WONDER #2535: What are Zombie Worms?

Question 1 of 3

The scientific name for zombie worms is...

  1. Desmodontinae
  2. Osedax
  3. Ophiocordyceps unilateralis
  4. Plesiometa argyra

Question 2 of 3

What is the BEST evidence that humans are unlikely to be threatened by zombie worms?

  1. “Currently, the oldest evidence of the presence of zombie worms is a 30 million-year-old whale bone.”
  2. “It seems that animals have been eating each other’s remains for most of Earth’s history.”
  3. “These unique creatures don’t much resemble their stumbling namesake”
  4. “Zombie worms live deep in the ocean, up to 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) below the surface.”

Question 3 of 3

This Wonder was mostly about...

  1. zombie worms, which feed on the bones of dead whales.
  2. evidence that zombies are real.
  3. various animals that feed on each other’s remains.
  4. why more people should be aware of the threat posed by zombie worms.

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