I know that people WANT to accept everything they hear on “Friends” as gospel. So brace yourself, because“Friends” lied about lobsters.
In a 1996 episode, Phoebe is talking about how Ross is Rachel’s “lobster” because, quote, “It’s a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life . . . you can actually see old lobster couples walkin’ around their tank, holding claws.”
Well, that’s NOT a “known fact,” it’s wrong. According to the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative, quote, “Lobsters, by nature, are not monogamous and do not pair for life.
“A dominant male will actually mate with multiple females during encounters that last days to weeks. A literal example of ‘love on the rocks.'”