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    It's Alive!

    Picked up by a snakecam in the North Carolina Sewer system. CHUD? Or some nice compositing.



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    New species? My shit always does that.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryozoa
    I'd hate to just throw a link in here so that's why I'm writing this.

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    Burn it. Trust me on this one.


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    my money is on large bacterial colony

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    good job i ate before i saw these little fellas

    http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/con...r/bryozoa.html

    i want to poke one

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    "And what's the real lesson? Don't leave things in the fridge."

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    It's actually not Bryozoa - its a huge clump of Tubefoid worms or something like that. There is no soil so they all wrap around eachother and when one contracts, they all contract, which coincidentally looks like a huge fucked up muscle. I can't remember where I read it last night, I think it was on Digg.

    Gross ass stuff though hah.

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    http://deepseanews.com/2009/06/creat...rom-the-sewer/

    Enter stage right Dr. Timothy S. Wood who is an expert on freshwater bryozoa and an officer with the International Bryozoology Association. I sent along the video and this was his reponse…

    Thanks for the video – I had not see it before. No, these are not bryozoans! They are clumps of annelid worms, almost certainly tubificids (Naididae, probably genus Tubifex). Normally these occur in soil and sediment, especially at the bottom and edges of polluted streams. In the photo they have apparently entered a pipeline somehow, and in the absence of soil they are coiling around each other. The contractions you see are the result of a single worm contracting and then stimulating all the others to do the same almost simultaneously, so it looks like a single big muscle contracting. Interesting video.



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    haha,holy fuck.
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    reminds me of those zerg eggs from starcraft. Even pulsates and shit, it's awesome
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    what the fuck is that....Imagine coming home to find that all over your house.

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    anyone think invasion of the body snatchers? not the stupid remake, the original movie with Leonard nemoy. This thing reminded me of that, except it ain't green.

    haha, though too bad it isn't a new species or aliens, kinda hoped it was.

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    Looked like an endoscopy.
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    Proof that real life can be more fun than fiction at times. And to think, there could be more examples of these in other sewers beneath our feet.

    Anyone else have the sudden urge to poke it with a stick? I know I did.
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    It's been confirmed as a clump of worms, if I remember correctly. The whole thing pulsates because when one worm moves, all the others move as well.

    It still looks disgusting, though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by REGNIRUTH View Post
    anyone think invasion of the body snatchers? not the stupid remake, the original movie with Leonard nemoy.
    I'm sorry, but the one with Leonard Nimoy is the (first) stupid remake!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasio...body_snatchers
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049366/
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077745/
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106452/
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0427392/

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    do they sell those in stack? I am willing to buy a dozen for breakfast.
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    Rational explanation or not, harmless clump of worms or not, that video is still freakin' gruesome and creepy!

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