Saturday, January 16, 2010

Somewhere, beneath the Palouse...

The Palouse is an agricultural area in southeast Washington state that looks markedly different from central and western Washington.  It is home to a legendary white worm, called the Giant Palouse Earthworm.  It's rumored to grow to up to 3 and a half feet in length, and have a sickly sweet smell, like funeral lilies.  SCIENCE has not really confirmed these ideas.

Update, March 27, 2010: Some U of Idaho scientists have found a couple of the worms.  They are long, but not that long.  And they smell like normal worms.  Thanks for killing my buzz, science.

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