I tried a series of crazy and unusual posts a couple of years ago, and some people seemed to really enjoy them, so I thought I'd find some more unusual stories to spark those creative juices.If they don't inspire, then perhaps they will be a bit entertaining.
The Mongolian Death Worm (not the centipede pictured) is said to be found in the Ghobi Desert, and not a worm I'd ever want to encounter up close. This worm allegedly reaches 2 to 5 feet in length, being 2 inches thick, is a striking red color, and resembles a blood-filled intestine. I say "allegedly" because there is no specific evidence it exists, even after extensive searches for this deadly creature.
Yes, I said deadly. What's so deadly about this worm, you ask? Why it spits poison over great distances, and then electrocutes its victims. It literally pops out of the sand, shoots venom at its target, and shocks them to death (enough volts to kill a camel), or so the stories go.
Interested in reading more or seeing an artist depiction? Check out the wikipedia page here.
This is where I admit something quite personal... the only fear I have is a fear of worms. That's right, a fear of worms. Not snakes. Worms. The Mongolian Death Worm will give me pure nightmares for a while.
Anyone have a fear of something silly?
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.