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The Fictional Worms of British Legend

Most of the articles we write are on the very much real worms that our readers find around the world. However, this article will take a look at some of the fictional worms that have been presented throughout history. Continue reading [...]

The Mongolian Death Worm: Fact or Fiction?

We have written articles previously on the myth that is the Mongolian Death Worm. This article will provide updates on the supposed existence of the Death Worm, and inform any new readers of this strange and terrifying creature. Continue reading [...]
Dune Sandworm

The Sandworms from Dune

We spend a lot of time answering reader questions about various sorts of worms. Most frequently, we try to identify what type of worm (or other sort of creature) a reader found based on a picture (if we're lucky) and whatever other information a reader cares to provide. To mix things up, though, we decided to imagine if someone sent us a picture of the Dune sandworm and asked us to identify it, perhaps with a question such as this: "I found a large reddish, brown worm that is several hundred feet long and a hundred feet thick. What is it and how do I get rid of it?" We have no advice on the matter of getting rid of the sandworms from Dune, which would require a small army, but we can offer some whimsical speculation about what a sandworm is. That is, if the sandworms in the fictional Dune universe Continue reading [...]

Can of Worms Movie

“Can of worms” can refer to many things, as a previous post about the multiple uses of the phrase “can of worms” makes clear. When spelled “Can-O-Worms,” it refers to a composting system. When written as “can of worms,” it is often being used as part of a popular idiom, although it may just be referring to a literal can of worms. Continue reading [...]

The Multiple Uses of “Can of Worms”

The phrase “can of worms” (sometimes written as “can-o-worms,” depending on the context) can refer to a number of things. There is an idiom involving a “can of worms”, where the “can of worms,” or rather the worms within the can, are being understood as a piece of information or conversation topic that will cause problems. Hence, one often hears statements like “don’t open that can of worms,” meaning one should not bring up a certain subject – the contents of the “can of worms” – because of the problems it may bring about. Continue reading [...]

Effing Worms

The effing worms game is an action video game that features a giant worm that can dig fast tunnels, and sneak up on unsuspecting pedestrians, cops, cows, and many more. The worm eats as many of these people and animals (which look like stick figures) as possible while growing at a rapid rate. Continue reading [...]
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