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Mucus: Nature's Miracle Lubricant

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A snail gliding along on its mucus trail (Photo: Wiki commons)

Slipping and Sliding in the Natural World

It's that time of year when colds and flu are prevalent and everyone is hacking and sneezing, bemoaning their stuffed up and runny noses. I thought it would be the perfect time to discuss mucus. Yes, it's gross and one of those things people don't talk about, but everyone deals with it. It is also the lubricant that keeps the natural world from seizing and the animals sliding and gliding.

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