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Knowing the Planet, Part CCXXIV
Alex Steffen, 29 May 06

First the Yeti Crab, now the Giant Palouse Earthworm:

A yard long and as big around as a man's pinkie finger, the giant Palouse earthworm is albino-pale, can burrow 15 feet deep and smells like a lily.

The recent discovery of one of the scarce giants has energized entomologists and soil scientists, who fear it may be near extinction.

...One reason so little is known about the giant earthworms is, well, they're worms.

Oh, and check out WormsOfEndearment for all your worm-blogging needs.

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