DailyDirt: Lobsters -- Sea Food Different

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Lobsters have an interesting culinary history. While these invertebrates are now generally considered an expensive meal for special occasions, they were once so plentiful in the northeastern US that they were a cheap food fed to prisoners -- and subsequently considered "cruel and unusual punishment" to be served as a daily meal. (Perhaps they just didn't have much melted butter in the 1800s...) But lobsters have re-gained their status as a luxury food item, and here are just a few interesting stories about these critters. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.


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