By David Pescovitz at 12:44 pm Tue, May 14, 2013
From the American Museum of Natural History's excellent photo archive. Seen above, a millipede installing a model of a man in "The Forest Floor" diorama, 1958. (Thanks, Stacey Ransom!)
Looks like Mr. Rogers and Mr. McFeety
Ha, I just came here to comment on the Fred Rogers-ness of the model installation. Worms probably ripped off his image because he was too nice to sue.
Buster Keaton could charm the pants even off of the many legged.
“Seen above, a worm installing a model of a man in “The Forest Floor” diorama, 1958.” C’mon Dave, let’s be accurate; that’s a millipede installing a model of a man.
Ooops! That looked just like this worm I know. Fixed! Thanks!
We were camping on a small river island when i got up to stretch my legs at about 3:00 AM. The island was covered with these slow moving 4″ millipedes, with several every square foot. They were everywhere. When the birds woke me at dawn the millipoedes were gone without a trace.
Did you check your ears that morning?
Don’t bother now, you won’t know they’re in there until the climactic conditions are right, then they’ll bust out all over.
Or maybe it was the peyote.
The exhibit above is my favorite in the whole museum. It was the source of terrified fascination and thrilling near-nightmares since when I was a small child and I saw it for the first time.
Last know photo of Herman The Worm.
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