June 15, 2016
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Lobsters
In honor of National Lobster Day and Rhode Island’s penchant for lobster rolls, here are five things you didn’t know about lobsters:
by Grace Kelly
1.They like to eat lobster as much as you do Yep, that’s right, lobsters are cannibalistic little beasties.
2.They grow and grow and grow and grow You get the idea. Scientists don’t know exactly how big they can get because traps aren’t designed to catch the largest of the lobsters. So who knows, maybe a giant lobster will one day rise from the surf during Armageddon.
3.Forget taste buds; legs are the best way to savor food Lobsters actually taste food with their legs using their “chemosensory” feet. Weird.
4.They are jacked Their claws can exert up to 100 pounds of pressure per square inch. Maybe we should call gym junkies “lobsterheads” instead of “meatheads.”
5. They ♥ the environment Okay, we don’t really know that, but a University of Maine professor created biodegradable golf balls with a lobster shell core. Perfect for those golf courses where a stray ball could plop back into the ocean. The lobster’s life goes full circle.