Crabs are fascinating creatures. And get rid of them funny thoughts in your head...you know I'm not talking about those crabs that make your sensitive places itch.
According to Wikipedia, crabs are decapod crustaceans, and that only those belonging to the taxa Brachyura are the true crabs. Instead of skin or scales, crabs have an exoskeleton, which I find to be totally cool. I'm still hoping for the day when animators/cartoonists come up with a sexy-looking crab-inspired superhero.
But crabs can behave strangely sometimes. You can see this for yourself. Go to your local market, buy a dozen live crabs or so, and place them in a bucket or tall basket. Inevitably, one of them will try to make a getaway by climbing up the container. It's like he's thinking, "I don't want to stay down here in this dark, crowded place, with all these other crabs. If I try a little harder, push myself just a little bit more, I can do this. I see the light up there! Just a few more inches and I'm FREE!"
But the crabs below him have other things in mind. Instead of being happy for their fellow crab, instead of trying to help him reach a better place, their crab mentality kicks in. "Look! He's trying to get away!" they whisper amongst themselves. "Who the fuck does he think he is to deserve any better? Is he more crab than any of us? Doesn't he have ten legs just like the rest of us? If we can't leave this hellhole, then by golly, nobody else should get to, either! Grab those legs of his! Pull him back doooown!"
God, I just hate it when animals act like humans.