Q: When is the best moment to come across a slimy, disgusting creepy-crawler?
A: Many of you instantly thought "never," but you're dead wrong. Why's that? The correct answer is "any moment but the following ones."
4 Aquarium Workers Clean Tank, Find Giant Worm Living There for a Decade
For years, workers at an aquarium shop in the U.K. noticed that fish tended to disappear from a particular tank but didn't think much of it, possibly chalking this up to Finding Nemo-style breakouts. After the tank sprang a leak, employees emptied this microcosmic Bermuda Triangle and solved the mystery. But they probably wished they didn't -- they found a freakishly large bobbit worm lurking under a heavy rock. Turns out they'd been unknowingly sacrificing fish to this beast for 10 years.
"Release me now or suffer later, mortals."
At a pants-poopingly scary 3.5 feet long, the bobbit worm likely hid inside the rock when it was being installed in the tank and from there began its decade of preying on fish unnoticed. Adding to the sense of WTF was the fact that the creature broke into three pieces after removing the rock, only one of which actually died -- the headless middle portion began moving around the tank in response to shrimp. It's unclear if the worm will now live up to its name and get its missing part reattached, then go on to appear on talk shows and in baffling pornos.