Monday, July 28, 2008

Lobster hypnotism

Do they feel pain? Yes. Do they scream? Probably not.

I'm on the Cape, and for my birthday the other night we had lobsters. To make yourself feel less of a villain while murdering your entree, you can calm your crustaceans by propping them upside down and stroking their back shell (carapace) and tail in a soothing manner for a couple of minutes. It will hypnotize them enough so when you pick them up to throw them in the pot, they don't even move. Easier for you, and hopefully easier for them. This trick is an Old Salt "secret."

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