Maine lobstermen catch two
albino lobsters within week
OWLS HEAD, Maine — It’s no white lie: Two lobstermen in Maine caught a pair of rare albino lobsters within a week.
The Portland Press Herald reported that Bret Philbrick caught the curious crustacean off of Owls Head last Thursday and Joe Bates caught one off the Rockland breakwater days earlier. Albino lobsters are believed to be about one in 100 million.
The lobsters are in a crate at Owls Head Lobster Co. One will go to the Maine State Aquarium in Boothbay Harbor and the other to Brooks Trap Mill in Thomaston. The lobsters are under legal size and would normally have to be returned to the ocean but the Marine Patrol made an exception.
Bates also caught a one-in-30 million yellow lobster last Monday.
license plate fools
no one when car pulled
CHICOPEE, Mass. — A Massachusetts state trooper noticed something a little odd about the license plate she spotted on a car on Interstate 391.
Upon closer inspection, there was a lot odd about it.
The “license plate” on the car pulled over at about 7:30 a.m. last Tuesday was actually just a piece of cardboard. In a poor attempt to replicate a real Massachusetts license plate, the letters and numbers were crudely drawn with a red marker.
The word “Massachusetts” and the phrase “The Spirit of America” were written in the appropriate places in blue pen.
The 20-year-old woman driving the vehicle was charged with driving with a suspended license and attaching false plates.
Oops! Austrian college exams
already had all the answers
VIENNA — Students sitting down to take university entrance exams last week found themselves with a guaranteed pass — at least for a minute or two. The answers were already filled in.
The University of Salzburg says 144 would-be psychology students were given wrong envelopes. Instead of the normal tests, they were handed copies with answers meant for the professors grading them.
The exams were quickly collected. Paul Lengenfelder of the university’s psychology department said the students will be re-tested next month.