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Worm Story

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Did anyone ever know that the earthworm can have sixteen (16, XVI) hearts?

Did anyone know eating eating earthworms can reduce cholesterol?

Did anyone know that earthworms hatch from cocoons smaller than a grain of rice?

Does the word “Worm Grunting” bring weird images to your mind?

Read about the king and queen of worms here.

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Written by Elgie Shepard

October 16, 2008 at 3:07 pm

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Who am I and other philosophic questions

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Who on earth is Hubert J. Farnsworth?  Apparently, I am him, according to this site.

And while we are at it, it seems I am “Iron”

Written by Elgie Shepard

October 7, 2008 at 4:52 pm

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Contraceptive Drink

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Spermicide Coke

Move over, pills. Vamoose, loops.  Shoo condoms.  Make way for the master –

For discovering that, yes indeed, Coke is a spermicide, Anderson and her team [Boston University’s School of Medicine] are among this year’s winners of the Ig Nobel Prize, the annual award given by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine to oddball but often surprisingly practical scientific achievements.

2008 Ig Nobel Prizes

I seriously believed Coca cola and its rival Pepsi were only suitable for toilet cleaning.  Good to find more uses.

Written by Elgie Shepard

October 6, 2008 at 4:48 pm