Lobsters heist

Updated: Nov 20, 2020

Scrolling through the news on the Bing, I came across a very interesting update about the lobster heist chase. This strange incident happened in the Boston neighborhood of Charleston last Tuesday early morning (17 Dec).

Employees were packing Lobsters when they saw one of their trucks driving away; they tried to chase the stolen truck, oddly, using another of their own box truck. The suspect refused to stop and deliberately crashed the stolen truck into the chased truck.

Luckily nobody was hurt! The employees detained the driver and later the police arrived and arrested him. No Lobsters were crushed or damaged and even were shipped later to their respective clients, on time!

I applaud the courage of those employees to turn the heist into an act of bravery.  What if the driver was armed or the chasers might get hurt during the collision. All which ends well is not so bad after all; but in this case not for the box truck hijacker, who tried to steal USD 10,000 worth of shellfish!

Well, it got me a chance to write something about the lobsters, which are a great source of heart-healthy-omega-3 fatty acids.

If the butter is withheld, lobsters aren't fattening. Three and a half ounces only have 96 calories and about two grams of fat. Lobsters are considered marine crustaceans along with shrimp, krill, and barnacles.

I found some interesting facts about these while searching on the net, called the Woodsman of Essex.

Some of which I found interesting is given below:

  • Lobsters were once considered the poor man’s chicken. In Colonial times, it was fed to pigs and goats and only eaten by paupers (really!).

  • Lobsters shed their shells or molt.

  • Because its nervous system is similar to that of grasshoppers and ants, lobsters are sometimes called “bugs.

  • Prisoners sometimes dined like kings, often eating lobster because it was plentiful and cheap.

  • Lobsters are usually caught in an underwater trap called a “lobster pot,” baited with dead fish.

  • Lobsters usually feed on bottom dwellers like clams, snails, and crabs.

  • Lobsters live in the murk and mud at the bottom of the ocean.

  • Besides American lobsters, people also enjoy European lobsters, Spiny lobsters, scampi, and crayfish.

  • Spiny Caribbean lobsters have no claws and are sold mainly for their tails.

  • It is believed that lobsters can live as long as 100 years.

Interesting isn’t it, tell me what you think?

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