6. Let Them Eat "Lobster"
Back in the day, I'm talking the 1800's, lobster was known as "poor mans food" and often ground up to use as fertilizer. Can you imagine that?
Lobster were so abundant back then it was used to feed the poor, prisoners, servants and convicts. I read there were even laws in some states preventing prisons from serving it to inmates more than a couple times a week because it was considered "cruel and unusual punishment".
That all changed in the mid-1900's with the creation of the lobster smack, a small sailing sloop with open holding wells on the deck that would keep the lobsters alive in transport. Fresh lobster soon became popular in New York and Boston and the demand continued to grow.