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Earthworms 'Marry' in Taiwan ceremony
Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, September 17, 2012

Posted on 09/17/2012 11:47:46 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Seventy "lucky earthworms" have been married off in an elaborate wedding ritual in south Taiwan in a bid to raise awareness about the environment and the problem of soil erosion, organisers said on Monday.

The worms arrived Sunday at Takang Park in Tainan city inside a traditional wedding sedan draped in red cloth to "tie the knot with the soil of the park", Takang Community Development Association said.

"The ceremony was implemented exactly according to traditional Taiwanese customs," said Huang Sen-nan, the leader of the volunteer group.

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TOPICS: Agriculture; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: napl
As long as they love each other...
1 posted on 09/17/2012 11:47:50 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

Good thing they are not Jewish. I would be really hard for “him” to break that glass...


2 posted on 09/17/2012 11:48:49 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Are they the same sex?

(yes I know about hermaphroditic creatures)


3 posted on 09/17/2012 11:57:57 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: nickcarraway; Anoreth; Monkey Face

Animal kingdom weirdness and soil science.


4 posted on 09/17/2012 11:58:19 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Use the nukes, Bibi!)
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To: nickcarraway; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
Seventy "lucky earthworms" have been married off in an elaborate wedding ritual

Oh, they think they're lucky now, but wait until they see their new insurance premiums.


5 posted on 09/17/2012 12:00:57 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: nickcarraway

At least they will be able to worm their way out of the marriage if they need to.


6 posted on 09/17/2012 12:02:09 PM PDT by TonyM
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To: nickcarraway
Yum...earthworms...the other, other red meat.
7 posted on 09/17/2012 12:03:43 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: Tax-chick

This is weird? They have a traditional Taiwanese wedding. No doubt the children will have a traditional Taiwanese upbringing. Or something.


8 posted on 09/17/2012 12:04:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Salamander

Doity little boid
Sittin on a coib
Choipin and boipin
and eating doity oith woims


9 posted on 09/17/2012 12:06:30 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: nickcarraway

The bride is registered at “Harry’s Mulch and Topsoil.”


10 posted on 09/17/2012 12:08:19 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Slings and Arrows

Slings, what planet are we on?


11 posted on 09/17/2012 12:09:46 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: dfwgator

Having a New Yawkah day, are we?

;D


12 posted on 09/17/2012 12:11:02 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: Silentgypsy; Slings and Arrows

Planet Caravan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWChhdIgT6Q


13 posted on 09/17/2012 12:13:08 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: nickcarraway

Did they eat them after the ceremony?


14 posted on 09/17/2012 12:21:42 PM PDT by SouthDixie (The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.)
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To: Silentgypsy
Slings, what planet are we on?

I'm not sure, but I think Dante visited it.

15 posted on 09/17/2012 12:25:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

DUNE


16 posted on 09/17/2012 12:26:24 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: Chickensoup

17 posted on 09/17/2012 12:31:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Tax-chick

LOL!

Oddly enough, back in the day when we were residents of the Bay Area in CA, some friends of ours had the great idea of starting a worm farm. The four of us were brainstorming this thing, and we came up with a name: BoDeDoHo Farms...taken from the first two letters of each person’s first name.

(I guess you had to be there. It WAS CA, after all...)


18 posted on 09/17/2012 12:37:07 PM PDT by Monkey Face ("Vegetarian" is another word for a lousy hunter.)
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To: nickcarraway
The worms arrived Sunday at Takang Park in Tainan city inside a traditional wedding sedan draped in red cloth to "tie the knot with the soil of the park"

Takang it to the absurd…

19 posted on 09/17/2012 12:43:33 PM PDT by mikrofon (Raising Awormness)
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To: nickcarraway

Worm's gotta marry too!

20 posted on 09/17/2012 12:46:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Slings and Arrows

Concur.


21 posted on 09/17/2012 1:06:55 PM PDT by Silentgypsy (If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
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To: Silentgypsy
Slings, what planet are we on?


22 posted on 09/17/2012 1:10:48 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: nickcarraway
Seventy “lucky earthworms” have been married off in an elaborate wedding ritual in south Taiwan

must have been the final big ceremony...so big it killed the Celebrant...Sun Myung Moon

you cant make this stuff up....

.....but I just did.

23 posted on 09/17/2012 1:15:40 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: nickcarraway

I heard it was actually only 69 worms. One married it’s own rear end.


24 posted on 09/17/2012 1:20:56 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Oztrich Boy

And now that post looks dirtier than it sounded in my head.


25 posted on 09/17/2012 1:22:34 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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