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Meet Captain Eli, the "One-in-Several-Million" Neon Orange Lobster

Fisherman Bill Coppersmith plucked this very rare orange lobster yesterday from the Gulf of Maine, but amazingly, it’s not his rarest-ever catch. That honor goes to the white albino lobster he snagged in 1997. Still, the critter he dubbed “Captain Eli,” in honor of his grandson, is unique indeed. » 7/23/15 6:00pm 7/23/15 6:00pm

And now for a sense of scale: a map of the U.S. overlaid on the Moon

The greatest distance between two points within the contiguous U.S. is 2,892 miles, stretching from Point Arena, CA to West Quoddy Head, ME*. The circumference of the Moon is 6,784. To help put the scale of each into perspective, redditor boredboarder8 decided to overlay one on top of the other, giving rise to the… » 2/14/13 8:40am 2/14/13 8:40am