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(io9)   Subby hates to be the bearer of bad news but Sand Worms are a real thing now. Watch one in action here   (animals.io9.com) divider line 95
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9593 clicks; posted to Geek » on 16 Aug 2014 at 5:04 PM (45 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-08-16 03:05:48 PM  
Did you see the one that had Sea Monkey Fremen riding on its back?  That was awesome.
 
2014-08-16 03:17:44 PM  
s3.media.squarespace.com
 
2014-08-16 03:30:06 PM  
This Bobbit worm seems to be able to wander around on its own without being attached to anything.
 
2014-08-16 03:32:44 PM  
cdn.wegotthiscovered.com
 
2014-08-16 04:23:54 PM  

STAMPEDE!!

 
2014-08-16 04:37:06 PM  
I didn't realize "Deep Rising" was a documentary.
 
2014-08-16 04:46:09 PM  

Tellingthem: [cdn.wegotthiscovered.com image 600x324]


"Broke into the wrong goddamn rec room, didn't ya you bastard!"
 
2014-08-16 04:59:47 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: This Bobbit worm seems to be able to wander around on its own without being attached to anything.


Oh, you! I hear it's only pay-per-view now.
 
2014-08-16 05:08:25 PM  
Did they find them on Saturn? Hey, I've been to Saturn!

/Whoa .. sand worms.
//I hate 'em myself!
 
2014-08-16 05:09:50 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: This Bobbit worm seems to be able to wander around on its own without being attached to anything.


images.sodahead.com
 
2014-08-16 05:09:56 PM  
So I looked them up on wikipedia:

Little is known about the sexual habits and lifespan of this worm, but researchers hypothesize that sexual reproduction occurs at an early stage, maybe even when the worm is about 100 mm (3.9 in) in length; this is very early, considering these worms can grow to sizes of nearly 3 m (9.8 ft) in some cases (although most observations point to a much lower average length of 1 m (3 ft 3 in) and an average of 25 mm (0.98 in) in diameter).

NOPE.
 
2014-08-16 05:10:25 PM  
i291.photobucket.com

It is the Legend!
 
2014-08-16 05:11:37 PM  
The fish might have escaped had it swum away instead of trying to moonwalk backwards.
 
2014-08-16 05:16:56 PM  
Genetically engineer them to be the size of Shai Hulud. It would be the greatest thing ever.
 
2014-08-16 05:42:07 PM  
nerdclave.com

Not only will it eat you body, but also you soul (probably sole's as well)
 
2014-08-16 05:49:01 PM  

dennysgod: [nerdclave.com image 850x569]

Not only will it eat you body, but also you soul (probably sole's as well)


Wow, those teeth look a lot like those from conodonts.  I wonder if those guys were anything nearly as terrifying.
 
2014-08-16 06:03:36 PM  
The truly terrifying thing about them is that they mynocks living inside of them...
 
2014-08-16 06:07:12 PM  

thepeterd: [s3.media.squarespace.com image 671x307]


Why are they trying to catch that worm in water? It doesn't make any sense.
 
2014-08-16 06:07:44 PM  
Non-bilaterally symmetric.  Cool.
 
2014-08-16 06:10:35 PM  
Muad'deep
 
2014-08-16 06:20:59 PM  
Reminds me of these things:

s.hswstatic.com
 
2014-08-16 06:23:45 PM  
memeorama.com
 
2014-08-16 06:28:14 PM  
Walk without rhythm and you won't attract the worms.
 
2014-08-16 06:29:01 PM  
onetwothree DEATH!
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2014-08-16 06:29:41 PM  
The only way to defeat these is to convince Foodies that they are delicious with parsley and drawn butter.
 
2014-08-16 06:35:26 PM  

DerAppie: thepeterd: [s3.media.squarespace.com image 671x307]

Why are they trying to catch that worm in water? It doesn't make any sense.

That's from 'The Sandworms of Dune', actually written by Brian Herbert (son of Frank) and Kevin J. Anderson, but based directly on notes left behind by Frank Herbert for the final outline of Dune 7.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-08-16 06:49:02 PM  
Having now established a secure perimeter, we've made ourselves relatively safe from enemy incursions. But against the seemingly random attacks by Planet's native life, only our array warning sensors can help us, for the mind worms infiltrate through every crevice and chew through anything softer than plasma-steel.
-Lady Deirdre Skye, "The Early Years"

/Now you are going to go re-install SMAC
 
2014-08-16 07:19:22 PM  

BumpInTheNight: Having now established a secure perimeter, we've made ourselves relatively safe from enemy incursions. But against the seemingly random attacks by Planet's native life, only our array warning sensors can help us, for the mind worms infiltrate through every crevice and chew through anything softer than plasma-steel.
-Lady Deirdre Skye, "The Early Years"

/Now you are going to go re-install SMAC


Funny enough, I just did that yesterday. Along with Dungeon Keeper 1
 
2014-08-16 07:23:18 PM  

RoyFokker'sGhost: BumpInTheNight: Having now established a secure perimeter, we've made ourselves relatively safe from enemy incursions. But against the seemingly random attacks by Planet's native life, only our array warning sensors can help us, for the mind worms infiltrate through every crevice and chew through anything softer than plasma-steel.
-Lady Deirdre Skye, "The Early Years"

/Now you are going to go re-install SMAC

Funny enough, I just did that yesterday. Along with Dungeon Keeper 1


Omm nom nom Dungeon Keeper is great, been meaning to check out the progress on War for the Overworld...

...still in early access at 0.5....damnit!
 
2014-08-16 07:26:55 PM  
I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing....only I will remain.

Nope, that's still terrifying.
 
2014-08-16 07:49:48 PM  
That is really cool looking. This is why, when I was little, I wanted to be the guy going out in wading boots to dig new crabs out of the sand. Or hike out to figure out if the Red Tufted Fuzzy Spotted Eagle Sparrow dives down and hops around on the ground because it's showing off, or if it's actually finding any food down there.

Then I discovered that I would have to make money to live. And I said forget that.
 
2014-08-16 07:53:24 PM  

2wolves: Non-bilaterally symmetric.  Cool.


They have bilateral symmetry.

/radial symmetry's where it's at
 
2014-08-16 07:53:30 PM  

inthesticks: Walk without rhythm and you won't attract the worms.


So you are saying us white folks are safe then?

/ bah dum tish
 
2014-08-16 07:53:55 PM  
In what way are these new?
 
2014-08-16 07:55:45 PM  
Up to three meters?!

lh4.ggpht.com
You gota be farking kidding me...
 
2014-08-16 08:00:00 PM  
I guess the submitter never met Barry.
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-08-16 08:05:00 PM  
Dune
Tremors
Beetlejuice

Any other movies come to mind with that clip?
 
2014-08-16 08:08:03 PM  

Ivo Shandor: I guess the submitter never met Barry.
[i.dailymail.co.uk image 468x329]


That's one of the things that fuel my nightmares. Thanks a lot. Going to my happy place.
 
2014-08-16 08:17:38 PM  

Lord Jubjub: Dune
Tremors
Beetlejuice

Any other movies come to mind with that clip?


www.sofakingnews.com
 
2014-08-16 08:22:27 PM  
Definitely more Graboid than Sandworm.
 
2014-08-16 08:23:56 PM  
So if these monsters reach 3 meters in length, just how big a diameter do they get? I have a nightmare of one of these things grabbing someone's foot and trying to haul them underground, and a 10' long worm might be able to do that...
 
2014-08-16 08:34:29 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-16 08:36:30 PM  
Sandworms?

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-16 08:43:13 PM  
Is the Dune movie any good? I just finished the [first] book. I also heard not to bother with Brian Herbert's sequels.
 
2014-08-16 08:49:08 PM  
cdn.staticneo.com
 
2014-08-16 08:56:59 PM  

Bendal: So if these monsters reach 3 meters in length, just how big a diameter do they get? I have a nightmare of one of these things grabbing someone's foot and trying to haul them underground, and a 10' long worm might be able to do that...


Thanks, now I'm going to have to wear combat boots when I go swimming.
 
2014-08-16 09:09:14 PM  
And for those of use who don't use the metric system, that's about 10 feet.
 
2014-08-16 09:15:09 PM  
x4.fjcdn.com

Since all the Dune references have been made, I suppose I should pick something from a different Sci Fi universe.
 
2014-08-16 09:28:04 PM  

New Farkin User Name: Is the Dune movie any good? I just finished the [first] book. I also heard not to bother with Brian Herbert's sequels.

p.gr-assets.com

On second thought I'm not going to touch this one.
 
2014-08-16 09:30:38 PM  

Hipjoint: New Farkin User Name: Is the Dune movie any good? I just finished the [first] book. I also heard not to bother with Brian Herbert's sequels.
[p.gr-assets.com image 300x300]

On second thought I'm not going to touch this one.


I am serious.
 
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