Biologists have observed that in certain populations of frogs the males outnumber the females. This leads to gang-rape on a massive scale and the poor female normally gets crushed to death in the process. All is not lost, however, as evolution has managed to teach the males how to extract the dead female’s eggs after her expiration, enabling that sweet genetic material to continue the miracle we call ‘life’.
Frogs are pretty awesome, and they’re a pretty varied bunch of creatures with all kinds of badass weapons. While poison is cool, but the Otton frog of Japan has a cleverly hidden bone knife/claw thing in its hands, so it can totally fuck your world up if you try and get in on its froggy turf.
For almost 90 years, it was thought that Ansonia latidisca, also known as the rainbow toad, had gone extinct. But just to make sure, with the hope that some still existed, researchers trekked through the dense jungles of Borneo until they found one.
Well it’s not like China’s well known for giving a damn about destroying the environment, harvesting organs from prisoners that aren’t on death row and dumping dangerous chemicals into food and water supplies, so it’s not surprising that the new pet craze in the country are frogs that have been dyed bright colors by blasting them with large amounts of industrials chemicals.
Researchers studying frogs have discovered that frogs and toads of several different species have a very strange ability— they can shuttle large foreign objects down to their bladder for removal. Scientists figured this out after radio tagging frogs only to find some time later that the frogs had either pissed out the tags or the tags were sitting in the bladder waiting to be pushed out. That’s gotta burn.