Question of the day

Aug 11, 2016

Our last question asked: What was so special about a lobster caught off the coast of Cape Cod this week? He was blue! Only a rare few have such coloring, which is caused by "an excessive amount of a particular protein produced by a genetic defect." But if you're one of those people who would pay money to eat the shiz out of a blue lobster, you're out of luck. The couple who caught him have already named him ("Bleu," as in the French word for blue) and want to put him in a local aquarium. We like that idea just fine, TBH.

Congrats to brain-for-hire and online content creator Mark Edwards (pictured at right) for being the very first to answer, "It was BLUE, which is what I'll be if I'm not first." Fortunately, you were, Mark! Honorable mentions go out to these incredible individuals for also getting that right: Jason Hensel (who suggests the lobster's color was due to being "sad it was caught"), Mark Gibbs (who jokes, "Is the water *that* cold?"), Janet BeatriceRon Casalotti (who quips "It was apparently a true Boston Blue Blood"), Margo Howard (who notes the blue coloring "happens once in 2 million"), Martin Berliner (you said "crab," which was close enough of a crustacean, so we knew what you meant!), Stefanie Schwalb (who jokes "It's got the blues baby, big time!") and Waterfield Designs (who answered by way of a poem: "Roses are red, Lobsters are (apparently!) blue...". Shout out to Buck Borasky for guessing the lobster's last name was "Thermidor."

As for today's question, here it is: Nabisco is releasing what kind of limited-edition sugary snack, available at Kroger only?

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... We’ll announce the winners in the next Daily!

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