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  • A surprise find: 99-million-year-old frog encased in amber

    06/15/2018 10:22:59 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 06/15/18 | Allyson Chiu
    At first glance, the oddly shaped splotches darkening a vibrant yellow piece of amber appear to be amorphous blobs. But upon closer examination, a shape emerges. There are two forelimbs. At the end of each limb are four smaller bones, forming a distinctly handlike shape. Within the largest dark spot, which has a rounded top, eye sockets become distinguishable. It’s a skull. Encased within the smooth chunk of amber is the body of a tiny young tropical frog. Scientists say the diminutive critter, measuring less than an inch long, lived about 99 million years ago before it became entombed in...
  • Frog snot gives hope for flu cure

    04/18/2017 12:49:08 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 18 April 2017 • 4:45pm | Henry Bodkin
    he mucus of a rare frog that lurks in the South Indian jungle could provide the basis of a powerful new class of drugs to combat influenza, scientists have said. The bright orange tennis ball-sized Hydrophylax bahuvistara was found to contain “host defence peptides” that proved able to destroy numerous strains of human flu, whilst protecting normal cells. Researchers are excited because the peptide showed it could bind to a protein that is identical across “dozens” of strains of the disease, increasing its potential potency as a drug. People would be advised to treat the Keralan amphibian with caution, however,...
  • The Truth about Pepe the Frog and the Cult of Kek

    02/24/2017 3:19:31 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 95 replies
    pepethefrogfaith.wordpress.com ^ | unknown | A. T. L. Carver
    THE REAL STORY BEHIND HILLARY CLINTON’S “CARTOON NAZI FROG” WILL BLOW YOUR MIND I’ll cut right to the chase:Pepe the Frog isn’t a white nationalist symbol.Pepe the Frog isn’t a harmless meme propagated by teenagers on the internet.Pepe the Frog is, in fact, the modern-day avatar of an ancient Egyptian deity accidentally resurrected by online imageboard culture. Does that sound like the most [bat****] crazy thing you’ve ever heard?Strap in, friendo.  You’re in for one hell of a ride.(UPDATE 11/9/16: Well memed, America, well memed.  A post-election follow-up to this article has been added here.)When Memes Collide: The Origins of Pepe the Frog The precise...
  • Freepers a call to action - Reddit

    02/17/2017 7:08:57 PM PST · by bigtoona · 49 replies
    Reddit/The Donald ^ | 2/17/17 | bigtoona
    Freepers, I have been frequenting a message board on Reddit.com dedicated to Trump. Linked above. For those of you who don't know, reddit is a left wing site that hosts thousands of sub message boards on all kinds of topics. During the election, a Trump message board called The_Donald was created. It actually helped Trump win the election. Pepe the frog is the icon spawned from this site, mentioned by Hillary and labeled a symbol of racism! It is so successful that the site owners are constantly using automated processes to censor it. They fail because truth always breaks through....
  • Kermit the Cannibal? Frogs Sometimes Eat Each Other

    09/05/2015 5:11:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    livescience ^ | September 04, 2015 | Elizabeth Palermo
    It's a frog-eat-frog world out there. While it may seem like frogs are insectivores (a long tongue snatching a fly comes to mind), these amphibians are actually "generalist" carnivores. They will eat just about any small critter they can swallow, including other frogs, according to a new study.
  • Trumpus Interruptus -- Will Trump Pullout of Presidential Run, Again?

    07/07/2015 12:39:28 AM PDT · by STE=Q · 37 replies
    07-07-2015 | STE=Q
    Is "The Donald" in for the long hall, or is he going to "Pull Out" at the last minute -- like he has done so many times before? http://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/may/16/donald-trump-us-presidential-race I don't think he has demonstrated that he is in for the long haul. Therefore I have taken the liberty to give him the handle of Trumpus Interruptus! I confess that I was excited (as was his collective base) when he announced in 2012 that he was considering a run for the republican nomination for President of the United States. I was thus willing to overlook the fact that he was...
  • An unborn baby is a frog?

    01/04/2015 8:29:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | December 3, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Pro-lifers spoke to abortionist Randall Whitney in his car. According to him, an aborted baby: “Would not have been a full baby…It is not a being..It is not a baby. The baby is when its born, it is separate from its host…[when the pro-lifer mentioned God] I grew up in the church…It’s not a human being… At this point the pro-lifer asked: “what is it, a frog?” Whitney laughed and said: “it’s a frog…. I can kill a frog. “ See full conversation below: VIDEO AND PICTURE OF FROG ON LINK.
  • Dead Frog Found in Salad From Chain Sandwich Shop

    12/31/2013 10:57:49 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013
    A sandwich restaurant chain says it's looking into how a dead frog got into a customer's salad in Manhattan Monday. The customer found the small frog in her salad from a Pret A Manger store on 47th Street and Sixth Avenue, according to her colleague Kathryn Lurie, who photographed it and posted it to the photo-sharing app Instagram. Lurie, an editor at The Wall Street Journal, said on Twitter her co-worker wanted to remain anonymous but that "she was pretty shaken, understandably." It's not clear how the frog got into the salad. Pret said in a statement: "Our lettuce is...
  • Legless frogs mystery solved

    06/26/2009 9:38:55 AM PDT · by BoneHead · 33 replies · 1,355+ views
    news.bbc.co.uk ^ | 06/25/2009 | matt walker
    Scientists think they have resolved one of the most controversial environmental issues of the past decade: the curious case of the missing frogs' legs. Around the world, frogs are found with missing or misshaped limbs, a striking deformity that many researchers believe is caused by chemical pollution. However, tests on frogs and toads have revealed a more natural, benign cause. The deformed frogs are actually victims of the predatory habits of dragonfly nymphs, which eat the legs of tadpoles.
  • Legless frogs mystery solved

    06/29/2009 5:22:29 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies · 1,601+ views
    bbc ^ | 25 June 2009 | Matt Walker
    Scientists think they have resolved one of the most controversial environmental issues of the past decade: the curious case of the missing frogs' legs. Around the world, frogs are found with missing or misshaped limbs, a striking deformity that many researchers believe is caused by chemical pollution. However, tests on frogs and toads have revealed a more natural, benign cause. The deformed frogs are actually victims of the predatory habits of dragonfly nymphs, which eat the legs of tadpoles.
  • Talk about "one giant leap..."! Frog takes one last ride.

    09/12/2013 9:19:59 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 26 replies
    Yes, NASA has confirmed this is a real photo. This frog made its giant leap for frogkind during the launch of NASA’s LADEE moon craft on September 6. (Please click link, not good at postin pics) http://earthsky.org/space/amazing-photo-frog-photobombs-nasa-moon-launch
  • Feds May Close Forests Near Fresno ( CA )

    06/22/2013 6:28:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies
    KMPH ^ | Jun 20, 2013
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking to close 2-million acres of forest to protect a toad and frog habitat. The service held a meeting in Prather Wednesday to discuss closing parts of nine forests.
  • Request for 90 day extension of comment period

    06/18/2013 3:03:53 PM PDT · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 1 replies
    Rep. Tom McClintock ^ | 6.18.2013 | Rep. Tom McClintock
    The Honorable Daniel M. Ashe Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Re: Request for 90 day extension of comment period Dear Director Ashe: We write regarding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to list the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and the northern distinct population segment (DPS) of the mountain yellow-legged frog as endangered species, and the Yosemite toad as a threatened species. We request you extend the comment period by no less than 90 days to ensure that public input is maximized and the effects of this proposal are fully understood. These listings and the associated critical habitat will...
  • Sausages, frogs, bras and kindness

    06/14/2013 8:48:51 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 6-13-13 | Jim Stingl
    The research for today's catch-all column required a number of phone calls and emails. So I assume the National Security Agency already knows what the article will say. For the rest of you non-snoops, read on. Frog has legs: What's with Cedarburg and people's inability there to keep their hands off oversized mascots? First, the Famous Racing Italian Sausage was abducted and forced to go on a pub crawl. Now, we find out that someone swiped itsa frog (that is its apostrophe-challenged and lower-case name, itsa frog) from the bench in front of Partnership Bank. Before you send out an...
  • Did You Know Kermit Gosnell Has Something In Common With Kermit The Frog?

    04/12/2013 12:54:19 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-12-13 | The Looking Spoon
    It's a very loose connection...but it's there! This follows up this post and this post.I have to put "allegedly" in there...for now.
  • Speaking English would make French less glum (or les glum?)

    04/10/2013 4:56:35 PM PDT · by llevrok · 9 replies
    The Local ^ | 4/10/2013
    The French are often accused of being more miserable than their high standard of living warrants - a view backed up by numerous surveys. French academic Claudia Senik from the Paris School of Economics tells The Local why. A BVA-Gallup International survey in 2011 found that despite their relatively high standard of living, the French were the most pessimistic people in the world. So, in a country where they have a 35-hour working week, lengthy summer holidays, wholesome cuisine, great wine and a fantastic countryside, why are the French people so down on themselves? Next month, Professor Claudia Senik from...
  • Elusive long-fingered frog found after 62 years

    03/27/2012 12:18:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    www.physorg.com ^ | 03-27-2012 | Provided by California Academy of Sciences
    Herpetologists from the California Academy of Sciences and University of Texas at El Paso discovered a single specimen of the Bururi long-fingered frog (Cardioglossa cyaneospila) during a research expedition to Burundi in December 2011. The frog was last seen by scientists in 1949 and was feared to be extinct after decades of turmoil in the tiny East African nation. For biologists studying the evolution and distribution of life in Africa, Burundi sits at an intriguing geographic crossroads since it borders the vast Congo River Basin, the Great Rift Valley, and the world's second largest freshwater lake, Lake Tanganyika. Many of...
  • LOL Can't Stop Laughing

    02/01/2012 11:34:37 PM PST · by rawhide · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | 1-20-12 | ChitraMalaSite
    Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Vs3u53eDgQ
  • Stinky Frogs an Antibiotic Treasure Trove

    01/27/2012 10:06:42 AM PST · by null and void · 14 replies
    Courtesy of the American Chemical Society Some of the nastiest smelling creatures on Earth have skin that produces the greatest known variety of anti-bacterial substances that hold promise for becoming new weapons in the battle against antibiotic-resistant infections, scientists are reporting. Their research on amphibians so smelly (like rotten fish, for instance) that scientists term them “odorous frogs” appears in ACS’ Journal of Proteome Research and is titled  “Extremely Abundant Antimicrobial Peptides Existed in the Skins of Nine Kinds of Chinese Odorous Frogs.” Yun Zhang, Wen-Hui Lee and Xinwang Yang explain that scientists long have recognized frogs’ skin as...
  • A Rape Too Far

    05/17/2011 10:44:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2011 | John Ransom
    In 2007, when Dominique Strauss-Kahn was packing up to become the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Jean Quatremer, a writer for the French paper Libération wrote on his blog that "Strauss-Kahn's only real problem is his relationship to women. Too heavy … it borderlines harassment," reports the UK’s Guardian. The Guardian says that “many politicians privately wonder[ed]” then “how he would cope in a puritan U.S. which frowns upon sexual advances.”He may not have coped at all. He may have snapped. I hope that I’m wrong about it, but fear that I’m not. Strauss-Khan, a 62-year old French...