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Phil Yeomans, BNPS The U.K. Daily Mail gave the world a serious case of the heebie-jeebies last week when it ran the startling pics and stats of the biggest crab ever found. Coming in at a length of ten feet (from claw to claw), this crab was caught by fishermen in the Pacific Ocean and is now on display at the National Sea Life Centre in Birmingham, England. Called Macrocheira kaempferi in Latin, the clawed creature is still growing, and could eventually reach fifteen feet wide! In fact, the crab appears particularly limp in this photo because, outside of water, it is unable to support its own heavy arms. Nicknamed "Crabzilla" because of its monstrous size, this Japanese spider crab can...