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Earthworm Suicide.

People have wondered for years why earthworms appear to commit suicide by crawling onto pavement or into swimming pools. I think the best theory is that vibrations disturb the worms. The mass suicides related to rain probably are caused by the vibrations of thunder and lightning, and there probably is no way to stop this behavior. Some gardeners have reported similar experiences where diesel engines and pumps are running.

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