What worm?

dubai, United Arab Emirates

What worm is it. We found it on our dried soil like this. We put it in water and it floats.. Is it alive?

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Minot, ND

It's a millipede (class Diplopoda). Ones like this specimen are harmless scavengers on decomposing organic matter. It appears to be dead.

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