I jumped the gun claiming the video of an ‘unknown life form’ clinging to the walls of a sewer line was not only viral marketing, but viral marketing for DISTRICT 9. Turns out the video is A) 100% real and b) still without unanimous identification.
The original YouTube user that posted the video has since pulled it (though one can still find it), but io9 have done the round up and discovered that the sewer line in question is privately operated and outside of the City of Raleigh’s control. Furthermore, there is a split in the scientific community as to what exactly the pulsating sac of insomnia is.
Me? I’m going with the larval stage of the trash compactor monster from Star Wars.