Feed Them To The Prisoners

Lobster with parsley and lemon slices over white

Lobster wasn’t always such a delicacy. In the 1800s, feeding lobster to prisoners was considered cruel and unusual punishment. Lobsters were referred to as the “cockroaches of the sea”.

Backhause, Tyler; Backhause, Tyler. 1,000 Random Facts Everyone Should Know

  1. If they aren’t eaten by us, lobsters can live 45 – 50 years.
  2. The older they get the more fertile they become.
  3. Lobsters only became popular when New Yorkers and Bostonians developed a taste for it in the mid 1800s.