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The secret to immortality: Be a lobster, avoid bisque

As best scientists can tell, lobsters age so gracefully they show no measurable signs of aging: no loss of appetite, no change in metabolism, no loss of reproductive urge or ability, no decline in strength or health. Lobsters, when they die, seem to die from external causes.

From Robert Krulwich on NPR.

In other news, scientists have created blue strawberries that don’t freeze by introducing Arctic fish genes. Mmmmm… fishy strawberries.

24 Responses

  1. “Lobsters, when they die, seem to die from external causes.”

    Yes they do. 5 of them wound up on my dinner plate last friday… They don’t live long inside my steamer…

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