March 2, 2011

The Hagfish Motto: "Love the skin you're in!"

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.
Oh my!
Bonus Fun Fact: October 20th is Hagfish Day.

illlustration by Russell Miller 
for The Big Book of Gross Stuff.

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