The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”
For today’s Did You Know fun food facts we will look at Lobster.
The Facts: Lobsters are invertebrates with a hard protective exoskeleton. Like most arthropods, lobsters must molt in order to grow, which leaves them vulnerable. During the molting process, several species change color. Lobsters have 10 walking legs; the front three pairs bear claws, the first of which are larger than the others.
- Lobsters can live to be 100 years old or older, if fishermen leave them alone.
- There are records of full-grown lobsters measuring three feet and weighing over 40 pounds.
- Out of 1,000 lobster eggs, only one live to grow and mature.
- March 25th is National Lobster Newburg Day.
- Lobsters come with different colors; all turn red when cooked because all color dyes get destroyed while cooking except the red dye.
- Lobsters (as well as snails and spiders) have blue blood. The color comes from the copper found in the blue haemocyanin molecule in their blood.
- During colonial days, lobsters were plentiful and were the food for the poor. There are records from the 1800s of servants requesting not to eat lobsters more than 3 times a week.
Odd Organ Location
- A lobster’s brain is in its throat
- A lobster breathes and listens with its legs
- A lobster tastes with its feet.
Lobster Facts We Missed
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Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Lobster