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  • It's your first day as a spice miner on the desert planet of Arrakis and it's not long before you feel the telltale rumbles of something big coming your way.

  • Hope you studied that employee handbook instead of just leafing through it because now you're taking on a dune sand worm here on earth.

  • There's something called the Mongolian death worm, which is rumored to exist somewhere in the deserts of Mongolia.

  • While this is without a doubt, a mythological animal, its qualities are quite terrifying.

  • It's said to reach up to three ft in length and prey on small animals.

  • Those some worms are said to grow big enough to hunt men.

  • They move through the desert sand at surprising speed and pop out of the sand to ambush their unwary prey.

  • If that's not enough, they can also spit poison up to two dozen feet.

  • And if you're unlucky enough to inhale it or get it into your open mouth or perhaps an open wound, you'll be dead in hours.

  • Fighting it off is no easy feat either.

  • As the Mongolian death worm features a leathery hide thick enough to deflect arrows and even if you manage to back it into a corner, it'll just dive under the sand and swim away using its body to undulate through the sand like water.

  • Now take the Mongolian death worm removed the poison spit and multiply its size by a factor of about 1000 and you've got yourself a dune sand worm much like Mongolian death worms and the monsters from Tremors dune worms are attracted to vibrations.

  • The sand they inhabit is an excellent medium for transporting the vibrations of prey animals a good distance and a very delicate collection of sensory organs along the body of the sand worm can pick up these delicate vibrations.

  • How sensitive is a sand worm to vibrations?

  • Well, the rhythmic pounding of human feet, walking or running is enough to lure in a massive adult sand worm from miles away.

  • That's why your first step to defeat a sand worm is to do as the freemen, the native Iraqi Ines, and walk without rhythm.

  • If you're white male, you're probably ahead of the game and having no rhythm.

  • So translate your dance floor failure into your normal locomotion.

  • But how does one walk without rhythm?

  • Try and alternate the timing of your steps, taking small, random pauses that themselves last for random amount of times.

  • Your best bet is to try and simulate what Iraq being blown in the wind might sound like to a worm.

  • Random, chaotic and unpredictable sand worms grow to astonishing lengths, with some specimens recorded at 450 m in length.

  • However, reports of worms coming in at 1000 m in length along the southern desert poles of rockets are also common.

  • What is known is that even these 1000 m long sand worms aren't canon because there's at least one cannon sand worm that's much much bigger than that in the book dune, a sand worm with a mouth whose diameter is twice the size of a harvester factories described earlier, we learned that these mobile factories are 120 m long.

  • That means that the largest recorded sand worm must be miles in length to accommodate a mouth that size.

  • So your first step in defeating a sand worm is do nothing at all.

  • An animal that size even one described as 450 m in length, simply could not survive on a planet with gravity anywhere near comparable to earth at such extreme size as any animal would collapse and be crushed under its own weight here on earth.

  • Blue whales, the largest animal known to have ever existed, tapout edges 33 m and that's with the help of water to support its bodyweight, Sandy's basically just failed rock, so it's not gonna help a sand worm bear the massive weight of its own physiology just stand still and the worm will literally crush itself to death.

  • The problem with big animals is that as you increase their size, their mass increases cubic li or by a power of three, while muscles and bones which support all that mass only grow by a power of two.

  • If you want to start making ridiculously large animals, most of that animal's mass better be devoted to muscles and bones to support it, which doesn't leave a lot of room for other biologically important things.

  • Also, as you scale up the animal's mass more and more of that muscle and bone is needed to support all of its well, muscle and bone eventually you have a gigantic animal that can't move.

  • It's sort of like a problem with space rockets.

  • The more fuel you carry, the more fuel you need to lift the fuel off the ground, at least the dune worm is on the right track by choosing to be a non mammal.

  • Mammal's Expend a great deal of energy just staying warm, which is why land mammals simply can't grow too extreme sizes.

  • At some point, you're wasting more energy heating a massive body than you could ever take in.

  • But fine.

  • Let's pretend the laws of physics work different on Iraq.

  • How in the world are you going to defeat this massive animal first?

  • Killing a sand worm needs to be a pretty thorough affair.

  • Their massive bodies are segmented which allows him to undulate efficiently and thus propel themselves through the sand.

  • However, like many real worms, sand worms have incredible resiliency.

  • If you destroy part of a sand worm, the surviving part can simply wriggle away and continue living.

  • In fact, according to the frame and native inhabitants of Iraqis, if you could somehow chop a sand worm up into each individual segment, each of those segments could continue to live independently.

  • Now, real life biology has something to say about that, but it's believable that a sand worm could lose a sizable portion of its body and the surviving portion would continue living.

  • So to kill a sand worm, you need to kill the entire thing.

  • You can forget all about regular explosives here because even a modern U.

  • S.

  • Air force moab or mother of all bombs isn't going to be big enough to do the job.

  • While the Russians claim to have a faux ab that's even larger than the U.

  • S.

  • Is moab, their claims haven't been verified by western analysts.

  • What we do know is that the moab packs £18,700 of explosives and the results well they speak for themselves targeting terrorist forces hiding in underground tunnels.

  • The moab dropped in 2017 is said to have killed 94 militants.

  • However, the moab is an airburst weapon not designed to penetrate into the ground itself.

  • Therefore, in your battle against the sand form, you need to strike when the worm is above ground since the worms never fully exit the ground.

  • Even while traveling killing a sand worm this way isn't gonna do the trick.

  • However, with a significant amount of its body incinerated, it might just be enough to leave you alone.

  • Given that nobody has seen the rear end of one of these worms though, there's no telling that it might not have a second mouth back there and bring that mouth to bear on you in response to blowing up its front half of the body.

  • In that case we recommend having a second moab.

  • You might think nuclear weapons would do the trick.

  • They are, after all, the most devastating weapons ever invented by man.

  • Nukes.

  • However, have much the same problem as the moab.

  • They aren't particularly good at destroying things underground.

  • Now some deep penetration munitions have been developed to take out enemy underground bases and bunkers.

  • But these rely on collapsing the man made tunnels and cavities that house the facilities not actually incinerating or destroying them.

  • With the explosive blast collapsing the sand around a sand worm is really not doing much if close enough to the explosion.

  • The resulting shockwave would certainly cause some serious damage to a sand worms body.

  • But with the massive size of these animals and the biological redundancies inherent to them, odds are very much in favor of them surviving sand and rock can do an exceptional job at suppressing explosive blasts.

  • Which is why underground test of nuclear weapons were still allowed long after above ground tests were banned.

  • You're also going to have another problem with the nuclear option in doing nukes are extremely illegal in the dune universe.

  • After a devastating war against intelligent ai in which nuclear weapons obliterated life on at least two planets.

  • Nukes were made illegal under the threat of complete planetary annihilation.

  • That's right.

  • If kim jong un tried to pull one of his nuclear stunts in the dune universe, he'd get the whole planet glassed in response.

  • The militaries of the Empire do maintain nuclear stockpiles but only in case they ever encounter a hostile alien species that also uses nuclear weapons.

  • Humans using nukes against other humans has a strict zero tolerance policy in the dune universe.

  • Now we're not recommending that you go ahead and get an entire planet turned to glass, but a nuclear weapon wouldn't be completely useless against the sand worm.

  • You'd have to get it inside the worm for it to be effective and even then it would have to move through a significant portion of its digestive system until it was nearly at the midpoint.

  • We know that sand worm sift the sand that they travel through the way whales do in our ocean, eating up inorganic particles and plant like creatures known as sand plankton.

  • They sift everything that they can intake in their massive mouths, expelling it out their rear end.

  • So given time your nuke would manage to make it to a point where if it exploded, it would destroy both halves of the animal attracting the sand worm to your nuke feast is pretty easy.

  • Sand worms can eat almost literally anything and regularly eat up vehicles and mining installations that they come across.

  • Often they mistake these sources of human activity as the vibrations of another smaller sand worm, which is primarily a prey item and they gobble them up from below.

  • Just set up a few of the frame and thumpers, devices that emit rhythmic pulses and lure in your sand worm to gobble up your new.

  • However, there's another much dumber way to kill a sand worm that's with water, much like m night shyamalan space aliens, sand worms have a lethal reaction to water.

  • Too much of it can actually poison them by.

  • Well, to be honest, it really doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

  • Somehow water intake causes a sand worms metabolism to spin completely out of control.

  • So in that famous scene at the end of june where the freemen are celebrating their freedom by unleashing all the water and they're underground reservoirs, which somehow makes it rain there, also killing every sand worm on the planet.

  • And coincidentally, there's single best weapons against the armies of House Harkonnen.

  • Listen, we don't make the dumb rules, we just tell you why they're dumb.

  • So given the extreme lethality of water to sand worms, may be your best bet in defeating a mighty sand worm is just to rent a single fire truck.

  • The lethality of water to a sand worm is so extreme.

  • Per official sources that even this relatively small amount in comparison, even a small sand worms mask should be enough to kill it.

  • Now, if it'll kill the worm right away or at least fast enough to stop you from getting swallowed up, we're not exactly sure what we do know is that you'll at least be generating a fortune's worth of the famous water of life, which is a sand worm, Water mixture that the fremen used to turn people into space, which is of course you don't want to touch the stuff yourself because the untrained will basically die a horrible, agonizing death.

  • Your best bet to defeat a sand worm, though, is to fight it long before it had a chance to become an adult.

  • While in their larval stage stand, worms are nothing more than tiny animals known as sand trout's no bigger than a fingernail.

  • At this point, merely stepping on one is enough to destroy a threat that will one day become over a mile long, with a mouth big enough to swallow an entire mining vessel hole.

  • Now go check out you versus Zeno morph or click this other video instead.

It's your first day as a spice miner on the desert planet of Arrakis and it's not long before you feel the telltale rumbles of something big coming your way.

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You vs Dune Worm - Could You Defeat and Survive It (Dune Movie)

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/11/19
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