I write at length about the hagfish in The Big Book of Gross Stuff. To that, I’ll add a disgusting tidbit about these slimy creatures that I just saw on Ugly Overload:
[Hagfish] eat through their skin. Seriously: their skin actually absorbs nutrients faster than their intestines.
Bonus Fun Fact: October 20th is Hagfish Day.
Photo by Tamara Frank for Science Insider,
illlustration by Russell Miller
for The Big Book of Gross Stuff.