Lobster Fun Facts

The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and lobster fun facts. 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 we will look at Lobster fun facts.

Lobster Fun 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.
  • Lobsters don’t have a central nervous system. Instead, they have bunches of nerve tissue spread throughout their bodies.
  • 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 Fun Facts We Missed

Let us know if we may have missed any lobster fun facts in the comment section below. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Lobster

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2017-03-31T08:42:11+00:00 By |Did You Know?|

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Richard is an architect by degree (Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan) who began his career in real estate development and architectural planning. In September of 2010 he created Mobile Cuisine Magazine to fill an information void he found when he began researching how to start a mobile hotdog cart in Chicago. Richard found that there was no central repository of mobile street food information anywhere on the internet, and with that, the idea for MCM was born.

One Comment

  1. Jessica Cornwell Apr 26, 2016 at 12:54 am

    I have got some other fun facts about lobsters to share too:

    While lobsters are voiceless they are not deaf!
    Lobsters have minimal abilty to hear sound but with sensitve body hair that will be able to detect the tempreture around them.

    Scientists have proven that lobsters are voiceless but not deaf, they are sensitive and they can feel pain.
    Poor lobsters, I've heard they are immortal too.

    J

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