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Un-Freezing Frogs


Wood frogs often freeze solid over the winter, only to thaw out in spring time and resume their regular lives. Basically, the wood frog generates its own natural anti-freeze that protets its cells when they are frozen, and scientists are trying to reproduce the effect for use in organ transplants. The Washington Post has a time-lapse video of a thawing frog here. It’s cool, but if any Corner readers have wood frogs of their own, I would not recommend trying this at home.


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