Sept. 23, 2019

Mongolian Death Worms: Acidic Annelid or Nomad Nonsense? | 156

Mongolian Death Worms: Acidic Annelid or Nomad Nonsense? | 156

We’re back in the cryptid cornucopia this week with Mongolian Death Worms. We know, we know….they sound cuddly, but we wouldn’t suggest snuggling up. These enormous worm-like creatures allegedly live in the Gobi desert and snack on locals for sport. They spit acid, shoot electricity, and will kill a man by a mere touch (yeah, we’re surprised it isn’t Australian too). But are Mongolian Death Worms the surreptitious stalkers from legend, or are they merely a campfire tale passed down through generations? We grab the spice, call Kevin Bacon, and escape the Great Pit of Carkoon this week as we investigate. Plus, Kyle seems to be MIA (at least its quieter), Conspiracy Bot predicts Brent’s demise (is it a prediction if you cause it?), and the fellas discuss the weird stuff they did with bugs as a kid (magnifying glasses anyone?). All of that and more on the podcast that wonders, if you cut a Mongolian Death Worm in half do you get two Mongolian Death Worms? Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant – Raymond Walden IV

Books
Hidden Animals: A Field Guide to Batsquatch, Chupacabra, and Other Elusive Creatures | Michael Newton
On the Trail of Ancient Man | Roy Chapman Andrews
The New Conquest of Central Asia: a narrative of the explorations of the Central Asiatic expeditions in Mongolia and China, 1921-1930 | Roy Chapman Andrews

Videos
Mongolian Death Worm – https://bit.ly/2kfgDMr
Is The Mongolian Death Worm Real? – https://bit.ly/2m7rYP2
National Geographic – https://bit.ly/2lQk78g

Websites
Live science – https://bit.ly/2PnsK8t
Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolia
Wikipedia – https://bit.ly/1Rki5zP
Wikipedia – https://bit.ly/2lLhTr3
Thought Catalog – https://bit.ly/2m4W0D1
Gizmodo – https://bit.ly/2kfgDvV
Science Rumors – https://bit.ly/2kH2Wpx


 

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