15 Facts We Never Knew We Didn’t Know
There’s a lot of interesting things we humans have made using the most disgusting, vile, and rank substances found in animal byproducts. Whale vomit is made into perfume, bacteria colonies make kombucha, and sea snail goo is turned into a brilliant purple dye fit for royalty.
What’s weirder than the positive properties of the viscous fluid of a certain gastropod, is the fact that at some point an ancient person took the slimy son-of-a-gun, squeezed the mucous glands, and then kept the slug-syrup in the off chance it would prove useful (probably to be sold as a homeopathic remedy to cure haunted bones). Luckily, such early-civilization psychopaths existed so we don’t have to run a bunch of meaningless mollusc research, and reap the benefits in our purple clothes drinking kombucha and smelling great.
We promise if you continue reading, you’ll learn about more than just Gak wrung from bottom-feeders - but be warned, it’s there.