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25 Amazing Worm Facts You may not know | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. A worm has no arms, legs or eyes. Worms are cold-blooded animals.
  2. Amazing fact is that blood sucking hookworms inhabit 700 million people worldwide.
  3. A single cocoon of silkworm can produce 1,000 ft silk and to make a silk-made tie 100 cocoons are used.
  4. Amazing fact is the silkworm consumes 86000 times its own weight in 56 days.
  5. Darwin described the earth worm as “the intestines of the earth”. It’s amazing that Charles Darwin spent 39 years studying earthworms.
  6. There are approximately 2,700 different kinds of earthworms.
  7. Fact is worms have no fewer than 5 hearts !
  8. The largest earthworm on record was found in South Africa and measured 22 feet.
  9. Amazing fact is in one acre of land, there can be more than a million earthworms.
  10. Baby worms are not born. They hatch from cocoons smaller than a grain of rice.
  11. Amazingly worms are hermaphrodites. Each worm has both male and female organs.
  12. Worms can eat their weight each day.
  13. Earthworms breath through their skin and have to come out after heavy rain to escape suffocation. Amazingly if a worm’s skin dries out , it will die as it can’t breathe.
  14. Worms don’t have eyes , but are sensitive to light.
  15. Worms are invertebrates, that is they have a long, soft body and no back bone or legs!
  16. Worms don’t have a brain but do have a nerve center (called a ganglia).
  17. Worms play an important role in creating rich soil that plants feed on to help them grow strong and bear lots of fruit.
  18. The giant earthworm has a lovely shade of Prussian Blue growing up to two meters long found in Australia.
  19. Amazingly earth worms eat almost anything that was alive, as long as it is dead when they eat it.
  20. The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans dies after about fourteen days. But when stressed, amazingly the worm goes into a comatose state that can last for two or more months.
  21. The Ribbon worm will start eating itself to avoid starvation.
  22. The bite of a leech is painless due to its own anesthetic.
  23. The silkworm’s silk comes out of its mouth as a thread of gooey liquid. Nice silk blouse you bought is really just worm spit.
  24. Biggest tapeworm found in human body was found to be amazing 35 mtrs long.
  25. Caterpillars completely liquify when they transform into moths.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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