A fisherman told me a strange story... Answered
Ok, a couple years ago I was trying to catch some worms for fishing. I tried looking everywhere, but to no luck.
I finally went the easy route, and walked to the local fish and tackle store in order to purchase a dozen worms.
I was at the counter, ready to pay for the worms, when the old man there said, "well, you're pretty young. Why don't you catch your own worms instead of buying them?". I said that I had tried, but failed.
At this point, he proceeded to tell me a ludicrous story of how he, as a kid, would stick a pitchfork in the ground after a rain, twang it back and forth, and the worms would all go to the surface (where he would pick em up and put them in a can)
I figured he was just pulling my leg, but I tried it anyway. And what do you know? it works like a charm!
Why does it work?