You do not become a forest-floor-creeping mollusk on good looks alone; to crawl effectively, you need something with which to lubricate your wriggling, slimy, slithering self. Mucus, secreted in abundance from your entire body, is just the ticket. But slug slime is good for a lot more than whole-body lubrication.

In this installment of Deep Look, the folks at KQED Science explore a few of the lesser-known utilities of slug slime, a liquid crystal ooze that shares numerous physical properties with the gunk you carry around in your sinuses. It's a great episode. Come for the weird slime facts, stay for the HD footage of slugs in motion.


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