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Have you heard of Hagfish?

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I accidentally came upon this report about an apocalypse of Hagfish –

How a 3.4-Tonne Nightmare Slime Eel Apocalypse Wrecked a Highway Last Week

A truck carrying 7,500 pounds (3.4 tonnes) of hagfish Рor slime eels Рtipped over while trying to make a stop, tossing containers of slime-covered prehistoric fish all over Highway 101, according to The New York Times.

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These slimy creatures are “hagfish”, or “slime eels”, which produce slime to protect themselves when stressed. They have remained virtually unchanged as a species for the last 300 million years.

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As you can see, the hagfish don’t mess around when producing slime. A “single hagfish can fill a 5-gallon [18.9 litre] bucket with slime, seemingly instantly,” wrote Thaler.

I have never heard of Hagfish, or their slime. But they are fascinating creatures! Only watch this AFTER breakfast please so you can smile nicely.

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Author: thelastfurlong

I'm someone also pounding the Path, just like you.. I'm retired, going into Old Age and loving my life. I'm hoping to remain happy and well for as long as possible. Old Age is not SO bad - yet!

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