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The Giant Worms of Japan
.cryptomundo ^ | October 12th, 2012 | mystery_man on

Posted on 10/14/2012 3:10:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin

In Japan, the longest known species of worm is known as the Seibold earthworm (Pheretima sieboldi), which reaches typical lengths of around 25 ~ 28 cm (9.8 ~ 11 inches), although specimens of around 40cm (about 16 inches) long or over have also reportedly been found on occasion. Some areas in Nara prefecture, as well as the southern Ryukyu islands have reliably documented worms from 40 to 50 cm (16 ~ 19.6 inches) long. These are big worms to be sure, but are there even more massive worms lurking in the earth in Japan?

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1 posted on 10/14/2012 3:10:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Hidesato!!!

2 posted on 10/14/2012 3:12:41 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: BenLurkin

IIRc, there are even larger ones in the Andes of South America. Approaching four feet.

Bon appetit! ‘Pod.


3 posted on 10/14/2012 3:13:06 PM PDT by sauropod (Only two of God's creatures can employ the term "we": newspaper editors and men with tapeworms-Hayes)
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To: BenLurkin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_rWm_u2oQQ
4 posted on 10/14/2012 3:21:56 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: BenLurkin

Giant works and slugs are generally the only things that creep me out.

With earthworms, when the lay nests of eggs, the first one born eats the rest. The imagery of that just drives a chill up my spine.


5 posted on 10/14/2012 3:23:25 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: freedumb2003; Salamander; humblegunner; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows
And some days, the worm eats you.


6 posted on 10/14/2012 3:26:09 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi
are there even more massive worms lurking in the earth in Japan?

Having opportunity to write a sentence like that has to be the high-point in someone's career.

7 posted on 10/14/2012 3:29:55 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: SkyPilot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcsLaSBWG9k&feature=related

Wrong rec room!


8 posted on 10/14/2012 3:31:04 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: shibumi

Bloodworm

"Size: up to 15 inches in length"


9 posted on 10/14/2012 3:33:52 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: BenLurkin
There are allegedly some large earthworms "lurkin'" in the Palouse region here in Idaho (near Moscow).

This is from a few years back.

10 posted on 10/14/2012 3:44:27 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator
Now now.....don't dis "Lurkin".

We an old family in this here country.

11 posted on 10/14/2012 3:46:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin
This giant salamander is adorable. I wouldn't mind having it run around on my front lawn.


12 posted on 10/14/2012 3:47:39 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: shibumi

13 posted on 10/14/2012 3:51:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: BenLurkin

Todays secret ingredient is...

14 posted on 10/14/2012 4:02:42 PM PDT by CtBigPat (Free Republic - The grown-ups table of the internet.)
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To: CtBigPat

I saw look for more giant worms around Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Avoid giant fire breathing lizards, giant moths and other creatures from the atomic era.


15 posted on 10/14/2012 4:19:29 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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To: BwanaNdege

Chop up a couple of those for an entire day’s fishing bait.


16 posted on 10/14/2012 4:24:00 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: BenLurkin

Gotta have the TREMORS worm...

17 posted on 10/14/2012 4:47:48 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote!)
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To: JoeProBono

Hmmmmmm, now to find the Bass that eats em.


18 posted on 10/14/2012 4:55:56 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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Click

19 posted on 10/14/2012 5:15:44 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Bringbackthedraft; JoeProBono
I always hoped to find something like that when I was night crawler hunting as a kid.

Wet the place down, stick a rod into the ground that was connected to some batteries and wait for them to surface.
20 posted on 10/14/2012 6:08:37 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: BenLurkin
While digging the day’s last pit, she noticed the flash of white in soil about 4 inches deep – and came up with part of the worm. Another shovelful held the rest.

Oops! Good thing they keep growing.

21 posted on 10/14/2012 6:10:55 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: BenLurkin; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; Daffynition

22 posted on 10/14/2012 8:59:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: CtBigPat
Todays secret ingredient is...

MMMM. Tastes like chicken.


23 posted on 10/14/2012 9:01:20 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: Tainan
Wet the place down, stick a rod into the ground that was connected to some batteries and wait for them to surface.

I saw that movie on tv several times.


24 posted on 10/14/2012 9:04:05 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: BenLurkin
'Night Crawlers' in Japan are a little different. Lol.
25 posted on 10/14/2012 9:53:28 PM PDT by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I demand reparations !


26 posted on 10/15/2012 1:29:20 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Theoria
"Night Crawlers in Japan are a little different, LOL."

In related news, CNN's Candy Crawley will moderate Tuesday night's town hall debate.

Leni

27 posted on 10/15/2012 2:49:45 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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