A live crab just sold at auction for $46,000 and we honestly don't know what to say 1 month ago

A live crab just sold at auction for $46,000 and we honestly don't know what to say

Wait, what?

Well lads, do you want to hear the weirdest thing?

A live snow crab just sold at auction for $46,000.

Yep, we know.

The crab went up for sale in the western Tottori region of Japan, where it garnered a whopper price.

"I was surprised it went for such a high price," local government official Shota Inamoto said.

No shit man.

The crab weighed in at 1.2kg and measured 14.6cm across.

So big, but not whopper.

Mr Inamoto said:

"The crab this year beat the record price last year, so we believe this is probably the most expensive crab in the world."

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He also said that the government will be applying for Guinness certification.

We don't blame him.

As for the buyer of this pricey crustacean, it was purchased by a local retailer, and will be served at a fancy Japanese restaurant in Tokyo's Ginza district.

This isn't the first time some seafood has gone for a massive price in Japan.

In January, a giant tuna fish was sold for an unbelievable $3.1 million at Tokyo's new Toyosu fish market.

And last year, a pair of melons fetched a record $29,300 at auction.

You couldn't make this up lads.