Never drink water again. Or never drink water for as long as humanly possible. Or fine, drink water, but make sure you watch out for these disgusting little red worms that have somehow dug their way through inside a water filtering system in the US state of Oklahoma. Those red worms were found in the tap water of a small town. Yikes.
Right now, residents of Colcord, Oklahoma, have been asked to not drink water, not use it to brush their teeth and not use it to prepare food. But! Taking showers and other activities are OK, because who doesn’t like bathing with itty-bitty curly red worms. Gross.
But all is OK! Apparently, red worms popping up in water isn’t a health risk. Erin Hatfield, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, told the AP that “there are no adverse health effects with the red worms”. Alan Roberson, Director of Federal Relations for the American Water Works Association, said: “Red worms are considered a nuisance organism but not a health risk.”