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Meet The Frog That Barfs Up Its Babies

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These extinct frogs used to barf up their babies—and now scientists are trying to bring them back from the dead. Happy Mother’s Day!
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Inhibition of Gastric Acid Secretion in the Gastric Brooding Frog, Rheobatrachus silus:
http://bit.ly/2pe4hW0

Not Exactly Rocket Science, National Geographic: Resurrecting the Extinct Frog with a Stomach for a Womb: http://bit.ly/2pdSZRS

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Natasha Ishak

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Original Footage
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Images of Gastric-Brooding Frogs Giving Birth
© Michael J. Tyler

Gastric Acid
Shutterstock/decade3d – anatomy online

John Snow Waking Up
Game of Thrones, HBO

Rheobatrachus silus
Wikimedia Commons/ThinkQuest

Baby Belly
Wikimedia Commons/David Roseborough

Chytridiomycosis
Wikimedia Commons/Forrest Brem

Chytridiomycosis2
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Rain Forest
Wikimedia Commons/Karduelis

Forest of Sai Yok National Park
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Atelopus zeteki1
Wikimedia Commons/Brian Gratwicke

M fasciolatus
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Gross SFX

Cockroaches
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Pencil
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Wink
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