Death and Re-Birth of the Frog

Submitted by: muzzymike 10 years ago in Science

Frog"s insides freeze to survive the winter.
There are 56 comments:
Male 87
Amazing how we got from suspended animation in frogs to an american-european debate.

At least there haven`t been any loud angry god-botherers yet. Though I fear this will occur before page 5

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Male 87
Oh , and the presenter says " a little miracle happens".

No, it`s science.

That ought to start a debate.

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Male 87
Amazing how we got from suspended animation in frogs to an american-european debate.

At least there haven`t been any loud angry god-botherers yet. Though I fear this will occur before page 5

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Female 157
Hey hey hey, I`ve only read the first page but there`s a bunch of `dumd europeans` `fat americans` crap.

To America: We are very hygenic people thanks very much. We aren`t yellow toothed scruffy dressed idiots like american cartoons show us to be- were just normal people.

To Europe: Not ALL americans are fat, yes there ARE more obese poeople in america than here- but we still have obese people.

END RANT

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Male 425
lol, kick ass dude
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Male 17
Awesome, ohhh, but remember kids, life happened on "accident"
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Male 95
Crz4mets2

Love how you say The U.S invented the internet....
Love how you make it seem the nuck is a good thing.
Ignorance is bliss :).
You my dear make it a fact.

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Female 152
That is really really cool. The ending made me laugh.
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Male 47
that was really cool when they showed the frog defrosting really fast. and feelgood why did you assume the people who didnt know were americans?
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Male 506
It sounded like a childrens book but then it got dirty at the end ><
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Male 1,149
Another thread turns into this utterly pointless bickering. Just get along people, and stop wasting my time.
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Male 699
Catbarf-
I saw that video as well and I found it to be utter bullcrap. The people were suffering from a disease called stupidity. It`s an infection all around the world and many are oblivious that they have it. But the point at hand is that not all Americans are stupid. Sure there are some but they probably interviewed TONS of people and they only showed the stupid ones. Would it be considered entertainment or funny to see a man point at a map and say, "Umm, that`s not South Korea." I think not. So they video taped and video taped until they thought they had landed on Stupidity Gold. Then they went back to their studio and edited it. But I think the point is not everyone here is stupid. There are stupid people in Ireland, The United States, China, Russia, Germany, Mexico, England, Australia, etc. EVERYWHERE.

Oh and that`s pretty sweet about frogs even though I already knew it.

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Male 1,496
After that long of being frozen you might think it has a bad case of shrivled dick.
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Male 1,455
"not all americans are fat!!! and some people cant help being fat!!"

The only way to `not help being fat` is to have so little self-control that you don`t stop eating. If there were a medical reason, then there would be equal proportions of obesity in all countries.

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Male 1,003
If I wanted to learn something, I`d read a book. This is not entertainment. BORING.
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Male 238
woah, I saw read this yesterday on wikipedia I didn`t think it would be posted on IAB
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Male 132
That frog is a master of the dark arts, we must burn it. Though seriously, that`s pretty cool. I wish humans could do that :-)
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Male 1,265
Ah no, not another God-botherer.
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Male 1
its amazing what God can do

something so complex in something so small

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Female 1,025
EW EW EW EW EW EW EW EW EW EW EW EW EW EW EW EW EW EW EW EW EW EW EW EW EW EW EW!!!!!!!
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Male 623
the narrorator pronounces the word "arctic" "artic"
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Female 15
not all americans are fat!!! and some people cant help being fat!!
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Male 2,781
YES I ALSO NOTED THAT DUDE SOUNDED A LOT LIKE CRAMMIT THE FROG.

IT`L BE BADASS TO CRYOGENICALLY FREEZE LIKE THAT.

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Male 381
How did we get from Suspanded Animation in Frogs to Patriot Act? Oh I know by believing in steriotypes thats how, see where ignorance and misunderstnding has lead us.

That makes me a sad panda |-(

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Male 1,455
There`s a reason the British are now pulling troops out of Iraq- they`ve realized we can`t win. Bush has not. And then there`s that [email protected] `Patriot Act` because apparently it`s patriotic to give up all your basic rights. Fascist.
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Male 1,455
I saw a video of the ambassador from Australia asking New Yorkers who we should attack next, and having them put a marker on a map. In all the cases, North and South Korea had been switched with Australia and New Zealand. Nobody seemed to notice, and put the little `attack symbol` on Australia.

Americans are FAT, LAZY, and STUPID.

The final nail in the coffin is how people respond to illegal immigrants `stealing our jobs`. You don`t park your car, get out, walk to the store, when suddenly two illegal immigrants knock you down and steal your job. They`re getting our jobs because they work more for less pay. Americans are whiny, take far too much for granted, and apparently believe the crap Fox News and Bush tell us.

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Male 572
dose that happen to all amphibians or just the frog

either way amazing

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Male 147
pretty cool
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Female 799
Wow, that`s amazing.
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Male 1,265
Now now children, let`s not fight.

Feelgood: you let the side down. Just to let our American friends know, I`m from England and I didn`t know this about frogs. Not all English people give a poo about amphibian anatomy; not all Americans are fat.

And Crz4mets2: the internet works off packet switching, yes? Now I don`t know exactly what that is, but I do know it`s the result of a collaboration between a Polish bloke and a British bloke. The nuclear bomb wasn`t solely an American effort; there were plenty of Central European, British, and (gasp!) Canadian scientists involved. Oppenheimer himself was of directly German descent, and he studied at a Cavendish, a branch of a certain British establishment called Cambridge University, perhaps you`ve heard of it? Cell phones are American, I`ll give you that, but if it weren`t for the British you`d be calling people and saying "Hola."

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Male 2,005
cool, all ye need to do is to find out how those frogs do it then we might be able to freeze our selves, i wonder how it feels to be frozen for such a long time and be warmed up and come back to life, maybe in another life
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Female 1,395
isnt it appropriate that he sounds like Kermit? i wonder if that was done deliberately...hmm
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Male 274
call him sir repost!!
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Female 268
the clip was cool, but the
comments were unoriginal
and vapid. I`m disappointed B-I
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Male 916
Those jokes on IAB are really killing. X-(
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Male 576
jokes jokes jokes
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Male 576
I like seeing Eroupeans standing up for Americans. Hey, I guess what they say is true. Europeans, although smelly and rude, can still serve a purpouse.
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Male 163
FeelGood 2006, why the compulsion to be rude? There`s no way this is supposed to be common knowledge. Go back to your cave and stop being a troll (or a leprechaun... or is it a balrog? - these damn internet slang terms... guess I must be a fat dumb american too...)
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Male 129
Wish I could do that :-(
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Female 339
"Now tell me, what did your country invent?"

Umm, didnt we invent America in the first place? LOL

Dont get me involved, i was just trying to be a smart ass. *walks off and minds my own business* :)

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Male 147
^^^^ HA! That`s a talent every man needs
as for the vid, This was found out about in like the late 70`s why all you guys are amazed is any smart man`s question (< did I say that right?)
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Male 106
It mates immediately after thawing out. I guess there`s no "shrinkage" problem with these guys.
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Female 316
That`s incredible! Science never fails to amaze me.

And Feelgood2006, to quote Kevin Kline in the movie A Fish Called Wanda, "Oh, you English are
so superior, aren`t you?"

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Male 142
Hey Feelgood2006 sorry we invented the internet and computer software. We are also sorry for inventing cell phones, and the nuclear bomb. If it wasn`t for US americans, IAB wouldnt be possible.

Now tell me, what did your country invent?

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Male 1,455
Too bad this will never work with humans- when cells freeze, the ice crystals rupture the cell membranes... you die. I still don`t understand how these frogs survive, but, needless to say, some of the public and a certain president of ours would never allow human experimentation :(
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Female 123
Hey Feelgood2006. I am from the US and I knew that, actrually I have known that.
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Female 1,228
that was really interesting to know.
I wonder if any other animal does that?
kinda spolit it at the end tho, with the frogs being horney, didn`t like that.
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Female 123
Hey Feelgood2006. I am from the US and I knew that, actrually I have known that.
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Male 6
Dont`t tell me you didn`t know that. What do you learn in the US? Just how to get fat?
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Female 795
"They`re going to PERFORM! ;)"
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Male 266
i wouldnt mind being frozen then brought back to life for some sex. they got it good.
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Female 302
Pretty amazing what we can learn about animals...

imagine we could freeze people like that... (not that i will want to be frozen... I cant see mysefl waking up in 100 years with all those i like dead and tons of new technology/virus that my body is not use to) Imagine we could do the same.

Why go explore the moon and the space when earth have so much to be discover still ^^

And yes, you just said that on TV, right after being unfrozen, those lil guys are all horny =P they need action to make the muscles go back to life, no?

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Male 1,354
It would be cool to do that trick.
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Male 380
Amazing really.
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Male 1,461
Pretty interesting stuff.
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Male 2
Link: Death and Re-Birth of the Frog [Rate Link] - Frog`s insides freeze to survive the winter.
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