Thursday 11 December 2008

Overheard at North Brighton station

Kid in pusher: Mum, do worms do poo?

Mother: Yes, they do. They also vomit.

Kid in pusher: WHAT.

This got me thinking about the Giant Worm Museum in Gippsland, Victoria (a museum dedicated to giant worms that's - naturally - shaped like a giant worm) where visitors can wander through a scaled up version of a worms intestinal tract, digestive system etc.

Gippsland's giant worms (also known as 'nature's plough') can grow up to 3 metres in length and are a vulnerable species.

The above image was the most worm-related pic I could find, it's a detail of an 8 metre tapeworm photographed at Japan's Meguro Parasitological Museum, also known as 'The Wonderful World of the Worm'.