Andy Dufresne – who crawled through a river of shit and came out clean on the other side
Beetle Species That Crawls Through Frog’s Guts After Being Eaten To Escape Out Butt

Because where there’s a will, there’s a way, Kobe University ecologist Shinji Sugiura has discovered a species of water beetle (Regimbartia attenuata) that, when eaten by a pond frog (Pelophylax nigromaculatus), will actually crawl through the frog’s intestinal tract and emerge from its anus, no worse for wear minus being covered in shit. Some more info while I ponder whether I’d be willing to make the journey, or ready to just call it a life:

Sugiura found that 93 percent of the beetles he fed to the frog Pelophylax nigromaculatus escaped the predator’s “vent”—aka anus—within four hours, “frequently entangled in fecal pellets,” he writes. The quickest run from mouth to anus was just six minutes. The beetles then went about their day as if they hadn’t just spelunked through a digestive system, and even swam effectively.

Dang — one beetle made the Keister Run in only six minutes? Clearly that beetle did not like the smell of frog guts. Or was already late for a date. Sorry I’m late, I just had to– you know what? *spreading napkin in lap* That’s a story for another day. *date pukes from smell* I had to crawl through a frog’s anus to get here, okay?!

All comments.

  1. Deksam

    Science Fact:
    Did you know, if you yell at a frog it will jump 4 feet in one bound?…
    Then if you cut off all its legs and yell at it again, it will just sit there…
    Conclusion: They must go deaf when they lose their legs!

  2. James Mcelroy

    I heard he made the Keister run in 12 parsecs. I like how the frog doesn’t seem to notice a beetle crawling out if its butt.