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This Underwater Creature is Called a ‘Fire Worm’ and it is Terrifyingly Beautiful

This centipede-like undersea creature will make you rethink stepping into the water. Read on to find out why.


The vast expanse of water that is the ocean holds mysteries that are still unknown to the modern human. In fact, there are still creatures underneath the sparkling blue-green enigma that covers 70 percent of the Earth’s surface that can both amaze and terrify you at the same time.

One of the best examples of these creatures is the bearded fireworm. Resembling the notoriously creepy home crawlers known as the centipede, the bearded fireworm has a long and flat segmented body that will make you get goose bumps.

Bearded fireworms appear like a fluffy version of centipedes but they are much scarier in reality.

Bearded fireworms appear like a fluffy version of centipedes but they are much scarier in reality.

According to Marine Bio, this creepy crawler is a kind of bristleworm under the Family Amphinomidae and has a scientific name Hermodice carunculata.

It is usually 7 to 10 centimeters in length but can grow to as much as 35.6 centimeters.


For marine biologists, bearded fireworms are quite a sight to behold with their colorful flat segmented body. They are considered beautiful in the world of marine biology because—unlike their annelid relatives Classes Clitellata and Pogonophora—they have striking hues that are not only photogenic but are awe-striking in real life.

Bearded fireworms have venom-filled bristles called “chaetae” that cause burning and irritation.

Bearded fireworms have venom-filled bristles called “chaetae” that cause burning and irritation.

Unfortunately, normal people do not appreciate their beauty and are considered downright creepy. While it may not do the creatures’ justice, your instinct to avoid these creepy crawlers is right on the money. This is because the underwater creature is armed with venom-filled bristles called the “chaetae” that look like harmless beards but can cause irritation and burning when touched.

This specie of fireworms is native in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea but they can also be found in some areas in the West specifically United States to Guyana. They usually camouflage in corals, sand, and mud; and hide underneath stones in rocky or seagrass areas and on some muddy bottoms.


Because of their colorful appearance, some make the mistake of putting bearded fireworms inside aquariums so it is best to share this article to your family and friends to educate them about the dangers of coming in contact with this creature.

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Touch This Assassin Caterpillar And You Will Bleed to Death

The bad news? There’s no antidote for its poison yet.

So caterpillars are generally crawly, harmless creatures that you can easily ignore, right? Well, not THIS caterpillar. Found primarily in Brazil and with a body covered with what looks like miniature trees, the Lonomia obliqua can actually make a person bleed to death just through contact. It's not called the "assassin caterpillar" for nothing.

Each of the spiky branches on this caterpillar's body is coated with deadly venom that enters a person's bloodstream and can cause excessive clotting.

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The Manliest Man Ever Dives Into Ocean to Save 400-Pound Bear From Drowning

Possibly one of the greatest animal rescues ever!

Bears are notoriously difficult and temperamental creatures. In the wild, humans are advised to stay clear of them.

Especially when they’re hungry.


Except for one man who risked his life to save a famished, cranky and semi-tranquilized black bear from drowning in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Adorable German Shepherd Has The Best Reaction to the Wolves of Zootopia Movie

When this German Shepherd Dog hears the song of his people, he does what any sensible dog would do and shows his support.

You've all seen Zootopia, right? Unless you're one of those folks who adamantly refuse to watch kids' animated films, you've probably seen this one. After all, it's fun, family-friendly, and still pretty funny even if you're an adult.

Well, it's not just humans who absolutely loved this film. Because this adorable German shepherd just couldn't help himself when he hears the howling wolves. And as shown in the movie, one howl leads to a chain reaction of subsequent doggie howls!

Watch the video here:

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