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Lobsters Aren’t Immortal, Not Even Close

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Have you heard the story that lobsters are immortal? I’m guessing that by now that there’s a very good chance that you have heard a brief rumor about their uncanny ability to cheat the rigors of old age. Well, how can I put this? Lobsters aren’t immortal. In fact, they don’t even come close to being immortal, and are just as prone to old age as any other animal on this planet.

Alright, I’ll admit it. The first time I heard this myth I instantly imagined hordes of lobsters roaming around carrying swords uttering “there can be only one,” all the while they cutting each others heads off in elegant displays of one on one combat with a blade. For the uninitiated among us it’s a reference to Highlander. This, I suppose, was the catalyst for me delving deeper to discover the truth behind the improbable chance that they could actually live forever.

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