Texas is slimy!
26 March, 2009
This is freaky!
Oozing Through Texas Soil, a Team of Amoebas Billions Strong – NYTimes.com
After producing superlatives like the worldâ€™s biggest statue of a jackrabbit and the nationâ€™s most unpopular modern-day president, Texas can now boast what may be its most bizarre and undoubtedly its slimiest topper yet: the worldâ€™s largest known colony of clonal amoebas.
Scientists found the vast and sticky empire stretching 40 feet across, consisting of billions of genetically identical single-celled individuals, oozing along in the muck of a cow pasture outside Houston.