Why is slime, specifically snot-like green slime of the "I've-been-slimed!" variety, so endlessly fascinating? This impressively detailed article traces the history and lasting appeal of the gloriously gross substance, from Dr. Seuss to the Ghostbusters, Ninja Turtles to Nickelodeon, and beyond.

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I had slime in the 70s. Like I actually spent money on it and everything.

I don't really remember why. Just, we did.