25 Years After “Friends,” the Big Lie of Phoebe Buffay is Revealed

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25 years after Friends, it turns out that Phoebe Buffay is a liar! Fans of the show will remember the lobster theory, described by Phoebe in the second season of the series. Well, as it turns out, this theory doesn’t hold much truth.

In episode 14 of the season, “The One with the Prom Video,” Phoebe explains to Ross that Rachel is his soulmate claiming she is like his lobster. “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, ya know, holding claws,” she says.

But now Curt Brown, a marine biologist, explained to E! News that this is in fact not true at all.

According to him “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’!”

Was it an honest mistake made by Phoebe, whose background at zoology is sketchy at best? Perhaps it was a clever deception she thought of in an effort to make Ross go after Rachel? Or is it just that she likes playing with our minds? We will let you decide.