It's hard to ignore the biggest stories of 2010 earthquakes in Haiti, health care reform, volcano eruption in Iceland, Chilean miners and their mistresses, Kevin Smith being too fat to fly, arsenic based life forms, and Justin Beiber getting in a fight in Vancouver.
All of these pale in comparison to an article I read in Wired about the Big Mother Shucker.
What is the best way to shuck a Maine lobster? With 87,000 pounds of water pressure of course.
"At such extreme pressure, cellular activities cease, causing instant death, and the flesh disconnects from the exoskeleton. When the lobsters emerge six to eight minutes later, the succulent meat slips right out of the shell."
This article blew my mind the first time I read it.