The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out

When I was a kid riding buses back and forth to school or to football or basketball games, we’d keep ourselves entertained and probably drive the bus drivers crazy with all sorts of silly songs from “99 Bottles of Beer On The Wall” to  what we called “The Worms Song” – which I’ve since learned (from Wikipedia) was actually known as “The Hearse Song”.

The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out,
The worms play pinochle on your snout,
They eat your eyes, they eat your nose,
They eat the jelly between your toes.
A big green worm
Crawls in your stomach and out your sides.
Your stomach turns a slimy green,
And pus pours out like whipping cream.
You’ll spread it on a slice of bread,
And this is what you eat when you are dead.

Kind of gross eh?

Well…fast-forward almost 50 years and speaking of worms, scientists report that mealworms can biodegrade Styrofoam and other types of plastic in their gut. The findings could potentially lead to new methods to tackle the growing problem of plastic pollution, according to researchers.

Watch the thoroughly fascinating video here: