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An angler fishing for sole fish off the coast of West Sussex, UK, recently was in for a surprise. He caught a giant lobster in his net. Instead of letting his catch be sold off at a handsome price, he gave it to the Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth in southern England. This lobster is one of the biggest and oldest of all lobsters ever caught in Britain. It is three feet long and weighs more than 4kg. Judging by its size, it is estimated to be at least 50 years old and will spend the rest of its life in the aquarium. Lobsters are part of the crustacean family of shellfish. They are one of the oldest inhabitants of our planet. Scientists have found fossil remains that are more than 100 million years old. These creatures also live long lives, some for over 80 years.

WITH DAD

Happy reunion

Daniel Morales is a homeless man who had not seen his daughter for 11 long years. They had lost touch when she had moved from the US to Puerto Rico in the year 2000. When he was recently given a prepaid cell phone as part of a project documenting the lives of the homeless people, he had no idea what was coming. He logged onto Twitter which allows users to post updates of upto 140 characters. In one such update, Morales posted his daughter, Sarah Rivera’s name, picture and his contact number on the site. Thanks to the Twitter update, Morales’s daughter called him the next day and they were reunited! Can you believe the last time he had seen his daughter, she had just been a 16-year-old? And now she has two children of her own!

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