'Slime Eels' Explode on Highway After Bizarre Traffic Accident

On Thursday afternoon, a photograph of a car trailing a massive stream of snot and also possibly eels began appearing on Twitter. It was a horror show — and the people had questions. Like, what in the world happened? And does insurance cover slime damage? Fortunately, the Oregon State Police and marine biologist Andrew David Thaler had answers. (Thaler’s were considerately assembled in an on-point FAQ entitled “Your car has just been crushed by hagfish: Frequently Asked Questions.”) WHAT HAPPENED HERE?It looks like the eels burned their way out of the car pic.twitter.com/QR9wmI6N74— Brian (@pdx_mavs) July 13, 2017 It turns out, the eel-like creatures are not, in fact, eels. They’re Pacific hagfish — primitive jawless fish that... Continue reading…

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Fri 14 Jul 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

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The images seem as though they were lifted from some horror show in which alien creatures paralyze highways and melt cars wherever they fall. In a stranger-than-fiction twist, something quite ...

Mon 17 Jul 17 from Inhabitat

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