World’s Strangest

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5-Inch Worm Removed From a Man’s Eyeball

This is not for the squeamish: a doctor in India has removed a 5-inch-long worm from a man’s eyeball. FROM HIS EYEBALL! Shudder! MSNBC’s Richard Lui reports: Link [with self-starting video clip of the WORM [...]

Baby Birds at Dinnertime

The early bird catches the worm, and mother birds are up early to catch the worm, or insect, or other foods that baby birds need. Envitonmental Graffiti has a gallery of baby birds of many species clamoring to be fed. In the picture shown, a reed warbler is feeding a relatively huge baby cuckoo whose [...]

5 Animal Myths You Probably Believe

You know how when you cut a worm in half you’ll get two worms and how mice love cheese? If you said yes, then actually you don’t know much about these creatures. Cracked recently took a look at common animal myths that are actually totally bogus. How many of these did you still believe before [...]

Animals with new genetic code created

Scientists have created the first ever animals with artificial information in their genetic code. A species of tiny worm was produced with an artifici…

Frank Herbert’s Dune in Candy

When you take your stand along the gummy worm’s path, you must remain utterly still. You must think like a patch of yellow sprinkles. Crafted from a 2-foot-long gummy worm, Haribo gummy bears, black licorice string, yellow sprinkles, and rock candy crystals! A scene from the great science fiction novel Dune by Frank Herbert. Here we [...]

Worm Regenerates Entire Body from a Single Cell

Planarians, a type of flatworm, reproduce by asexual fission. Cut one in half, and the missing parts will regrow until you have two planarians. Scientists have known for a while that the regeneration took place among a cluster of cells called cNeoblasts. Some wondered if was possible to grow an entire worm from a single [...]

Mongolian Death Worm documentary released

The infamous killer worm has been the subject of many documentaries over the years. Described as a large red worm capable of killing a person from a d…

New Squid Worm Found

A new species of “squid worm” has been found 3,000 meters below sea level in the Celebes Sea east of Borneo. Not only is it is previously unknown species, it has its own newly coined genus as well. Researchers, from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in Massachusetts and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in California named it [...]

Top 10 New Species of 2010

The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University has declared the top 10 species discovered in 2010.This one to the left is a strange one: the bomb-dropping worm (Swima bombiviridis) that “has these green gills it can kind of throw off, and the predator will follow the gill instead of following the [worm], [...]

Sandcastle Worm Bone Glue

The next time you break a bone, your doctor may just reach for the sandcastle worm. Actually, not the actual worm itself but a bone glue made by the animal: The worm creates a complex water-based mortar to create a home from grains of sand and bits of shell. The adhesive can stick to wet surfaces [...]