Oldster's View

Fight Against Maturity

Acid-spitting, lightning throwing Mongolian death worm…no, seriously

Armed with explosives, two men are heading to Mongolia’s Gobi Desert to find the fabled acid-spitting and lightning-throwing Mongolian death worm.

The worm has never been documented but some Mongolians are convinced it exists. They call it Allghoi Khorkhoi, or “intestine worm” because it resembles a cow’s intestine and is about 1.5m long.

The worm apparently jumps out of the sand and kills people by spitting concentrated acid or shooting lightning from its rectum over long distances, NZPA reports. (Seriously.)

More at   The Courier-Mail.

They sort of lost me after the “lightning from its rectum”  part…

Advertisements

August 3, 2009 Posted by | animals | , | Comments Off on Acid-spitting, lightning throwing Mongolian death worm…no, seriously

‘Career shoplifter,’ 86, swipes anti-wrinkle cream

Picture 3

An 86 year old Chicago woman is being held on $10,000 bond after being arrested for the 61st time. The charge is shoplifting.

Did I mention that among the things she allegedly stole is an anti-wrinkle cream? Hope springs eternal.

More at  CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

August 3, 2009 Posted by | Crime, Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off on ‘Career shoplifter,’ 86, swipes anti-wrinkle cream