The Secret of the Ooze

25 February 2022

  • There wasn’t a molecule in my body that wanted to know what biofilm slime tasted like, so imagine my enthusiasm at actually learning it firsthand.
    Phil H avatarPhil H2/21 4:35am
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  • Let me back up. I have this friend, Rebecca Boyd, who has strange dietary opinions. She refuses to eat anything multicellular. Even fruit that has naturally fallen from a tree might feel pain, she claims. "I can't eat a tree's babies!" she says. Her solution: biofilm slime pizza.
    Benjamin C avatarBenjamin C2/24 11:06am
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  • She claims it tastes like chicken. “How can biofilm taste like chicken?” “Well you wouldn’t know until you tried it.” I stare at this gooey mess in front of me. I raise it to my mouth, close my eyes… and at the next moment I taste chicken. Strange. Everything tastes like chicken.
    Jay K avatarJay K2/25 1:55am
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