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The (Most) Humane Way To Kill A Lobster

The only problem with cooking lobster at home -- aside from the steep price tag -- is having to kill it first. Lobster is one of those foods that's typically bought live, and so it has to be dealt with at home by the brave cook behind the stove. There's a lot of guilt that gets mixed up into this act, which is why so many people think lobsters scream in pain when boiled alive. (By the way, they don't.)

To put these worries to rest, the fine folks at Saveur have put together a video on how to humanely kill a lobster -- with a little numbing action and a swift knife through the head. It requires some courage and a really sharp knife. Watch the video above to see how it's done.

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