I used to date a lichenologist. Well, actually he was a biology student whose speciality was lichens and molds. Strangely, he was NOT my most unusual boyfriend. Not even close. But the slime mold WAS the unusual creature he showed me. We found it warming itself on a fallen log in a Vancouver Island forest one day.
Why am I sharing all of this? Absolutely no reason, except that I came across this video on Treehugger, and suddenly had nostalgic thoughts of slime.