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15 Tons of Lobster Survive Maine Highway Accident

Of course, they'll all just wind up being boiled alive anyway.

Lobster party!
Lobster party!
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Maine's most iconic foodstuff almost met a tragic fate this week. According to New England Cable News, "A tractor trailer loaded with 30,000 pounds of live lobsters from Nova Scotia overturned on Interstate 95 in Maine early Wednesday morning." The truck's driver swerved to avoid another vehicle and the truck wound up on its side in the median. One lane of the highway had to be shut down, but the driver was thankfully uninjured — as were the lobsters, per this tweet from local police:

2015 is turning out to be a banner year for weird food-related auto accidents: Last month 25,000 pounds of frozen chicken was incinerated following a highway crash, and in January a truck carrying a load of instant ramen created major traffic in North Carolina after the driver fell asleep.

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