Ricky Louis Felice Jr. holds a lobster caught in May that he said was about three-and-a-half feet long. Credit: Photo courtesy of Ricky Louis Felice Jr.

Lobsters are famously touted in popular culture — on shows like the sitcom “Friends” or in Colin Farrell’s new movie “The Lobster” — as monogamous creatures who are symbols of lifelong love. Other online rumormills have whispered that the crustaceans live forever if left in the wild and may hold the key to human immortality. Some of the seemingly fantastic things you hear about Maine’s signature seafood are actually true, but not all of it. Below are 14 common statements about lobster — can you tell which is fact and which is fiction?

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Seth Koenig

Seth has nearly a decade of professional journalism experience and writes about the greater Portland region.