January 2, 2013

Sorry Phoebe, Lobsters Don't Mate for Life

Matt Soniak, Mental Floss


AP Photo

We already learned over the summer that watching Friends is not the best way to learn about wildlife or first aid. Recently, in one of those instances where I was unable to wrest control of the remote from my girlfriend, I caught another animal myth.

“Come on, you guys,” Phoebe says. “It’s a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life. You know what? You can actually see old lobster couples walkin’ around their tank, you know, holding claws.”

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TAGGED: Lobsters, Mating