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2011-06-03 05:45:00

Researchers unearth deepest-living animal ever found A team of researchers has discovered two species of a worm, living deeper than any other known animal on the planet, where experts previously believed no animal except single-cell bacteria could survive. The discovery of Halicephalobus mephisto, a new species of worm, and a previously known species, Plectus aquatilis, were discovered 2.2 miles below the surface in a South African gold mine thriving in sultry 118-degree Fahrenheit water...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'