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Life can take bizarre forms

Slime molds are not molds/fungi, plants, or animals. They sometimes act like amoeba, sometimes clump together and act like a single organism. Years ago on grandpa’s farm, I ran across one that resembled dog puke, but it pulsated like a bag of gelatin. I didn’t realize what it was, but last night on NOVA, KET, they discussed slime molds. They don’t have organs or nervous systems, but they can see, smell, decide what food they want, and move/escape from their containers. Can they hear? Watch your step in the woods.

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