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Giant prehistoric sand worm fossils discovered

Posted on Monday, 16 March, 2009 | Comment icon 30 comments

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Fossil evidence of a completely unknown prehistoric species of giant sand worm has been discovered in Devon, England. The giant worms would have lived 260 million years ago, long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, growing up to 3ft long and 6in wide. Large burrow holes were found indicating that the creatures would have travelled beneath the surface.

"Scientists have found evidence of a giant prehistoric sand worm in an English seaside resort."

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Comment icon #21 Posted by WARRIOR FOR THE LIGHT on 17 March, 2009, 2:33
lol... Pavots avatar went to a totally black box... PAVOT!!!!!
Comment icon #22 Posted by Ashiene on 17 March, 2009, 2:45
nah...whale or the giant squid could easily swallow the worm in a gulp.
Comment icon #23 Posted by IronGhost on 17 March, 2009, 8:49
Comment icon #24 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 17 March, 2009, 12:30
Whoa, imagine what kind of fish you can get with bait like that!
Comment icon #25 Posted by Lt_Ripley on 17 March, 2009, 15:17
Comment icon #26 Posted by The Silver Thong on 17 March, 2009, 15:24
Oh look Pavots back LOL I wonder what these giant worms ate
Comment icon #27 Posted by WARRIOR FOR THE LIGHT on 17 March, 2009, 23:18
As long as it wasnt poor Pavot! Pavot we missed you!
Comment icon #28 Posted by Canadian Tourism on 20 March, 2009, 21:59
You should have a peek at this quick, informative video about the Joggins Fossil Cliffs in Nova Scotia where you can learn about their significance to Darwin's Theory of Evolution.
It's worth a look!
Comment icon #29 Posted by zorda on 4 October, 2009, 13:37
These worms did actually get a lot bigger; you can find them anywhere (in rock piles...on the sides of mountains) even in prehistoric art. They appear as three segments; the head (I'm assuming) look like a horned snake with ears. I first noticed these in small rocks and then started to investigate...they are frikken everywhere! The even appear in photos from Mars and the Moon. I'm almost positive that they had something to do with human creation or evolution. If you check out photos of the sides of mountains etc. you will find them...some are in pieces but you will definitely find ... [More]
Comment icon #30 Posted by zorda on 4 October, 2009, 15:43

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