Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Ze Mongolian Death Worm

If we disappear somewhere in Mongolia, we may have met this creature. Supposedly it has the ability "to spew forth a yellow poison that is lethal on contact" and can also kill you at a distance by means of electric discharge". The color yellow is said to attract it and it's local name is llghoi which means "blood filled intestine worm".

This is not just an astonishingly disgusting name, but also a remarkably compact one. Apparently the Mongolian language can squeeze into six letters what the English language needs four whole words for. Rather remarkable, really.

Anyway, let's just say I won't be bringing any yellow clothes.

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