Sunday, January 14, 2007

How to dissect that?

4 comments:

Jess said...

or with three eyes, two heads, or no legs at all.

Emily said...

Hehe, I like this one (and all the others). And WOW! I thought that my friend Daisy and I were the only ones in the world that made index card graphs of everyday truths. Seriously. Weird. I guess it's good to know that there are others out there...

Bio Student said...

The sudden increase of frogs with what appeared to be mutations (multiple extra limbs, dual heads, etc) are not mutations at all. The big scare about possible contamination was caused by something totally natural - a parasite. A worm that's acquired from eating contents of brackish water. The birds eat from the water, they poop into the water and these clever little worms figured out that burrowing into a nice cushy frog embryo was a handy way to survive. It causes the embryo to split irregularly and do bizarre things like have extra limbs and sometimes almost another frog entirely (like twinning). Just a neat fact which is surprisingly little known ... our media loves to sensationalize but when it comes time to dispell the horror story they sort of fall short.

Anonymous said...

Or, Blinky the three eyed fish.

 
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