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Hagfish Day

October 18

Hagfish mouth.
Hagfish mouth.

Happy Hagfish Day!

Hagfish are widely believed to be one of the world’s ugliest living creatures, made even more repugnant by their production of viscous slime as a defense mechanism. Hagfish Day aims to promote understanding that in nature, beauty isn’t everything – and that in fact, the Hagfish is a highly evolved and specialised creature worthy of respect. Hagfish Day is the third Wednesday of every October.

So ugly it's beautiful? Doubtful for the hagfish, considered to be one of the grossest animals in the world.
So ugly it’s beautiful? Doubtful for the hagfish, considered to be one of the grossest animals in the world.
 

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October 18
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