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Old 14 July 2017, 05:06 PM
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Default Truck full of hagfish overturns on US 101, dousing sedan with slithering sea creature

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In a scene straight out of your nightmares, a truck full of "slime eels" lost its load Thursday on U.S. 101, causing a five-car crash, dousing sedans with goo and sending sea creatures slithering across vehicles and the highway.

Technically, the fish were not eels, but hagfish, which have a skull but no jaw or spine and they secrete slime when distressed, earning them the nickname "slime eels."
Technically, hagfish aren't actually fish but a more primative type of chordate.

Technically, that's incredibly disgusting and I'm glad I wasn't involved.
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Old 14 July 2017, 06:11 PM
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I am wonderings about the reaction of the driver of the car.
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How do I clean it off?

Hagfish slime is quite dense, you can scoop it off your vehicle.

And the slime that’s all over me?

Tie yourself into an overhand knot and then squeeze you head backwards around your torso. That’s what they do.

No, seriously.

No idea. Hagfish slime is so tough and dense that scientists are looking into using it to create natural lycra. You’re probably best just throwing your clothes out.
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My automobile is full of eels.

I will not buy this record. It is scratched.
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Old 16 July 2017, 03:06 PM
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Dear God, TGG, it was, "My hovercraft is full of eels."

Hand in your geek card, you shall forever more hence be known as, TallGirl, aka TG.
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Old 16 July 2017, 03:15 PM
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But this accident did not involve hovercraft so TSGG modified the line to be more appropriate.
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I guess I'm a geek, or maybe just a Monty Python fan
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Old 16 July 2017, 03:33 PM
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But this accident did not involve hovercraft so TSGG modified the line to be more appropriate.
Yes, but who is TSGG?
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Tall Smart Geeky Girl?
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