DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm David Greene. Deep in the Pacific Ocean lies a thing that should not be.
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "THE THING THAT SHOULD NOT BE")
METALLICA: (Singing) He watches, lurking beneath the sea.
GREENE: Scientists discovered this colorless, eyeless creature - kind of like a worm. It dwells in metallic environments, and naturally, they named it after the band Metallica, which responded in a statement that it was an honor - quote, "We've made it into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and now we're a crustacean."
(SOUNDBITE OF METALLICA SONG, "THE THING THAT SHOULD NOT BE")
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