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Individually, crabs about to be boiled alive in a pot could easily escape from the pot, but instead, they grab at each other in a useless “king of the hill” competition (or sabotage) which prevents any from escaping and ensures their collective demise. Human mythology says that when you put male lobsters into a boiling pot, they try to form a pyramid and help one escape. Female lobsters, however, will pull each other down as they try to escape.
As for male lobsters being so helpful to one another, one of the reasons their claws are rubber-banded is because they can be fairly cannibalistic – given a chance they’ll eat each other. A study of the stomach contents of lobsters determined that a good portion of a lobster’s diet is other lobsters.
SO, WHAT ABOUT THE ASSHOLES WHO PUT THE LOBSTERS INTO THE POT IN THE FIRST PLACE?!