The world’s fastest shark is no match for a sack of flaccid hagfish skin

Immense globs of slime are only their second line of defense. A hagfish showing off its skin folds and awful, awful mouthparts. NOAA What’s like a loose, slippery, yet surprisingly tough old sock? You guessed it: hagfish skin. These eel-like sea monsters are arguably some of the grossest creatures alive, and are best known for producing…