It oozes between your fingers when you pick it up, yet doesn’t stick to your skin. It comes in a variety of colors, and no one will ever regret buying it. (Maybe Lea will) This article will tell you all about why slime is a DREAM.
Handmade slime is fun to play with, but in the natural world, slime production can play a critical role in an animal's health and well-being. Actually, slimy mucous cocoons protect some fish from parasites, and humans produce a fair amount of mucus ourselves — over a liter per day — which lubricates our nasal cavities, traps contaminants and can be an indicator of health.
And slime can have therapeutic qualities too, and not just because it's oddly soothing to knead and shape with your hands, as Live Science writers demonstrated in the video. A new study showed that an artificial adhesive inspired by slug slime could patch together wounds in wet tissue! Wow!