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RT : I got to touch slime yesterday, thanks to - a dream come true. It's a weird dream, I admit…
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9 days ago by mshook
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I got to touch slime yesterday, thanks to - a dream come true. It's a weird dream, I admit…
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9 days ago by squidaveo
No One Is Prepared for Hagfish Slime - The Atlantic
It expands by 10,000 times in a fraction of a second, it’s 100,000 times softer than Jell-O, and it fends off sharks and Priuses alike.
hagfish  slime  goop  jello  fish  eel 
5 weeks ago by severin.smith
No One Is Prepared for Hagfish Slime - The Atlantic
At first glance, the hagfish—a sinuous, tubular animal with pink-grey skin and a paddle-shaped tail—looks very much like an eel. Naturalists can tell the two apart because hagfish, unlike other fish, lack backbones (and, also, jaws). For everyone else, there’s an even easier method.
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6 weeks ago by therourke
No One Is Prepared for Hagfish Slime - The Atlantic
"Hagfish produce slime the way humans produce opinions—readily, swiftly, defensively, and prodigiously."
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8 weeks ago by lalabadie
No One Is Prepared for Hagfish Slime
Hagfish produce slime the way humans produce opinions—readily, swiftly, defensively, and prodigiously. They slime when attacked or simply when stressed. On July 14, 2017, a truck full of hagfish overturned on an Oregon highway. The animals were destined for South Korea, where they are eaten as a delicacy, but instead, they were strewn across a stretch of Highway 101, covering the road (and at least one unfortunate car) in slime.

Typically, a hagfish will release less than a teaspoon of gunk from the 100 or so slime glands that line its flanks. And in less than half a second, that little amount will expand by 10,000 times—enough to fill a sizable bucket. Reach in, and every move of your hand will drag the water with it.
biology  hagfish  ocean  sime  materials  slime 
8 weeks ago by zzkt
Your car has just been crushed by hagfish: Frequently Asked Questions | Southern Fried Science
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Your car has just been crushed by hagfish: Frequently Asked Questions
Wait, what?

Earlier today, Oregon State Police reported that a truck carrying a shipment of live hagfish overturned, spilling it’s slimy cargo all over the highway and damaging at least one vehicle."
science  humor  hagfish  2017  oregon  biology  andrewdavidthaler  nature  multispecies  fish  fishing  commercialfishing 
july 2017 by robertogreco
US Navy Synthetically Recreates Biomaterial to Assist Military Personnel
Using e.coli to bulk manufacture hagfish slime proteins, which form as compressed nanothreads that expand into a large area mesh, with properties similar to kevlar.
synthetic  hagfish  slime  biomimicry  protein  thread  network  mesh  expandible  materials  science  research  technology  e.coli  fiber  nanothread  nanofiber  Delicious 
january 2017 by asteroza
In Korea, eel helps beat the heat-INSIDE Korea JoongAng Daily
The alley where gomjangeo is sold at Busan’s Jagalchi Market is still the most vibrant part of the market. There are about 100 merchants on the street grilling eel to order. Some of the oldest storefronts have been there since the Korean War. It costs about 30,000 won for a two-person serving of gomjangeo.

“There are many loyal patrons who have been coming for the past three or four decades,” said Park Bok-sun, who has been serving customers there for 45 years. “It is a bit uncomfortable and l...
korea  eatkorea  southkorea  eel  hagfish  jagalchi  busan  market  gochang 
december 2015 by noodlepie
Hagfish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hagfish are not often eaten, owing to their repugnant looks and sliminess. However the inshore hagfish, found in the Northwest Pacific,[26] is valued as food on the Korean Peninsula. The hagfish is kept alive and irritated by rattling its container with a stick, prompting it to produce slime in large quantities. This slime is used in a similar manner as egg whites in various forms of cookery in the region. The inshore hagfish, known as kkomjangeo (꼼장어) or meokjango (먹장어) in Korean an...
hagfish  eel  korea  southkorea  eatkorea  jagalchi  wikipedia  slime  market  seafood  busan 
december 2015 by noodlepie

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