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Segmented animal found in soil

  • Earthworms do not have arms, legs or eyes.
  • They do not have lungs, breathe through their skin.
  • There are approximately 2,700 different kinds of earthworms.
  • One acre of land can have more than a million earthworms.
  • Largest earthworm ever found was in South Africa and measured 22 feet.
  • Charles Darwin has spent 39 years studying earthworms.
  • They are cold-blooded animals.
  • They have the ability to replace or replicate lost segments.
  • Baby worms hatch from cocoons smaller than a grain of rice.
  • They are hermaphrodites. Each worm has both male and female organs. They mate with worms of the same species.
  • They can eat up to their weight each day.
  • They normally can live 15 years, some can live up to 50 years.
  • They can have up to 5 hearts depending on the type of worm it is.
  • They can eat up to 70% of all household waste.
  • Its digestive system runs through the body.
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