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"All things are relative; to the lobsters in the kitchen the sinking of the Titanic was a miracle. "

Those lobsters probably wound up very dead as the Titanic sunk to many thousands of feet of water...that likely instantly killed the lobsters....and even if they survived, probably died from lack of their normal food shortly thereafter.

Not a whole lot of light below 300 feet and the Titanic sunk to 12,500 feet.

Those lobsters didn't have a chance. Lobsters are bottom feeders.

Way to turn an amusing antidote into ... Well, never mind.

Lobsters can 'swim' (backwards by flapping their tails) although I don't know how far they'd be able to swim.

Also since they don't have 'minds' in the sense that we do they probably wouldn't know a miracle from a musical.

Since water dwelling lobsters in captivity are effectively trapped in pots or sinks there probably were no tops to their containers. So theoretically there were no tops on the containers they were kept in abroad the Titanic. Hence their ability to escape as the kitchens filled with sea water.

So theoretically the lobsters could escape the sinking ship during the time it took for the Titanic to sink below 1,570 feet. But why would they know there was was a need to do so or which way to go I don't know.

So theoretically their gooses were cooked (as were the gooses of any gooses aboard). However, since I'm claiming a miracle here I'll further claim that the lobsters could have been led to safety by a bearded guy in white robes and sandals. ;-)

In any case it's been a fun exercise in foolishness (small 'f').


The American lobster thrives in cold, shallow waters where there are many rocks and other places to hide from predators. It typically lives at a depth of 4–50 m (13–164 ft), but can be found up to 480 m (1,570 ft) below the surface.
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