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Fun Fact October 22, 2021.
A bit of a paradox today, literally. Have you ever heard of the Paradoxical Frog? Pseudis paradoxa has an interesting life cycle: the tadpoles of this frog species measure a whopping 10 inches long, but the full-grown adults are only a quarter of that length. In case you’re wondering a how a three-inch-long female could spawn nearly foot-long hatchlings, that’s not much of a paradox at all, since the tadpoles hatch and grow from ordinary-sized eggs. They live throughout South America. Completely unrelated to its paradoxical nature, researchers found that the skin of the Paradoxical Frog secretes a chemical that protects the frog from infection but that also could one day be used to treat Type II diabetes. Listen to the podcast here; https://theriver953.com/lonnies-fun-fact/