13 Facts About The Delicious Lobsters

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Everyone loves lobster. A little butter, a little candlelight, yum! But, have you ever wondered about the secret life of this tasty crustacean? Scroll down to find out.


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Lobsters were once considered the poor man's chicken. In Colonial times, it was fed to pigs and goats and only eaten by paupers.

2
Lobsters aren't red. They turn red when cooked, but in nature they can be green or yellow or even bright blue.

3
When lobsters mate, the eggs aren't fertilized right away. The female carries the male's sperm and chooses when to fertilize her eggs.

4
When food is scarce, lobsters can turn cannibal and dine on smaller lobsters.

5
Lobster meat is a great source of protein, providing 28 grams of protein per cup.

6
Lobsters were once so plentiful that after a storm they would wash ashore in deep piles.

7
Lobsters have poor eyesight, but have highly developed senses of smell and taste.

8
A lobster will, quite literally, drown in fresh water.

9
Lobsters have teeth in their stomachs.

10
It's a myth that lobsters scream when you put them in hot water - they have no lungs and no vocal cords.

11
Each year nearly $300 million worth of lobster is harvested in the U.S.

12
Lobsters are the original pea brains. Their brains are no bigger than the tip of a ball-point pen!

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Only 0.1% of a lobster's eggs will live more than six weeks.