Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Summer Fun Addendum

Earlier today, I blogged about an awesome trip that my husband and I took yesterday with two nieces and a nephew (triplets who are ten-years-old) to the science center at Odiorne State Park in Rye, NH.  I mentioned a blue lobster we'd seen--and just in case you thought I was making that up, I thought I'd post a picture that my husband captured on his iPhone of this amazing and delicious sea creature.
Take a good look, because these guys are really rare.  In fact, among the lobster population, the chances of this mutation occurring are only one in five million.

Another rare occurrence would be meeting Bill Nye, the Science Guy in person...and wouldn't you know, he was there visiting the science center when we were!  He was talking about lobsters, and during his talk, he held a blue lobster, but not the one behind glass in the aquarium area of the center (the one my husband took a picture of, above).  This was yet another blue lobster that the science center had in its possession...so my husband was wondering: "What was all that one in five million stuff?"--to paraphrase Lloyd Christmas in "Dumb and Dumber."

Anyway, here is a picture of our niece and nephew with Bill Nye, who we had no idea would be at the science center on the very day we chose to visit it.
What are the odds that we would run into the famous Science Guy himself?  I bet they're about one in five million, right?  But as my husband always says, "I'd rather be lucky than good."  And yesterday really was our lucky day!


  1. Really cool.... But I wonder, for those that eat them.... do they taste good!?!?