Monday, March 16, 2009

How to End the World # 4: Killer Worms

Worms are not native to Minnesota's Great Northern Woods.

They were eradicated about 10,000 years ago when the glaciers scrapped off the top soil. If nature ran her course, they would find their way back, for worms migrate 5 to 10 meter per year.

Enter the fisherman and his cast off bait.

Today, the Great Northern Woods of Minnesota are dying. Why? "Scientists slowly gravitated to the 'killer worm' theory in the mid-1990s."

And if that doesn't frighten you, check out this babysitter:

Previously on the Laws of Silence:

* The Tale of the Lambton Worm
* How to Destroy the World # 3: Existential Angst, or OK by Me
* How to Destroy the World # 2: Asteroids
* How to Destroy the World

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