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;