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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Hagfish slime is 10 times stronger than steel newatlas.com/hagfish-slim…
Nickelodeon's Iconic Slime Is Made Of Vanilla Pudding, Applesauce, Oatmeal, and Green Food Dye. mentalfloss.com/article/3…
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…
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…
Some people pay to have snails crawl all over their faces and slime them thoroughly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sna…
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…
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
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
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…
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…
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/…
Hampshire College has a Visiting Non-Human Scholar, Physarum Policephalum, a plasmodial slime mold. hampshire.edu/faculty/phy…
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…
While humans only have 2 different genders, different species of slime molds and fungi have more than 500 different genders ryviewpoint.blogspot.com/…
There is such a thing as Dog Vomit Slime Mold personal.psu.edu/sam21/do…
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 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…
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…
Pink Slime is added to 70% of all burger meat sold in the USA. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
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…
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 molds can solve mazes nature.com/nature/journal…
Although the velvet worm is nearly blind, it has two slime cannons that can paralyze its target up to a foot away video.nationalgeographic.…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
After every state stopped using pink slime a few years ago due to high potential for food borne illness, but 7 states have started serving pink slime on their schools again. nydailynews.com/news/nati…
Today I learned of Velvet Worms (Onychophora) a phylum of Invertebrates that have gun-like slime glands that they shoot to catch prey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ony…
Some Slugs practice bondage through producing a Slime Cord to help copulation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slu…
The development team of Splatoon created the sound of a squid diving into ink by repeatedly pounding slime. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spl…
By using bits of food to represent cities, slime molds can form replicas of modern metro systems as it branches out to connect it's food sources. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/84733…
There is an eyeless beetle named after Hitler and there are 3 slime beetles named after members of the Bush administration independent.co.uk/news/wo…
There is a type of mold that commonly grows on garden mulch and looks remarkably similar to puke. It is aptly known as 'Dog Vomit Slime Mold'. pbs.org/newshour/rundown/…
Myxomycetes, a class of slime molds, have a phase in their life cycle in which they form a single gigantic cell with many nuclei and a surface area of up to a square meter botany.hawaii.edu/faculty…
Fireflies eat slugs and their larvae can detect the slime trail of a slug and TRACK IT DOWN fcps.edu/islandcreekes/ec…
The pink slime growing in my shower is a common bacteria that also can also cause disease in coral and silkworms. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ser…
The Nickelodeon "green slime" is actually Canadian en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You…
Snail slime is considered a beauty product intothegloss.com/2014/08/…
Today I learned of the existence of the velvet worm, a sometimes social invertebrate with waterproof skin, which uses slime as a weapon. Most give birth to live young, and they have been around for over 500.000.000 years wired.com/2014/03/the-cre…
Slime mould begins as single celled organisms that may group together and differentiate becoming essentially one multicellular "slug" creature en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
According to professor John Tyler Bonner, slime molds are "no more than a bag of amoebae encased in a thin slime sheath, yet they manage to have various behaviours that are equal to those of animals who possess muscles and nerves with ganglia – that is, simple brains." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sli…
Hagfish use their copious amounts of slime not only as an escape mechanism, but may also to coat the gills of potential predator and prey alike, leading to asphyxiation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hag…
There is a kind of fungus known as 'dog vomit slime mold' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ful…
Some slugs can use their slime to make suspension cords. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slu…
Snail Slime is used in cosmetics, and was used as medicine in the past en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sna…
Velvet worms posses a pair of slime glands, located below their antennae, that squirt a sticky mucus. The milky-white goo covers the victim in a net of slime, immobilizing it for easier eating. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Pink slime was originally used in pet food and cooking oil, and wasn't cleared for human consumption in the US until 2001. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
When Slime Mould is placed near various pieces of food, each in the same ratio of distance from one another as the train stations around the city of Tokyo, the mould will form the same connections between the pieces of food qw the connections between the train stations. youtu.be/0l5VToaoUdY?t=1h…
Slugs mate whist hanging upside-down from their own slime, extending their male organs from behind their heads which then intertwine into a flower like shape.(taken from a reply in r/WTF) youtube.com/watch?v=GSW9k…
Hagfish slime is being used as a model to develop stronger, petroleum-free products news.discovery.com/tech/b…
The green moray eel isn't green... it actually has blue skin. Its protective yellow slime makes it appear green. marinebio.org/species.asp…
Slime mold can solve a number of complex puzzles, including recreating the US highway system popsci.com/science/articl…
Slime mold is harmless to plants and animals and resistant to chemical treatments colostate.edu/Depts/CoopE…
The growth of slime molds help civil engineers map out efficient networks, which was done so in that of the Tokyo metro youtu.be/ya0pEB4y3es?t=1h…
The reason salt is so deadly to slugs is because slugs are made mostly of water, and the osmotic action of the salt dehydrates the slug to death. (This is also why they produce a slime trial--the mucous protects them from the elements) slugoff.co.uk/slug-facts/…
Slime mold can be used to determine the optimal routes for railroad tracks. sciencemag.org/content/32…
Slime Molds are groups of hivemind protists that can solve a maze using chemical democracy thinkorthwim.com/2007/05/…
The original pilot to Mystery Science Theater 3000 ("The Green Slime") never aired on TV. Some MST3K fans consider it a lost episode. mst3k.wikia.com/wiki/The_…
I learned that Moose from You Can't Do That on Television still keeps slime in her fridge heymoose.christinemcglade…
In 2008, 19 Bald Eagles Died in Alaska After Diving into Fish Slime and drowning. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Hagfish slime is "used in a similar manner as egg whites in various forms of cookery" on the Korean peninsula en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hag…
Slime mold can solve a maze sciencebuddies.org/scienc…
Some slime molds can solve mazes and design efficient metro networks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phy…
There is a slime bug named after Dick Cheney and another for Darth Vader en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aga…
A Hagfish uses copious amounts of slime to choke potential predators while they attempt to eat them. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
A sustainable alternative to oil-based polymers may come from fish slime uoguelph.ca/news/2012/10/…
Pink slime is leftover beef that is put in a centrifuge, exposed to ammonia, then sold as ground beef en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
The hag fish can create copious amounts of slime to escape a predator. youtube.com/watch?v=NYRr_…

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