"If it weren't for the penis, human life would have ended with Adam and Eve.
It seems strange that something so important is so funny-looking.
I'm an author and journalist. Sometimes I write about funny things.
Some of those funny things are penises."
--Michael N. Marcus

Monday, May 11, 2015

Bad News: Penis worms have teeth.
Good News: They don't want your penis.

Penis worms started burrowing into ocean sediments  over 500 million years ago. Relax. There are probably none in your own penis.

These gruesome creatures are capable of turning their mouths inside out and dragging themselves around by their tooth-lined throat.

Now scientists have found that these bizarre dental structure could be key in helping find previously unknown penis worm species from all over the world.

Since penis worms are among the first-ever predators, discovery of new species is important for helping scientists understand how animal life on Earth developed.

Reconstructing the teeth of penis worms, or priapulids, in fine detail has enabled researchers to compile a 'dentist's handbook' of the species.

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