An English barrister has invented a gadget that kills lobsters within 5 seconds. The CrustaStun is a more humane method of killing lobsters rather than being boiled alive.
The gadget is to go into commercial production in several versions including one small enough to be the 'must-have' kitchen accessory. The industrial sized version is already in use by the Blue Seafood Company, in Paignton, Devon, and Cromer Crab, of Norfolk. A smaller version suitable for restaurant chains, catering organisations and large hotels will be available soon at a cost of about £1,500 to £2,000.
Hopefully the home version will look a little more trendy - perhaps a KitchenAid-type makeover - than the industrial looking model pictured.