Hagfish were being transported to South Korea where they are eaten as a delicacy, but instead covered the car and road in slime. Hagfish slime expands by 10,000 times in a fraction of a second. It is 100,000 times softer than Jell-O. Hagfish produce slime when attacked or stressed. theatlantic.com/science/a…
A common variety of slime mold (which is comprised of many single cell organisms) is capable of solving mazes and having preferences. To accomplish this, the slime mold is believed to use a form of democratic-ranked-choice voting discovermagazine.com/mind…
Today I learned about "Star Jelly", a strange jelly or slime that sometime appears on earth in the morning before disappearing or dissolving. Science has not explanation of this phenomenon. (Fixed link) futurism.com/strange-unex…
Wikipeida have tried to adopt a mascot. Suggestions have been a monkey behind a typewriter, an amoeba, Cliff Clavin (from Cheers), The Thinker, an owl, slime mold, termites. The most common mascot is the anime influenced Wikipie-Tan, a Moe personification of the site. She's still unofficial. meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/W…
The "pink slime" that sometimes grows in bathrooms isn't a mold, it's actually an airborne bacterium called *Serratia marcescens* that feeds on soap, hence why it thrives in bathtubs. huffpost.com/entry/pink-s…
, that hagfish slime expands by 10,000 times in a fraction of a second, it is 100,000 times softer than Jell-O, and can fend off sharks theatlantic.com/science/a…
Velvet worms are segmented panarthropods with stubby feet that subdue their prey by squirting a sticky, quick-hardening slime (like silly string) from a pair of glands on their heads. Once their prey is ensnared, the velvet worm bites into it, injecting digestive saliva to liquefy the insides. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ony…
Today I learned about Slime Molds, single-cell organisms that can group together in tough times and form a slug-like creature which can crawl to sunlight and transform further into a plant nytimes.com/2011/10/04/sc…
The instinctual dislike of highly rank-oriented individuals who are pleasant to superiors and unpleasant to inferiors is measured and has a name - The Slime Effect researchgate.net/publicat…
Scientists put slime mold onto a model of a map of Tokyo, with food representing urban centers. After a day, it created a network almost identical to Tokyo’s actual rail network. Human designers created that network to be as efficient as possible; slime mold did the same, but without a brain theatlantic.com/science/a…
The famous Nickelodeon green slime was developed by accident. The first show to use slime, "You Can't Do That on Television", had a sketch planned where food would be dumped on a cast member. Filming was delayed, and the leftovers turned green, slimy, and moldy. They were still used. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You…
Today I learned of Physarum polycephalum, a slime mould that is able to solve computational problems, and shows other intelligent behaviours en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phy…
Nickelodeon's Iconic Slime Is Made Of Vanilla Pudding, Applesauce, Oatmeal, and Green Food Dye. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
Hagfish slime is 10 times stronger than steel newatlas.com/hagfish-slim…
The oldest mummies in the world are turning into black slime. Over 100 Chinchorro mummies found near the Atacama Desert in Chile are turning gelatinous due to bacterial growth associated with increasing humidity. The mummies date to ~5000 BC huffingtonpost.in/entry/m…
Okra pods are known as β€œmucilaginous,” which results in a slimy or gooey mouthfeel when cooked. This β€œmucilage” or slime contains soluble fiber that can be digested sustainablefoodcenter.org…
The viscosity of Ketchup changes under stress, which is the reason why hitting and shaking the bottle makes it flow smoothly. Other examples of these so called "Non-Newtonian Fluids" are Flubber (slime) and plant resin. comsol.de/blogs/non-newto…
Today I learned that snail secretion is commonly used in beauty products. The process of harvesting the slime traditionally harmed the snails but Simone SampΓ² has developed a method of collecting the secretions by a process of 'pleasuring' the snails. youtube.com/watch?v=ac_iW…
While Atsushi Tero was studying the ability of slime molds to recongeal, he made a small biological model of Tokyo. When the slime molds reformed, they followed a path almost exactly similar to the Tokyo subway. technovelgy.com/ct/Scienc…
Some people pay to have snails crawl all over their faces and slime them thoroughly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sna…
Banana slug slime is not technically a solid or a liquid, but a liquid crystal en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban…
Brainless slime molds are capable of making complex intelligent decisions and always find the optimal path towards their goal youtu.be/olCEGsKWQ3c
Fuligo Septica is a species of plasmodial slime mold, which is easily transferred by wind and often grows on compost or bark is AKA DOG VOMIT mold or SCRAMBLED EGG slime mold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ful…
When placed on maps using food sources as cities, slime molds have almost perfectly replicated major train systems in Europe, the USA, Tokyo, and Canada. scientificamerican.com/ar…
Slime mold grew a network similar to the Tokyo Rail system - we can learn about efficient networks and routes from mold! wired.com/2010/01/slime-m…
The ideal patterns used by slime mold to connect oat flakes, which were placed to resemble urban centers, is almost identical to the rail network surrounding Tokyo. technovelgy.com/ct/Scienc…
Slime mold is an amoeba that group together forming a multicellular structure to find food with staggering intelligence for a no-brain organism. Slime molds haven been known to solve math problems, find the most efficient way to food, remember it and even anticipate periodic, regulated changes youtu.be/mOI-JlNcDVs
That, for people that have used a flip phone for a long period of time, the brain associates number combinations with the respective words that they would make on the keypad. For instance, 54323 ("Love" in German) elicits positive feelings - while 7245346 (Slime) does the opposite. journals.sagepub.com/doi/…
A Japanese scientist made a replica of Tokyo using oat flakes to represent population centers and bright light to represent mountains, water, and other obstacles on a dish. When he placed a living slime mold in the model, it created a network that resembled Tokyo's rail system. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sli…
Hampshire College has a Visiting Non-Human Scholar, Physarum Policephalum, a plasmodial slime mold. hampshire.edu/faculty/phy…
While humans only have 2 different genders, different species of slime molds and fungi have more than 500 different genders ryviewpoint.blogspot.com/…
Despite their name, Slime Moulds, are not Fungi. In fact, the most characteristic structure of a slime mould is a plasmodium – a giant amoeba that moves around slowly in decaying organic matter or the soil, eating bacteria and other tiny particles of organic matter. website.nbm-mnb.ca/mycolo…
Some types of slime mold can solve simple problems such as the shortest path problem. It also shows signs of memory. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phy…
The "Double Dare" host and crew "laughed their asses off" when Nickelodeon marketed "Gak" toy slime (named after the "Double Dare" crew's nickname for their show's ever-present slime) as the word "gak" was actually a street term for heroin. littlevillagemag.com/marc…
Physarum polycephalum, a common yellow slime mold, has over 500 different sexes! dragonflyissuesinevolutio…
The first use of "Nickelodeon green slime" was actually green mold growing atop a bucket of "cafeteria slop," dumped on a kid during an episode of "You Can't Do That on Television." splitsider.com/2012/03/so…
The reason maggots can be used to clean wounds is because their secretions kills off the bacteria that causes infection, thus eliminating the competition for food. "Maggot Slime" is currently being studied as a possible solution to antibiotic resistance. msn.com/en-us/video/baske…
Pink Slime is added to 70% of all burger meat sold in the USA. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
There is such a thing as Dog Vomit Slime Mold personal.psu.edu/sam21/do…
Slime mold automatically makes the most efficient passages between nutrients, and they look just like the Tokyo subway system when given the same pattern of points. wired.com/wiredscience/20…
The tendons of the Alien's jaws from Alien (1979) were made from shredded condoms, and the slime/saliva from KY Jelly. news.com.au/entertainment…
Slime molds will aggregate to form 'slugs' that migrate towards foods, form networks resembling the Tokyo rail network and will reunite if separated en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sli…
Slime Moulds practise agriculture and are the world's smallest farmers, husbanding their bacterial 'crops' much as some ant species farm fungus. nature.com/news/2011/1101…
A man named Atsushi Tero grew the slime mold Physarum polycephalum in a flat wet dish arranged in the shape of the city of Tokyo. He then used bright light to simulate obstacles in the dish and the slime mold efficiently focused on connected branches that resembled the Tokyo metro system. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sli…
Although the velvet worm is nearly blind, it has two slime cannons that can paralyze its target up to a foot away video.nationalgeographic.…
Slime molds can solve mazes nature.com/nature/journal…
Physarum Polycephalum, a brainless slime mold, is able to solve the Shortest Path problem & the NP-hard Steiner minimum tree problem and also exhibits some form of memory en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phy…
There was a two-part Goosebumps parody series called Gooflumps and was written under the pen name R. U. Slime. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
Today I learned about Myxogastria, a group of slime molds that can have macroscopic cells (cells individually visible to the naked eye) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myx…
Hagfish can produce up to 20 liters of slime when attacked. Scientist try to use this slime-forming protein as a alternative for synthetics and for medical purposes. bbc.com/news/magazine-219…

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