By Steve Dellar  |  11-14-2017   Entertainment
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With the soothing voice of Mr David Attenborough and it’s majestic seascapes, it is understandable why the BBC program Blue Planet is such a hit. In the UK, the opening episode was the most-watched program of 2017 so far and ever since it started airing, it has been met with raving reviews from all those who enjoy it.

There are two groups of fans in fact. Pensioners or most people over 50 being the first, and stoners being the second.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Bobbit Worm is now forever in my nightmares <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/blueplanet2?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#blueplanet2</a> <a href="https://t.co/hBCbZC8VTM">pic.twitter.com/hBCbZC8VTM</a></p>&mdash; Sophie Bailey (@soph_bailey) <a href="https://twitter.com/soph_bailey/status/929817156560318464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 12, 2017</a></blockquote>

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But one of the latest episodes revealed a creature that has left many with sleepless nights and nightmarish views.

A Bobbit Worm, a giant carnivorous worm with jaws as sharp as daggers is causing all kinds of trauma to its watchers.

The one meter long terrifyingly fast, sea bed-dwelling predator has left viewers and commenters “thoroughly traumatized.”

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The predatory worm could be seen catching and consuming fish, which can also cut its prey clean in half because of its speed and strength.

Originally named Eunice Aphroditois, also known as Bobbit, it was named after Lorena Bobbitt, who cut her husband John’s penis off in 1993.

As Mr Attenborough explained: “It’s a giant carnivorous worm with a jaw as sharp as daggers. It pays to remember there is a Bobbit about.”

The naming of the cruel creature was done by Dr Gosliner, the senior curator at the California Academy of Sciences, who gave the worm its name after spotting the creature on a 1992 trip to the Philippines.

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This absurd 10-foot creature is a bobbit worm and Is the ocean’s most disturbing predator <a href="https://t.co/MwbU6Ow46V">https://t.co/MwbU6Ow46V</a> <a href="https://t.co/oZJWx4wV67">pic.twitter.com/oZJWx4wV67</a></p>&mdash; Massimo (@Rainmaker1973) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rainmaker1973/status/929412395063226374?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 11, 2017</a></blockquote>

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According to Mr Gosliner, when he was writing it the case of Lorena Bobbitt was all over the news as she stood trial for maliciously wounding her husband, John Wayne Bobbitt, by cutting off his penis in the middle of the night and throwing it in a field.

Or as Dr Gosliner explained it: “Basically, the ability to use those massive jaws to cut the spinal cord of a fish was something that reminded me of what Lorena Bobbitt did to her husband.”

Source:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/bobbit-worm-blue-planet-2-what-is-it-sea-creature-where-from-how-big-a8052176.html

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Anonymous No. 11837 1510673095

Damn, that's indeed scary as hell

Anonymous No. 11838 1510674463

Nightmare.

Anonymous No. 11839 1510674849

Whoah daddy! I wonder what these mean bastards talk about after dinner.

Anonymous No. 11865 1510696097

Pensioners and potheads lol.

Ok, I'll admit though, toking up to Attenborough is always a sort of pleasant experience.

Anonymous No. 11867 1510697906

They are terrifying, and not just limited to the beach and sea. They enjoy hiding under old tiles in homes as well.

Anonymous No. 11873 1510707873

I liked the pensioners & stoners line too. It’s about time somebody was straight forward about who watches these shows. Bravo. Also, really funny this worm is called Bobbit

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