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#1    Jeenuh

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 02:51 PM

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Two guys saw a kid fishing at a lake one day. One of them asked if the fish were biting and the kid replied with an annoyed look on his face: "No, but the worms are!" Surprised and amused, the men laughed and went on. On the way back they were even more surprised when they saw the boy was slumped over his fishing pole dead, his "can of worms" was filled with baby water moccasins.


I got this from the link in the other thread http://www.warphead.com/urbanlegends/babies.htm

I really don't understand it, what's a water moccasins? why did the boy die?

I'm confused, can someone explain it to me?  mellow.gif

Edited by Jeenuh, 18 August 2005 - 03:07 PM.

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 03:00 PM

You might try Google on this one...

A Water Moccasin is a very poisonous semi-aquatic snake that is native to the southern USA... the young ones are very dark brown/black in color and kinda look like worms - if you don't know what worms look like - and don't look closely - and don't actually touch them as you put them on your hook - and don't remember that worms don't have eyes - or mouths that open - or sharp teeth.

This is just a stupid urban legend that is supposed to horrify you.  Don't bother with this one...

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 08:59 PM

it was meant to amuse not terrify. this is actually a joke being told in a not funny context. I wont perpetuate a racist idea but the jist of it is that the boy is of a particular ethnic descent, the joke is to make a certain group of people seem stupid.

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Posted 18 August 2005 - 11:01 PM

if it is worms can i puke in front of my computer


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Posted 18 August 2005 - 11:27 PM

Worms are gross.

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 12:15 AM

I hate worms too. If you chop them in half they still move because aren't they supposed to have 6 hearts or something like that.


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Posted 19 August 2005 - 01:28 AM

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 03:47 AM

I hate worms.... and magots... wriggly things with no legs no.gif

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 11:48 AM

QUOTE(wrighty @ Aug 18 2005, 06:15 PM)
I hate worms too. If you chop them in half they still move because aren't they supposed to have 6 hearts or something like that.

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I think thats a myth, they die. It's just nerves. Kind of like if a lizard gets it's tail cut off.

Edited by Jeenuh, 20 August 2005 - 10:42 AM.

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 01:37 PM

I heard the saying "to open up a can of worms" stems from the world wars.
Because no women were about the soldiers would fill there tin cans with worms to stimulate themselves,so to speak. hmm.gif
A bit gross,probably BS. wink2.gif


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Posted 19 August 2005 - 02:32 PM

QUOTE(Jeenuh @ Aug 19 2005, 11:48 AM)
QUOTE(wrighty @ Aug 18 2005, 06:15 PM)
I hate worms too. If you chop them in half they still move because aren't they supposed to have 6 hearts or something like that.

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I think thats a myth, they die. It'd just nerves. Kind of like if a lizard gets it's tail cut off.

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Thanks for that all these myths confuse me. hmm.gif


#12    Jeenuh

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 10:41 AM

No problem, I went to a bug expo 'cause I'm a geek & I got to hear all about that happy.gif.

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 11:48 AM

Well the muscles in the snake continue to work for a period of time, even after it is dead. If the head was chopped off, there is the potential that it managed to get away and then when the muscles stopped working it should have died later on. Or maybe she didn't cut it up as high as she thought and left most of it's organs and it was able to survive. Only to show back up years later to extract it's revenge on your family.. Ok maybe not.


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Posted 20 August 2005 - 05:38 PM

Ew. Six hearts? Yuck!  wacko.gif

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 06:52 PM

I dunno you guys. I live near Reel Foot lake in TN and I was always warned that baby snakes and worms are somewhat alike.

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