Slime molds are exceedingly weird. They are even weirder when explained by Ze Frank in a True Facts video. Yeah, the name is awful, and its more descriptive than accurate. Slime molds are more closely related to amoebas than they are to fungi. Slime molds can harness a lot of simple abilities to act like they have brains, which they don't. But they can get around better than some animals that have brains. For some reason I had never learned that slime molds are a single cell. How do they grow so big? Well, according to Ze, they may be one cell, but they have many nuclei, which is another way slime molds are exceedingly weird. This video has plenty of humor without being as prurient as some of his other recent videos. It also has a skippable one-minute ad in the middle.
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I think this is my first encounter with the word prurient! Also, thank you for being the first to signal the arrival of another True Facts!
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