There is a mushroom called β€œChicken of the Woods.” It taste like chicken to some but to others it taste like crab or lobster. mushroom-appreciation.com…
The oldest lobster ever caught was estimated to be 140 years old, also as lobsters age, they tend to grow bigger and heavier. The 140-year-old lobster weighed 44 pounds. oldest.org/animals/lobste…
Lobster was a throwaway food in Colonial England. pri.org/stories/2014-09-0…
A Connecticut man purchased a 17 lb lobster named "Lucky Larry" from a restaurant & released him into an undisclosed location in Long Island Sound likely not to be dragged by fishermen. Based on Larry's size, he's estimated to be about 80 years old. nydailynews.com/news/nati…
Today I learned of Grady β€œLobster Boy” Stiles, a carnival performer born with a genetic condition that fused his hands & feet into claws. He murdered his son-in-law-to-be on the night before his wedding; he got house arrest because no prison could accommodate him. He was shot and killed for abusing his wife. wikipedia.org/wiki/Grady_…
Today I learned of the world's rarest insect, the land lobster, which is found only on an island one-eighth of a square mile in size, in a small patch of shrubs growing on a single rock ledge. ansp.org/exhibits/online-…
Lobsters pee out of their faces from urine-releasing nozzles under their eyes. They do this as a form of communication, either when fighting or mating. huffpost.com/entry/facts-…
France and Brazil had a "war" over lobsters en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lob…
Today I learned of a unique species of lobsters that are not only coloured differently, but half of their body is male and half of it is female - they are called "gynandromorphs" researchgate.net/figure/G…
Besides the common fact that lobsters pee from their head, female lobsters will pee at the den of a potential mate to beguile them into letting her move in. Once she trusts the male lobster, she will shed her shell and her pouch containing sperm from a previos mate. nationalgeographic.com/ma…
There are lobsters rarer than blue colored ones which appear at a rate of about one in every two million lobsters. Yellow lobsters have a 1 in 30 million chance of being born, and even rarer than that white lobsters have odds around one in 100 million of being born. mlcalliance.org/all-about…
Lobsters can live for a very, very long time given the right conditions and will continue to grow in size until their last molt. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
Lobsters pee from their faces to communicate with each other. In addition, they have two stomachs(one in the head that apparently has teeth), the female sheds their shell to mate, and they can detach one of their limbs in an emergency. huffpost.com/entry/facts-…
Lobsters have the enzyme called "telomerase" which stops DNA strands called "telomeres" from damage as new cells are made. Other organisms' telomeres erode with age, but lobsters can theoretically live forever, because their ability to create perfect copies of cells never erodes. telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…
Lobster used to be Peasant Food until the Mid 1800's because trains and Canned Lobster made it more available thus driving up the price and making it a delicacy businessinsider.com/the-h…
Adolf Frederick, a former king of Sweden, died after gorging on lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, and 14 servings of semla, a Swedish pastry, served in bowls of warm milk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…
Pill Bugs are not insects but land crustaceans related to lobsters and shrimp. They breathe through gills, can drink through their anus, and excrete gas through their exoskeleton instead of urinating. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
In the 1970s food advertising started moving, which is why we see all the fancy tricks: shrimp doing flips, apples sliced in mid air, lobster claws cracking in slow-motion, french fries bouncing across a table. Because of Elbert Budin. newyorker.com/culture/ric…
A study of spiny lobsters showed they avoid others who've contracted an infectious disease called PaV1 that is transmitted by physical contact and which has a steady 7% infection rate in Florida waters. Spiny lobsters are very social and share communal dens but will shun infected individuals. odu.edu/news/2014/4/butle…
The restaurant chain Red Lobster once lost over $3 million during an "endless crab" promotion because an executive underestimated how much people could eat. nypost.com/2003/09/26/end…
In 1938, at the age of the 19, the eventual founder of Red Lobster Bill Darden opened a diner named the Green Frog and defied the laws of the southern state Georgia by refusing to segregate customers based on race. thebalancesmb.com/bill-da…
Lobster roe turns bright red when cooked hence known as Lobster Coral youtu.be/PKz70B4O4ig
Lobsters have evolved to pee at each other to express sexual interest, and like to pee during sex. This process begins with the female basically drugging the male with her own urine. nationalgeographic.com/ma…
A French writer had a pet lobster he would take for walks in Paris. He used a blue silk ribbon as a leash. He called them β€œpeaceful, serious creatures” and that they didn’t β€œbark” or β€œgnaw upon one's monadic privacy” like dogs did. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GΓ©r…
Lobsters communicate by urinating on each other. animals.howstuffworks.com…
In 1982, half a million calls were made in 30 minutes to decide the fate of Larry the Lobster, a character of a Saturday Night Live skit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lar…
The underbelly membrane of lobsters is the toughest material of all natural hydrogels, including collagen, animal skins, and natural rubber. The membrane is about as strong as industrial rubber composites, such as those used to make car tires, garden hoses, and conveyor belts. phys.org/news/2019-02-lob…
Lobsters communicate by peeing out of their faces. indianapublicmedia.org/am…
Albino Lobsters are so rare, that they are believed to be 1 in 100 million. coastalliving.com/food/tr…
Lobsters do not die due to aging. They become stronger and more fertile with age due to the presence of enzyme telomerase which tepairs DNA sequence. diffen.com/difference/Cra…
Today I learned about β€œThe King who ate himself to death”- King Adolf Frederick of Sweden died after eating a meal consisting of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, kippers and champagne, which was topped off with 14 servings of his favourite dessert: hetvΓ€gg made of semla and served in a bowl of hot milk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…
Lobsters are notorious cannibals, one of the reason it's hard to have lobster farms npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
The sounds some lobsters make when boiling are not their screams, but rather the sounds of air escaping small crevices in their body. Lobsters don’t even have vocal chords. oureverydaylife.com/do-lo…
Barnacles are animals related to crabs and lobsters. They have the largest penis to body size ratio of the animal kingdom. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Lobsters cannot die of old age brobible.com/culture/arti…
Colombian drug smugglers often dump their illicit cocaine cargo when confronted by law enforcement. Lobster fishermen in Nicaragua's Mosquito coast often end up recovering the cocaine, calling it "white lobster". theguardian.com/world/200…
Seafood harvested or processed by slaves was making it into the supply chains of major U.S. retailers like Walmart, Kroger, Safeway and restaurants like Red Lobster. Slavery is rampant in the fishing industry. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
Red Lobster has their own credit union! redlobstercu.com/
Commercial lobstermen make a v-notch in the tail flippers of egg-bearing female lobsters they encounter while fishing as a means to identify and protect a known breeder in the population from harvest. eregulations.com/massachu…
Wild salmon flesh is red because of pigments in the krill they eat. It is the same pigment that turns lobsters and flamingos red/pink. If this is not supplemented in farmed salmon, their flesh will be the normal grey of other fish. This is why farmed salmon says, "color added". food-info.net/uk/qa/qa-fp…
Lobster’s brain is located in its throat, nervous system in abdomen, teeth in stomach and kidneys in head, hears using its legs, tastes with its feet, and tends to favor one front limb meaning they can be right-clawed or left-clawed history.com/news/a-taste-…
Lobsters were routinely fed to prisoners, apprentices, slaves and children during the colonial era and was known as the poor man's protein. history.com/news/a-taste-…
In 1996, Mary Tyler Moore offered a restaurant $1,000 to sell her a 65 year-old lobster so she could return it to the wild. Rush Limbaugh then offered $2,000 to eat the lobster. The restaurant denied both offers and kept the lobster as a mascot. articles.philly.com/1996-…
Today I learned about Batepapo Pizzeria, the pizzeria that puts literally anything on pizzas from french fries to M&Ms to an entire lobster and a six-pack of beer vice.com/en_us/article/ez…
Female egg carrying lobsters are called "Berried lobsters" and carry fertilized eggs on the underside of their tail. Berried lobsters are illegal to keep and must be put back into the water immediately. mlcalliance.org/all-about…
There's an inverse relationship between a lobster's price and the quality of its flavor. Old-shell lobsters have a courser taste but can survive being shipped worldwide, and thus command a higher price. wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobste…
Red Lobster doesn't bring straws to the tables, the waiters don't even carry them. They do this to reduce sea waste and if you need a straw for your tall daiquiri you need to ask for it usatoday.com/story/money/…
Lobsters don't mate for life. Instead of mating for life, a dominant male lobster mates with an entire harem of female lobsters. marinesciencetoday.com/20…
Lobsters have bladders on either side of their heads, so they communicate by urinating at each other. If they want another lobster to know that they’re happy or sad or angry or interested in a relationship, they say it with pee! galleries.neaq.org/2012/1…
A lobster's brain is located in its throat, its nervous system in its abdomen, its teeth in its stomach and its kidneys in its head. It also hears using its legs, tastes with its feet, and tends to favor one front limb, meaning they can be right-clawed or left-clawed. history.com/news/a-taste-…
Large lobsters are 70 years old - a lobster that weighs 3 pounds is an estimated 15-20 years old, and a 25 pound lobster would be approximately 75-100 years old. bayleys.com/seafood-and-l…
French author Gerard de Nerval would walk a lobster through Paris to highlight the absurdity of pet ownership. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C…
The Lobster War was a three-year long war between Brazil and France over spiny lobsters in Brazil's coast. The Brazilian government refused to allow French vessels to catch spiny lobsters 100 miles off the Brazilian coast. No one died during the conflict en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lob…
Lobster used to be considered low quality food, that it was eaten by the poor, and was served in prisons to the inmates. spoonuniversity.com/lifes…
In 1979, two men arrived at a sheriff's office claiming to have been abducted by aliens with lobster-claw hands. Left alone in a room with a secret recording device to expose their lie, they instead continued to talk in "terribly distressed" voices about the abduction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pas…
Lobster was so plentiful in the 1800s that Massachusetts servants demanded a clause in their contracts to prevent being fed it more than 3 times a week gma.org/lobsters/allabout…
Lobsters do not scream when you boil them. They don’t have vocal chords or any other means of vocalization. chowhound.com/food-news/5…
Dumping golf balls into the sea is outlawed because the plastic does not break down. A professor at the University of Maine used ground-up lobster shells and other materials to develop biodegradable golf balls. These balls are intended for use on cruise ships or driving ranges by the ocean. usatoday30.usatoday.com/m…
Lobsters are not immediately killed by a stab to their head- They do not have a centralized nervous system animalstudiesrepository.o…
Australia has giant freshwater lobsters that have been reported grow to over 12lb's abc.net.au/news/2017-11-2…
American Lobsters (Homarus americanus) not only pee out of their heads, but also pee in each others' faces to communicate galleries.neaq.org/2012/1…
The Lobsters we eat are generally really young and thus only a fraction of the size they grow to be in the wild. Older/Larger Lobsters are thought to be less tasty, and are a species that mates more prolifically with each year, making killing a 100+ yo behemoth a conservation issue. cookingissues.com/index.h…
Two men claimed to have been abducted by aliens with carrot-like faces and lobster-claw hands. The local sheriff left them alone and secretly recorded them, expecting a hoax to be revealed, but they continued to discuss the events with each other as if they were terrified. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pas…
Lobsters are functionally immortal. They show no measurable signs of aging (no loss of appetite, no change in metabolism, no loss of reproductive urge or ability, no decline in strength or health), and seem to only die from external causes. npr.org/templates/story/s…
Lobsters have teeth, but in their stomach that look like 3 molars known as the "gastric mill" umaine.edu/lobsterinstitu…
In a conflict dubbed the "Lobster War", Brazil and France almost went to war over a dispute on whether lobsters swim or crawl over the sea floor in the 1960s. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lob…
Today I learned of The Lobster War between France and Brazil. Debate over whether lobsters swam or walked were had, navies were deployed, and a French ship was seized. It lasted from 1961-1963 and no lives were lost. Aside from the lobsters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lob…
Adolf Frederick, former King of Sweden, died after eating a meal consisting of lobster, caviar, sauerkraut, kippers and champagne, which was topped off with 14 servings of semla served in a bowl of hot milk. He is remembered as "the king who ate himself to death." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ado…
The Lobster Roll is the Official State Sandwich of Maine. ablogaboutnothinginpartic…
When the first European settlers reached North America, lobsters were so plentiful that they would reportedly wash ashore in piles up to 2 feet high history.com/news/a-taste-…
Lobster used to be considered "cockroaches of the sea." It was fed to prisoners and apprentices, and was used as fish bait. businessinsider.com/the-h…
The protein that makes lobsters blue before cooking is called "Crustacyanin" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cru…
There is a Pizza Go-Go store in London that sells a Β£500 pizza. The pizza is topped with 24 carat Gold Flakes, Caviar, Lobster, Fantail Prawns and White Truffle Oil. The customer Who orders this pizza will receive it with β€œred carpet service”, delivered by a butler to your door. pizzagogo.co.uk/gold-pizz…
In In 2011, several remarkably expensive bowls of pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) were auctioned off for charity. "AnQi Phở" was prepared with type A5-Wagyu beef, white truffles, precious foie gras broth, and perfectly manicured noodles made of rare blue lobster meat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pho
The Larry the Lobster sketch on SNL where Eddie Murphy asks the viewers to call-in to spare Larry's life caused such a spike on phone networks that AT&T established communication with TV networks so that they could be warned of potentially disruptive future events. It remains in use to this day en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lar…
Roly-Polies aren't insects, but terrestrial crustaceans. They're more like lobsters than bugs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arm…
Approximately one in every 2 Million lobsters has a genetic defect due to an increased protein they produce that causes them to be blue. nationalgeographic.org/me…
In the 1700's, eating lobster was considered a mark of poverty and that people would bury the shells to hide the fact that they were eating it bangordailynews.com/2009/…
Red Lobster sales spiked 33% after BeyoncΓ© mentioned them in her song "Formation" at the Super Bowl. money.cnn.com/2016/02/09/…
A single pigment, astanxanthin, gives rise to three different colors in lobsters, red, blue and yellow, based on how the pigment is twisted by proteins within the layers of the shell. Together these different colored layers give lobsters their mottled brown color. ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/i…
Dietary Cholesterol (those found in eggs, shrimp, lobster, etc.) are completely safe and are "not at risk for overconsumption." Instead, limit Saturated/Trans Fats as those do much more damage. health.harvard.edu/blog/p…
The wood louse (roly poly, pillbug, potato bug) is not an insect, but a crustacean. We don't eat them like lobster or crab because they taste like urine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo…
Shucks Maine Lobster, a processor near Portland, uses a machine called the Big Mother Shucker to detach lobster meat from the shell with water pressure ranging from 40,000 psi to around 90,000 psi. amp.businessinsider.com/t…
Today I learned about the Lobster War, a cold war fought between France and Brazil for some lobsters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lob…
Lobsters urinate out of their faces. This is used as a means to communicate. Lobsters urinate in each other's faces and recognize individuals based on the smell of their urine. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Lobsters pee from their eyes animals.howstuffworks.com…
1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue. cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-s…
Lobsters used to be food for slaves and was used as fertilizer and fish bait. But that changed in the mid 1800s with the invention of canned food and railway transportation. Canned lobster became popular enough that people took trips to the coast for fresh lobster. businessinsider.com/the-h…
World's rarest insect is 15cm-long "tree lobster" that lives on 1,844 feet high spindle of rock in the middle of Pacific, forms monogamous bonds and was considered extinct until 2001 npr.org/blogs/krulwich/20…
Red Lobster lost $3.3 million dollars during a 7 week promotion in 2003. Each restaurant started losing money on the third plate of crab legs served. anchorofgold.com/2012/8/1…
The biggest lobster ever documented was in 1977- 44 lb, almost 4 feet long, and estimated to be as old as 100 years. Records show lobsters reached as big as 6 feet during colonial times! gma.org/lobsters/allabout…
An enormous insect, so large that it was known as a "tree lobster," was thought extinct but has recently been discovered on a tiny island npr.org/blogs/krulwich/20…
Pillbugs (AKA roly polies) are not, in fact, bugs at all. They're crustaceans, "closely related to lobsters, crabs, and shrimp." aos.org/Default.aspx?id=1…
Lobsters continuously grow, become more fertile, and show no signs of biological aging as they grow older. csmonitor.com/Science/201…
Lobster was fed to slaves because it was considered a mark of poverty. newworldencyclopedia.org/…
There's a mushroom nicknamed "Chicken of the Woods" that tastes like, you guessed it, chicken (or sometimes crab or lobster) mushroom-collecting.com/m…
Prisoners in the 1800s were fed lobster - and it was considered cruel and unusual punishment. gourmet.com/magazine/2000…
Lobsters and certain other animals/plant life can live forever if unaffected by disease or predators. bbc.co.uk/earth/story/201…
There is a microscopic animal that's only found on Lobster lips. eol.org/pages/510152/over…
"Genetic Chimera" animals exist which have distinct chromosomes in the same organism- outwardly observable as many (not all) "tortoiseshell" cats and multi-colored lobsters. They are formed when early embryos fuse together! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…

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