A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon.

Four worms were placed into four separate jars.

The first worm was put into a container of alcohol.

The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke.

The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup.

The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil.

At the conclusion of the sermon, the Minister reported the following results:

The first worm in alcohol . .. . Dead

The second worm in cigarette smoke . . .Dead

Third worm in chocolate syrup . . . . Dead

Fourth worm in good clean soil . . .Alive

So the Minister asked the congregation, “What did you learn from this demonstration?”

Maxine was sitting in the back, quickly raised her hand and said, “If you drink, smoke and eat chocolate, you won’t have worms.”

That pretty much ended the service.

Today is International Disturbed People’s Day.

Please send an encouraging message to a disturbed friend…

Just as I’ve done.

28 thoughts on “Worms”

  1. That’s funny. When I was in survival school, a couple of guys were trying to catch some fish. Not Large Mouth Bass, Catfish or German Brown Trout. Little fish called shad, so small you could easily fit three or four in your palm.

    I watched these guys for a while, they weren’t catching anything because the hook was too big for the fishes mouth. I asked where they got their worms and they pointed to some good soil. Very quickly I had a handful of worms, I washed them off and ate them while my buddies kept trying to fish.

    They were soft and gummy but not bad to eat, especially when you haven’t eaten anything in a couple of days.

      1. In a survival situation I don’t mind eating something that is still moving, but I like my sushi dead.

        By the way, if you ever eat a grasshopper split it open along the thorax. It isn’t near as crunchy.

  2. Because killing innocent creatures by suffocating them slowly in various substances to prove some misbegotten point is always good…if you’re doing it “for god”.

    People sicken me.

  3. Peggy, as an elementary school principal, had an annual reading contest. The kids would challenge her to do something. If they reached the goal she would have to do it. The kids went for things like Sumo wresting, pie in the face, dunk tank, etc. One year they decided Peggy would have to eat worms: one sautéed, one deep-fried and one alive. The kids reached the goal and Peggy performed the deed, in front of 1000 students and their teachers. And yes, she dutifully downed the big, fat, juicy, wriggling one. –Curt

    1. Hey, Debra, are you staying dry? Anyways, there’s plenty of these kind of things going around in emails. I just thought this one brought a smile to my face so I changed it just a tad. Who knows who made this up!

  4. Great post. I know it’s not relevant, but I have worms on the brain at the moment as they breed under the bark of the logs I am drying for the stove. I can’t bear the idea of putting anything live on the fire, so I spent hours rescuing worms (and spider and weevils of all sorts). Maybe I’m disturbed.

    1. OMGoddness, Hilary. You are one sweet person. Indeed, your father would be so happy! And if that makes you disturbed, I would like to join you! I hope your new Stive is working well for you over yonder!

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