (For extremely bizarre reference, the statistical odds of you ending up canonized by the Catholic Church is approximately 1 in 20 million.) The only lobster more rare is the insanely pretty iridescent lobster, which is a 1 in 100 million shot.
When the Market 32 workers saw this lucky, lucky orange lobster, they knew it would be shame to end up on the plate of some bib-wearing seafood afficionado. So where do you send a hyper rare lobster to live out the rest of his natural days in comfort and fame? The VIA Aquarium in Rotterdam.
I feel like there should be a naming contest. My vote would be Lou. I say long live Lucky Lou Lobster.