Mongolian Death Worm

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  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    The truth is out there:

    "It is shaped like a sausage about two feet long, has no head nor leg and it is so poisonous that merely to touch it means instant death. It lives in the most desolate parts of the Gobi Desert…"


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolian_death_worm
     
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  3. origin Heading towards oblivion Valued Senior Member

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    But this ain't it!

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    There are such things as very large earthworms.
     
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  8. seagypsy Banned Banned

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    I like how it is compared to the bobbit worm. I looked that up and by the way it can slice it's prey, I'm wondering if Ms. Lorena Bobbit didn't feel some obligation to live up to her last name lol.
     
  9. Promo Registered Senior Member

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    Kind of reminds me of my Ex-wife after she wakes up. Is that weird?
     
  10. origin Heading towards oblivion Valued Senior Member

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    well as far as real life scary worms i present the sand worm. Flounders love them but they freak me out, I hate baiting a them on a hook. Those pinchers are hidden and then shoot out like the inner jaws of the monster dude in alien. yikes!

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  12. Pete It's not rocket surgery Registered Senior Member

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    It might be that the worm was in fact named for Mr and Mrs Bobbitt (but note the different spelling).
    There are websites that say so, but for conflicting reasons, and none give sources.
     
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  14. youreyes amorphous ocean Valued Senior Member

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    i bet its just an overgrown centipede.
     
  15. seagypsy Banned Banned

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    that doesn't look anything like the drawing on the wiki

    The pic origins posted looks more like the Mongolian death worm
     
  16. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Only proof anything can be found on the internet if you look hard enough. Upon further analysis I question the use of celia-like tentacles in a non-aquatic setting.
     
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    @ origin,
    Ty for the nightmares. I could have lived my life content without knowing such a creature existed. Looks like Dune.
     
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  19. The Marquis Only want the best for Nigel Valued Senior Member

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    Mongolians can try all they like, they still can't come up with enough dastardly species to beat those actually existing in Australia.

    Hell, some parts of this country, you're afraid to go out your front door.
    Another girl taken in the Northern territory by a croc last week.
    She was black, so it didn't matter all that much.
     
  20. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    I will never ever visit Australia out of fear of their dangerous and toxic species. The box jellyfish! Some spider with huge fangs that chases you and bites you! Snakes to make you skin crawl. How do the Aussies live there I wonder?
     
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    sad but true.

    that is the fun of it. the constant battle just to get to work each morning without getting taken. makes you feel alive.

    hell, when i lived in darwin i used to go out with the herpetology guys from the museum and chase snakes.

    but really, it isn't that bad here.
     
  22. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I saw one of these before in Canada. I doused it in gasoline. It tried to shoot lightning at me and ended up igniting itself.

    True story.
     
  23. The Marquis Only want the best for Nigel Valued Senior Member

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    It's called "perspective".
    Frankly, you have more chance of being in a fatal car accident.

    Statistics say that if you roll a six-sided dice, the chances you're going to roll a one are one in six. You can roll the damned thing a hundred times, but for each roll it's still only one in six.
    However, your chances of rolling a one if you roll a six-sided dice a hundred times are significantly larger.

    That's all it takes to be taken by a croc, or stung by a box jellyfish. Or a shark, or a snake, or... whatever.

    All you have to remember is that going swimming in a billabong or a river in the NT, is like driving a car through a red light at midnight at 140kph. Sure, you might get away with it fairly often.
    But it only takes one bad roll.


    *edit - the only tourist I ever remember rolling a one on her first try was Ginger Meadows. I was also going to say that she probably shouldn't go to Vegas, but it seems a little redundant.
     
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