When it comes to big things even small things have big versions of themselves. Sometimes the big version of the small thing can be mind boggling massive. Take for instance the earth worm. Normally only a relatively small subterranean animal, they can often grow to considerable length. In fact, there’s a species of worm from South Africa that grow to an average of 1.8 m (6 feet) long. Now that’s fairly big by any means, but it doesn’t come close to the longest worm ever recorded.
The longest worm ever recorded also came from South Africa, and is of the same species. In 1967 a South African earthworm was discovered on the side of the road that measured an eye gouging 6.7 m (22 feet) in length.