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World's leggiest millipede caught on camera

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The anatomical secrets of the world's leggiest creature, a millipede with 750 legs, have been revealed by scientists.

The species, called Illacme plenipes, was first seen 80 years ago but was recently rediscovered in California.

Now researchers have found that as well as bearing an extreme number of legs, the creature may have more in common with millipedes that lived millions of years ago than today's species.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-20326273

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Phew. That wasn't nearly as creepy as I had envisioned!

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It has to be hard to control a body that long with that many legs!

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It seems it would be easy for them to accidentally tie themselves in knots.

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I'm fine with millipedes, but not centipedes.

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Yuk, looks too much like a worm to me...and I hate worms

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