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Daemon
Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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The Mongolian Death Worm

The terrifyingly named Mongolian death worm is a creature purported to live in China's Gobi Desert. Though its existence is widely debated, it is described as a bright red worm with a wide body that is 2 to 5 feet (0.6 to 1.5 m) long and is said to resemble a cow's intestine. Mongolian locals claim that the worm can emit an electrical shock and spew acid that kills humans on contact and corrodes anything it touches. How did the Western world find out about the Mongolian death worm in 1926? More...
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013 12:32:26 AM

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Sounds a bit like "Dune" to me.


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uuaschbaer
Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013 2:46:36 AM

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Fantastic, what a story! Nearly beats the pineapple tree that eats humans.

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LMcL
Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013 3:32:20 AM
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Drag0nspeaker wrote:

Sounds a bit like "Dune" to me.

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I had the same thought. I even looked for Herbert's name in the "Cultural references" section of the article. Not there. Interesting Tolkien connection, though.
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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013 5:28:37 AM

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I'm thinking of the Ceti Eel in Star Trek: Wrath of Khan: Worm=Eel; Mongolian=Khan; Altogether=Terrifying!
Ray41
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Daemon wrote:
The Mongolian Death Worm

The terrifyingly named Mongolian death worm is a creature purported to live in China's Gobi Desert. Though its existence is widely debated, it is described as a bright red worm with a wide body that is 2 to 5 feet (0.6 to 1.5 m) long and is said to resemble a cow's intestine. Mongolian locals claim that the worm can emit an electrical shock and spew acid that kills humans on contact and corrodes anything it touches. How did the Western world find out about the Mongolian death worm in 1926? More...



Think So the Mongolian death worm, or MDW, is as mythical as Saddam's WMD! Whistle

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Professor
Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013 10:31:03 AM

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I wonder why we have not been able to confirm its existence. It seems that something that long should have a significant burrow.

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Christine
Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013 5:16:33 PM

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uuaschbaer wrote:
Fantastic, what a story! Nearly beats the pineapple tree that eats humans.


lol

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Posted: Monday, December 30, 2013 7:25:08 PM

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Wow! The Mongols are so hardy that even the worms are tough. Imagine the fish they catch if they survive getting them on the hook.

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Mongol, a very good movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416044/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1. I've watched it twice.

Hard to forgive them for sacking Baghdad in 1258. That part of the world would be a helluvalot different if they hadn't destroyed so much knowledge.
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