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Daily Weird #14 (Frogs Pee out Junk)

Updated on April 23, 2011
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Frogs Pee Out Junk

To be clear, “junk”, not “their junk”.

Scientists in Australia placed tracking devices on tree frogs. The tree frogs were happy to be tracked because there had been an upswing in crime in the area, and they knew that this new tracking device would keep them safe.

The odd thing was, after a few days of being tracked the frogs' body grew tissue around the devices and pulled them into the bladder. Here they were free to float around in the massive amount of urine the frog carries with him at all times. This is due to the urine shortage of 1976. At that time you had to have coupons to produce urine, and even then, it was only allowed every other day. Vowing never to go through that torment again, frogs have horded their urine almost to an extreme.

Researchers, only concerned with the safety of the frogs, began to implant other devices to see what happened. The frogs' bodies again, before the scars from the implantation had completely healed, began to move the intruding foreign objects into the bladder.

Knowing there was nothing good to be gained from having these devices floating around in a sea of pee, the frogs promptly urinated on the nearest tree, essentially returning the objects to the scientists. Frogs are really nice that way.

Scientists are excited to see what might become of this. The hope, I believe, is that one day we will be able to adapt this technology, making the body scanners at the airport non-effective. The terrorists will be able to implant an AK-47 in their stomachs. By the time the airplane takes off, said device will be floating around in their soon-to-be-pee. One trip to the bathroom and …BAM! The weaponry will be ready, if a little rusty. While this is great news for the terrorist population, the strip searches at the airport may get a little more intricate. I’ve heard they’re talking about outpatient surgery. This will give a whole new meaning to “get to the airport early”.

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    • sueroy333 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Mills 

      7 years ago from Indiana

      Tammy- no comment! LOL!!

    • Tammy L profile image

      Tammy L 

      7 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

      Which gun? hehe

    • sueroy333 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Mills 

      7 years ago from Indiana

      Tammy- really- I just hope it isn't loaded!

    • Tammy L profile image

      Tammy L 

      7 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

      And men think passing a kidney stone is painful. Try an AK47. LOL

    • sueroy333 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Mills 

      7 years ago from Indiana

      Jane- too funny! I think you're right, there's no lesson here, but it is totally cool.

      I would love it if we had that capability. Think of the stuff you would find in your baby's diaper!

      Then again, maybe not.

    • sueroy333 profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Mills 

      7 years ago from Indiana

      Chris- your English is showing. I love it. Thanks for the LOL. and all the texty stuff. :O)

    • Jane Bovary profile image

      Jane Bovary 

      7 years ago from The Fatal Shore

      Hi Sue,

      I never knew frogs had such extraordinary bladders. How handy to have a built in storage/ejector unit like that. There's a lesson to be learned here.

      No, actually there's prob'ly not.

    • ChrisLincoln profile image

      ChrisLincoln 

      7 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California

      Sue,

      Loved it. I LOLed and all kinds of texty stuff...

      Bloody clever animals, frogs.

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