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Fish got haggard

17th Oct, 2012 | Posted by in Blog
Fish got haggard

Have you ever seen a hagfish? Thankfully I’ve only been submitted to the unsavoury experience via video, and that was quite enough. 

If you don’t know what a hagfish is, here’s a definiton fresh from the dictionary: a primitive jawless marine vertebrate with a slimy eellike body, a slitlike mouth surrounded by barbels, and a rasping tongue used for feeding on dead or dying fish.

Sounds like an ex-girlfriend of mine.

Anyway, something that the dictionary doesn’t mention is that it exudes a strange slime that gums up the gills of hungry predators, which can also be used as a cheap but difficult to obtain alternative to Silly Putty by fun-loving scientists. Check it out on YouTube.

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Rich Sutherland

Rich is a copywriter and social media manager who loves writing about random things in his spare time. Between weekly posts for Days of the Year, he can be found on his blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. He also writes short stories within 140 characters on his @tinyweefiction channel. If you see him in the street, make sure to wave (he's 6'4" with glasses, a beard and rockabilly hair - can't miss him).
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