Discover the extraordinary capabilities of hagfish, the slime-producing fish that has survived on Earth for over 300 million years.
In 2017, a truck screeched to a halt. One of its containers slid off, hit a car, and spilled its contents— thousands of kilograms of hagfish. The result of this accident was an absolute mess: the highway was coated in a thick slime that took the fire department 7 hours to clear. How did these creatures create this stupendous supply of slime? Noah R. Bressman and DouglasFudge investigate.
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