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Abound with Wormy Things

That is the world we live in

Many things are worm-shaped: spaghetti, shoe laces, leeches, snakes, eels… There must be something about being thin and limbless. The typical worm-like body is, of course, eminently suited to explore and move through narrow crevices and gaps of small dimensions and to roll or coil up to reduce the exposed body surface area in times of danger. But worm does not equal worm and zoologically speaking bookworms, flatworms, ribbonworms, arrowworms, earthworms, roundworms and wireworms have as little in common as cuttlefish have with jellyfish, shellfish have with catfish and silverfish have with starfish. —>—>