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    wtf are they?

    nsfl or while eating

    Gross Unknown Sewer Life Forms - CollegeHumor video

    anyone know what they are?

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    That is more disturbing than the screwdriver video, by far.

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    I don't think its disturbing at all. Possible mutated life forms? I wouldn't be surprised if there was a vast network of these given how much crap goes down the drain every day(or it could be some form of viral marketing for a movie).

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    i want one!!!!

    thats pretty cool if they are real and.. they really lived in the sewers and mutated.. sounds like futurama with the sewer mutants haha

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    Maybe its some kind of bryozoan. I don't know if bryozoan colonies can move like that, though.

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    They look like facehugger pods to me...

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    im pretty sure thats carnage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eratosthenes View Post
    Maybe its some kind of bryozoan. I don't know if bryozoan colonies can move like that, though.
    Very, very weird sewer creatures caught on camera -or- How Bryozoa Work – The Blogs at HowStuffWorks

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    Zerg is coming.

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    Cameron Village is like 5 minutes away from where I live. Looks like I'll be the first to welcome our alien invaders

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    inb4 you beat me to it

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    Creatures from the Sewer | Deep Sea News

    They're big blobs of worms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirian View Post
    Cameron Village is like 5 minutes away from where I live. Looks like I'll be the first to welcome our alien invaders
    Same. :D

    Wonder why they've only been found at Raleigh? Now to figure out where the best place at NC State to hide from the alien invasion is going to be. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eratosthenes View Post
    Creatures from the Sewer | Deep Sea News

    They're big blobs of worms.
    I can see why he thinks they are worms. Someone needs to get a sample of one and find out for sure. Interesting stuff.

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    Doesn't NC harbor long-term storage of Class B & C nuclear waste underground?

    edit: Looks like the original creator of the video took down the video on Youtube for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimmauk View Post
    I can see why he thinks they are worms. Someone needs to get a sample of one and find out for sure. Interesting stuff.
    Dr. Timmothy S. Wood
    Dr. Timothy Wood - Freshwater Bryozoans

    Thanks for the video – I had not see it before. No, these are not bryozoans! They are clumps of annelid worms, almost certainly tubificids (Naididae, probably genus Tubifex). Normally these occur in soil and sediment, especially at the bottom and edges of polluted streams. In the photo they have apparently entered a pipeline somehow, and in the absence of soil they are coiling around each other. The contractions you see are the result of a single worm contracting and then stimulating all the others to do the same almost simultaneously, so it looks like a single big muscle contracting. Interesting video.
    Example videos of these tubificids are then provided at the end of this page past the above quote:

    Creatures from the Sewer | Deep Sea News

    The second video looks very similar to the sewer video.

    I don't think its difficult to see the connection. He states these worms primarily exist near polluted sources of water, and provides an example video of what they look like in the lab. So, its not too far fetched for these worms to have made their way up into the sewers.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tubifex_tubifex

    Tubifex tubifex, also called the sludge worm, sewage worm, or lime snake.
    These worms ingest sediments and gain nutrition by selectively digesting bacteria and absorbing molecules through the body wall.
    Some report that tubifex worms fed on feces and carcass and were intermediate hosts for an assortment of Myxosporea, That they were not fit for feeding in aquaria.
    So, the common link is bacteria. Lots of bacteria in feces. Lots of feces in the sewer. Lots of worms in the sewer? You'd think feces would end up in a treatment facility or something though.

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    The 2nd video and the original video don't look that similar to me

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    Man that's disgusting.

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    Ganymede Rocklobster from Cowboy Bebop, nuff said.

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    Looks like something out of Silent Hill.

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