Giant Antarctic Scaleworm

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Many polychaete worms have an eversible pharynx – most of the time those jaws are tucked away, but when the worm wants to feed, the entire front of their throat rolls out of their mouth.

[T]he jaws and pharynx are around two inches long.

I dread the day when we discover that there are versions of these nine feet long living at the bottom of the ocean just waiting for us to stumble upon them and unleash their wrath.

Would make for a surprisingly refreshing apocalyptic scenario though, now that I think of it…

Also, yes, I do schedule things like this especially for bedtime, if you happen to live on the American West Coast.

Via Deep Sea News.

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I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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