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Closest thing we have to real Sandworm

Postby LINFANG » 16 Nov 2011 09:33

Flipping through youtube I found this video and pictures and thought.. wow those look like Sandworms, just in water! And when you thought Jonah and the Whale was bad. The pictures do more justice then the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTheyS1L-ho&feature=related

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Re: Closest thing we have to real Sandworm

Postby Freakzilla » 16 Nov 2011 09:52

Well, sandworms DO eat sand plankton. :roll:
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Re: Closest thing we have to real Sandworm

Postby Sandwurm88 » 16 Nov 2011 17:54

No, this closest thing we have to real Sandworm:

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Re: Closest thing we have to real Sandworm

Postby The Red Duke » 16 Nov 2011 19:52

Jesus. What are those things?
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Re: Closest thing we have to real Sandworm

Postby Freakzilla » 16 Nov 2011 19:58

shipworm?
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Re: Closest thing we have to real Sandworm

Postby Freakzilla » 16 Nov 2011 19:59

Mongolian death worm?
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Re: Closest thing we have to real Sandworm

Postby lotek » 17 Nov 2011 06:37

Freakzilla wrote:Mongolian death worm?

now we're talking !
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Re: Closest thing we have to real Sandworm

Postby EyesofBlue » 05 Jan 2012 10:36

Yikes that's creepy. Imagine one you could ride.

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Re: Closest thing we have to real Sandworm

Postby lotek » 05 Jan 2012 11:27

There is one
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Sharon wrote:My son, who is about to be 37, had one. He loved his inchworm so much and would ride it every day.
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Re: Closest thing we have to real Sandworm

Postby Ford4D » 26 Feb 2012 04:14

LINFANG wrote:Flipping through youtube I found this video and pictures and thought.. wow those look like Sandworms, just in water! And when you thought Jonah and the Whale was bad. The pictures do more justice then the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTheyS1L-ho&feature=related

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I wholeheartedly feel you on this one.

I've been watching a lot of documentaries about marine ecology lately, particularly about whales. Their plight has rekindled my concern for the welfare of our planet and its bio-diversity.

A quote about Frank Herbert from some Dune memorabilia I recently acquired:

One of his major interests is turning his six wooded acres into an Ecological Demonstration Project, with the object of showing how a high quality of life can be maintained with a minimum drain on the planet's total energy system.


Let us not forget that Frank Herbert was also an ecologist, or what he stood for.

I believe that if he were still around today, he would be an avid supporter of organizations like Sea Shepherd, a group that risks their lives and reputations (in Japan they are commonly believed to be terrorists) in order to save endangered whales from a certain slaughter.

How does that saying go about when good men do nothing....
Haven't read either of the Dune 7 books yet, so please don't spoil any details for me!


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