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(The Irish Times)   Australian scientists hope to bring frog back from extinction. Of course, since Australia is biology's island of misfit toys, it's a frog that swallowed its eggs, and after they hatched, had babies hop out its mouth   (irishtimes.com) divider line 28
    More: Interesting, biology, Australia, Australian scientists, Australians, scientists hope, extinctions, frogs, tadpoles  
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2013-03-18 09:24:13 AM
So how do the eggs get fertilized?  I'm guessing it swallows?
 
2013-03-18 10:40:24 AM
Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts. Then later there's running and screaming.
 
2013-03-18 10:45:34 AM
Hey nice!  And they *really* need more frogs there.

Oh wait....
 
2013-03-18 10:58:58 AM
Seeing as we're talking about Australia here, is the frog toxic, venomous or both?
 
2013-03-18 11:15:15 AM
Of course, since Australia is biology's island of misfit toys

I lol'd. +1
 
2013-03-18 11:35:48 AM
You'll release the frogs?  Or the tadpoles? Or thefrogs with eggs in their mouths and when they ribbit, they shoot tadpoles at you?
 
2013-03-18 11:36:54 AM
How far down the line do we get before they turn into chest bursters?
 
2013-03-18 11:50:03 AM

Ambitwistor: You'll release the frogs?  Or the tadpoles? Or thefrogs with eggs in their mouths and when they ribbit, they shoot tadpoles at you?


They should be more concerned with the frogs eating their crops.
 
2013-03-18 12:03:42 PM

BKITU: Of course, since Australia is biology's island of misfit toys

I lol'd. +1


This.
 
2013-03-18 12:20:27 PM

Madaynun: How far down the line do we get before they turn into chest bursters?


Well there is that species of frog where the eggs hatch IN the back of the mother, so not long. Watching those videos always makes my skin crawl a bit.
 
2013-03-18 12:24:54 PM
Inspiration for Balfrog?

nerdreactor.com
 
2013-03-18 12:31:18 PM

BKITU: Of course, since Australia is biology's island of misfit toys

I lol'd. +1


+2, that's a great saying that I intend to plagiarize.
 
2013-03-18 12:31:54 PM

johnsoninca: Ambitwistor: You'll release the frogs?  Or the tadpoles? Or thefrogs with eggs in their mouths and when they ribbit, they shoot tadpoles at you?

They should be more concerned with the frogs eating their crops.


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2013-03-18 12:54:29 PM

BKITU: Of course, since Australia is biology's island of misfit toys

I lol'd. +1


How/why did humanity wait until 2013 to make this analogy?
 
2013-03-18 01:06:37 PM
Go home, evolution, you are drunk.

(God I love the "WTF, Evolution?" tumblr.)
 
2013-03-18 02:07:51 PM
Life...uhhh...finds a way...out of the mouth.
 
2013-03-18 02:59:35 PM

Madaynun: How far down the line do we get before they turn into chest bursters?

 
2013-03-18 03:02:39 PM

Stone Meadow: Madaynun: How far down the line do we get before they turn into chest bursters?


Hmm...that'll teach me to preview.

Or not.
 
2013-03-18 03:14:45 PM
i would have called it a Chazzwozzer
 
2013-03-18 03:22:43 PM
The Lazarus Project? Commander Shepard approves.
 
2013-03-18 03:23:45 PM

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Seeing as we're talking about Australia here, is the frog toxic, venomous or both?


This. I don't care of the frog had wings and shot lasers out of its eyes; if it isn't venomous/poisonous/etc, I will not believe its Australian.
 
2013-03-18 03:49:24 PM
I remember reading about this frog growing up in the 70s.  I thought it was one of the coolest things ever.  Never heard anything about it again until now.  I guess I know why.
 
2013-03-18 03:55:14 PM

ArcadianRefugee: This. I don't care of the frog had wings and shot lasers out of its eyes; if it isn't venomous/poisonous/etc, I will not believe its Australian.


Oh, it's Australian all right...

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2013-03-18 04:12:33 PM

Kerr Avon: Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that's how it always starts. Then later there's running and screaming.


God creates frogs.  God destroys frogs.  God creates man.  Man destroys god.  Man creates frogs.

I'm kind of struggling to see the danger past this point.  Frogs...  hop on man?  Give warts to man?  Look tasty on man's plate in Paris?  Get turned into endearing anthropomorphized singing puppets on long-running children's show?

I think we'll be okay.


Unless they figure out how to open doors.
 
2013-03-18 07:28:04 PM
One of the last known sightings was in a forestry region about 20 minutes away. I remember reading about the attempts to find and preserve a population of these little wonders. IIRC, gastro-intestinal doctors wanted to find out how this frog managed to suppress its digestive system long enough to gestate the young - big potential for the treatment of stomach ulcers, apparently.
 
2013-03-18 10:43:37 PM
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2013-03-18 11:49:09 PM

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This is a real type of Toad reproduction.
 
2013-03-19 12:48:30 AM

GardenWeasel: BKITU: Of course, since Australia is biology's island of misfit toys

I lol'd. +1

How/why did humanity wait until 2013 to make this analogy?

 /*Googles* Really? Nobody since 1964? Egad.
//Subby, just as surprised as everyone else.
 
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