It certainly will knock them dead in Atlantis. Except they’re already dead in Atlantis — dead and drowned and turned into … hagfish.
Huh? All right I made that last bit up but consider first the source.
Now consider this from BBC’s online magazine: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21954779
Hagfish slime: The clothing of the future?
By Anna Rothschild PRI’s The World, Ontario, Canada
The jawless, spineless hagfish is a primitive creature that lives at the bottom of the ocean and dates back as far as 500 million years – but it exudes a very special slime, which could provide the clothing of the future.
,,, Scientists believe hagfish slime or similar proteins could be turned into tights or breathable athletic wear, or even bullet-proof vests.
There might need to be a little re-branding first though.
“Hagfish – it would probably scare people off a little bit!” laughs Tim Winegard.
“I think the name might be a bit of a deterrent,” he says. Not to mention the word “slime”.
But one day this ancient slime from the depths of the ocean could be woven into the very shirt on your back.