Saturday, 5 November 2016

Widnes worm Dave wriggles into record books

Dave the worm and Emma SherlockAn earthworm named Dave has wriggled into the record books as the largest found in the UK - measuring a whopping 40cm (15.7in).
Experts at the Natural History Museum bestowed the accolade upon the annelid after it ventured above ground in a vegetable plot in Widnes, Cheshire.
The Lumbricus terrestris was studied at the museum before being killed in what staff called "the sad bit of science".
It is now in a jar and will be "kind of immortal", the museum said.-read more and see video

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