Tuesday, November 07, 2006
List of fictional worms
Worms are often used in fiction. This is a list of fictional worms.
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Legends: The Lambton Worm, of 15th-century English legend; The Worm of Sockburn, of 14th-century English legend ; The Worm of Linton, of 12th-century Scottish legend; The Sjö-Orm of early Norse seafarers' legends; Great Orms of fresh and salt water in early Gaelic and Brythonic legends; The Jörmungandr or Midgard Serpent of Norse Mythology.
Books, television, music and film: The Bookworm character of various children's reading programs; The .303 Bookworm in Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels; The Graboids in the Tremors films and television series; Jeff, the giant subway worm in the film Men in Black II; The ghost-eating sandworms in the film Beetle Juice; Sandworms in the books, film and TV series Dune; Mr. Mind, the super-intelligent arch-nemesis of DC's Captain Marvel character; Fip, the word-eating worm in the book, The Word Eater; Slimey, pet of Sesame Street's Oscar the Grouch; Lowly Worm, from Richard Scarry's Busytown; The unnamed "worm chile" seen in various Pogo strips, including the first (sometimes just one, as in "the apprentice cobra" Snavely is tutoring, and sometimes several who, together, play a flute); Lazy Jay Ranch's worms in Rocky and Bullwinkle; The documentary The Future is Wild featured three species of worms: garden worms, slickribbons and gloomworms; In the 2005 film King Kong, a giant bloodworm-like predator called the carnictus lives in the rents and chasms of Skull Island. They grow to be 7-13 feet long, and they kill a character named Lumpy in the film; Evil Jim, Earthworm Jim's evil twin from the Earthworm Jim TV series. The Bookworm in Warner Brothers "Sniffles" cartoons; The Bookworm in Tiny Toons; Doctor Worm, from the They Might Be Giants song featured on Nickelodeon's Kablam; One of the unrecorded cases of Sherlock Holmes involves a "worm unknown to science."
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