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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Earthworm

Earthworms have five hearts.

Earthworms don't have eyes or ears.

Earthworms are hermaphrodites.  When two worms mate, both worms produce children.

One adult worm can produce 96 baby worms in as little as 6 months

Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day.

An earthworm consumes decomposing material equal to its body weight each day throughout the summer.

Earthworms force air through the underground tunnels they create, thereby aerating the soil as they work.

The average length of a South African earthworm is about 6 feet long. The largest one ever found so far was found on a road side in 1967 and was 22 feet long,

Australia is home to the giant Gippsland earthworm, which can grow to some six feet long and can be heard underfoot when it burrows.

The average fully detached American home has about two tonnes of earthworms crawling through the soil in the yard.

A farmland based on an acre of fertile soil is inhibited by 1,750,000 earthworms.

It was Charles Darwin who told the world about he important function of the earthworm in breaking down leaves and turning earth into fertile soil.

As a child, Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) tried to encourage modern warfare among earthworms by giving them small pieces of clay pipe for weapons.

Earthworms are 82% protein, pair well with curry and cumin and apparently taste like bacon.

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