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93% of the Time, This Beetle Survives Being Eaten and Pooped out by a Frog

Are you durable enough to endure the full trauma of a journey through a frog's digestive tract? The Regimbartia attenuata beetle species can, thus teaching us an important life lesson. Scientists at Kobe University in Japan found that fully of the 93% of beetles who made the trip finished it alive and well.

Because the beetles are so large, they tend to plug up the frogs' butts, so they probably stimulate the frogs' digestive systems to loosen up. Again, another life lesson provided to us by Mother Nature. Let us do likewise.

-via Dave Barry


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Beetle health official: 93% survive, meaning 7% die. Avoid frogs if you can.
Beetle wingnut: I was et by a frog, and I'm still alive! Killer frogs are a hoax! My beetle freedom!
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