A Meal Fit For A Servant

Because lobsters were so abundant in the 18th and early 19th century in Massachusetts, lobster meat was fed to servants and the shells of the crustaceans were used as fertilizer. The servants grew so sick of eating lobster, they sued their masters, demanding not to be fed lobster more than three times a week.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    In the 18th and early 19th centuries, lobsters were so abundant that their meat was served to pigs. (0:18)

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    Lobsters express themselves during fights by urinating out of their faces. (0:54)

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    If a lobster has lost a limb since their last molt, they'll grow it back with a new shell. (1:55)

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