Tim Daniels, Grand Rapids, One Day discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory


Tim Daniels reminds me that there are people who believe the whole universe is flat not just as a temp and all it mentioned earlier in the hour about flat earth there's but at that Antarctica is a wall and the other planets have landscapes beyond that wall and all have their own ice walls all right and Hey Phil tower giving a shout out to grand rapids tonight along the coast to coast AM radio network standing by is Nick Caruso there's also a they also mentioned for you Nick on Twitter tonight somebody sent me the covers of of your book to pass this along so thank you and believe it or not is the new one the definitive field guide to earth's slimy creatures we were just talking about possums because I just wouldn't thought they would fit but you said it's really just the the front and the back at the end of the business ends of apart right yeah yeah so when they feel threatened it's an involuntary response for them to to play dad and it's a company by you know frothing at the mouth so they secretive extra wine we go live that walks up and then they'll go to create this bottle smelling green secretion from there and I'll glance out I mean who would only eat something right now all the awful I said right so this theoretically of a fox or you know wolf for something more in the mood for some possibly come up to and they be like no thanks that's been dead for a while for I thought in your book other was interesting I didn't realize this that that possum females have do wool reproductive tracks and that possum males are will be the way we would describe it bifurcated where they would like a like a plug into a wall the thing with into both of those active tracks at the same time is that right yeah and it's one of my favorite unit is that people thought that the mail actually Maynard what her nostrils and she needed in your house they should have been I guess they couldn't imagine a scenario where each their reproductive tract match I believe that's how my mom explained it during the talk but I don't remember my mind went blank with so tell me what you're slime ratings like how did you determine slime ratings so this was all my fault there Danny reverie ID and I and we got together and and discussed you know the characteristics of the flying is it are they producing the stock all the time or the just during special scenarios so we kind of made up a list of everything and had criteria for how you rank them and it was it was a rather involved process so this was but it was a process between us here as we are right we bush ourselves of the slime experts so over a couple of beers well virtual beers she was in the U. K. this was all done online and are all we've we've actually never met each other shot all up really how we don't we working on a one day yeah three books and you've never met note that so every day at least you face time or Skype I mean you know each other look like yeah yeah guy talked over Twitter and you know email and all that stuff so so I mean we we made it work there's a romantic comedy in that for somebody out there I'm telling you it so the but unlike the slimy is to creatures may be the ones that most of us don't know about maybe because they're in the deep sea and and the fact is the slime that is produced in nature tends to have a purpose right it means not just they're doing it for sport or it's not that it has an evolutionary purpose yeah and and most aquatic organisms have some type of line and help them maneuver through the water more efficiently but then you also have the species like the hagfish that yeah when they when they get threatened they want to protect themselves they're gonna align themselves and everything around them so that they don't get eaten yeah and and they do this I've I've seen the bucket experiment thing where you put a bunch of hack fish in a bucket and then agitate them yeah it it never gets old it's a thing how much it can expand yeah I saw that on TV you want to look like that is so but then they're not the only ones because this summer what's the parchment worm is that what it's called all right Sir it's because that that's like when you're higher rated slime creatures yeah so there are a warm there noticed how did you learn there which means they have a lot of hair everyone's better but and then there's a lot of different species some of them will create kind of like a new could net and that's how they tracked that floating by in making defeat everything that gets trapped in there this species that live in the DC that if they get attacked though actually make this file luminescent new case that they have shoot out on the predator and then the predator becomes visible and other things are more likely to eat that thing the great defense but you know I mean we you like knowledge obviously you do in the book that humans to a degree you know when we're ill we create various things like snot for example but that's not the norm for us right it's most primates don't three if they evolved out of the slime that was there ever a time in human evolutionary cycle where there is any archaeological suggestion that we were sliding here in the past I don't know the answer to that I would but yeah I would too but reading your book I'm like well but if the whole idea is to evade or deceive with that's an interesting thing that we never develop that other animals do other and other for that matter other you know I mean like marsupials did where they that's how they do but we never didn't seem like we went through that phase other than like a bad cold and you don't eat somebody's at about is like I have a cold well I mean I don't want to eat you wanted it but yeah I'm not suggesting you but but if you were you would draw the line at somebody who's in in that place and so but I like I like it like how about things that are well the things that are living but we wouldn't they're not by people or anything like like trees and corals and stuff like that yeah so coral great temple of a slimy creature that they have a mucous covering on them so specially the species that live and titled areas were gonna you know during low tide they might be exposed so that mucus can help protect them from drying out and that's that's seen across a lot of different species that that's fine or new gets or some type of slimy covering can help species prevent water loss and that makes sense but then are there others that use that too is a way of are there any time are there any times that slime is used as not just a defense but an offense yeah yeah one of my favorites are bell that warm that they have needs line can and on their face and it essentially acts like an untethered hose like if you ever tryna hold on for black we just let go that's what it looks like and they shoot if flying me speaking right on their prey and it just immobilize them completely and I can just you know go to go to town eating eating there immobilized break amazing and hippos I was surprised to see hippos listed as a chapter on slimy creatures I wouldn't think of a hippo is slimy shiny but not slightly right yeah this is a great evolutionary adaptation so owner hi this is by saying you know don't go out rather have on your after explaining what they do could you might want to go do that so but hippos this tank sweat that is it helps protect them from infections so they you know have with a very aggressive so it actually helps them keep keep infection the way but it also helps them prevent UV damage because yeah and so they they out the African sun yeah longer so it's it's pretty incredible and and you know it's not quite like ours where it got a little bit more flying to it which one sounds like that there's there's sensually secreting sunscreen yeah don't rather have on it out yeah and while yeah but then to that so you're saying that even because it you mention their aggressive so when they get in those battles they scrape each other all the time and this is what keeps them from picking up more infections from from from water sources which may or may not be very clean that they're exactly right water spittle bugs blogs are some insects that no feed off of plant yeah and they make and their their their names which is between alarming it all well actually kind of cook themselves in this phone dot sap and it's cannot hide them competitor that also doesn't taste good.

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