221,241 views | Noah R. Bressman and Douglas Fudge • TED-Ed
The world's slimiest animal
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 Douglas Fudge investigate. [Directed by Denys Spolitak, narrated by Jack Cutmore-Scott, music by Jarrett Farkas].