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A Genetic Mutation In Frogs Can Cause Them To Grow Eyes Inside There Mouth... I’m Having Nightmares About This

A Genetic Mutation In Frogs Can Cause Them To Grow Eyes Inside There Mouth... I’m Having Nightmares About This

FizzBitch

Normal frogs blink when they swallow because they are pushing the food down with their eyes.


hunnibear_girl

This one keeps his open so he can watch what he eats.


FizzBitch

diet frog if you will.


MatusLabs

bet that frog loves see food.


eNaRDe

😑


Snoo_69677

*Deep sigh, loads gun*


cujo67

*walking dead meadow vibes*


Fart__

They order it on their lil eye pad.


whtsnk

Enjoy the electrifying, satisfying, refreshing summer taste of *Frawg Zero Sugar*™ by Mtn Dew®.


Naticus105

I still have a can of Crystal Frawg from '97.


Xisuthrus

[Mudskippers](https://i.imgur.com/3K3bcOV.gif) - Fish which have evolved to live on land for extended periods - do something similar, although in their case its to keep their eyes moist.


NoblePineapples

Nature is weird.


XBacklash

Life finds a way.


BlankWaveArcade

so I herd u liek mudkipz


PinballWizrd

Kinda makes you wish our eyes were multifunctional too...


Own_Choice_498

Nope lol


gramb0420

you havent lived until eating puss with your eyeballs...


throwaway_ghast

There's a hentai for this somewhere out there...


shamaniamiam

Clicked on the 'read more replies' expecting to see a link to said hentai, leaves disappointed.


Pieless_Alfred

When you put it like that, I see where you're cumming from


ShaoLimper

This makes me more uncomfortable than the OP


kashuntr188

this sounded so ridiculous until I found out its true. wtf.


darkestsoul

The Healing Church from Bloodborne is very interested...


underlander

grant us eyes *ribbit*, grant us eyes *croak*


Prequalified

I hope I can forget too.


uptokesforall

> "As you once did for the vacuous Rom, grant us eyes, grant us eyes. Plant eyes on our brains, to cleanse our beastly idiocy."


Action_Seal

Kerm, or some say Kermit...


Slappio16

Plant eyes on our brains, to cleanse our beastly idiocy


HelloSailorStory

See food diet


PCMM7

The dirty bulker


lyghtwaves

Healing Church used blood, it was Byrgenwerth that wanted eyes.


DracoRex1812

They ate the cords, now they have eyes on the inside


reddit_the_cesspool

*Byrgenwerth would be more accurate ngl. Healing Church cared about the old blood while Byrgenerth cared about insight and the eyes-on-the-inside symbolism.


darkestsoul

You are correct, sir. I mixed up my groups of crazy zealots.


neon_junki3

Came here hoping to find a bloodborne reference. Was not disappointed.


L4t3xs

Demon of song


VDr4g0n

Miyazaki is taking notes as we speak


Pishong

Nono, the world is taking notes from miyazaki


akiba305

Oh amphibian! Oh amphibian! Have mercy on the poor bastard!


bobbywright86

So do they have a total of 4 eyes or do they hop everywhere with their mouths open?


JackBinimbul

Only two eyes. If they want to see, they need to open their mouths. This happens because many amphibians actually use their eyes to swallow. When they swallow, their eyes dip down into their mouth to help push the food. This mutation results in the eyes being fully retracted into the cavity.


pingpongtits

I don't know why I'm so disturbed by this but it's got me on the edge of tears thinking about this poor frog.


zer0_st4te

nah, you should be *impressed!* it's a full grown animal, with muscle mass and everything! it has succeeded despite drawing the genetic short straw, and i bet it's even managed to reproduce and send a little of its own inherited weirdness into the future! and who knows, maybe eyes on the inside are better in some respects! evolution is a wily creator, and everything we consider normal now, was once as bizarre as this seems!


RaageFaace

I look forward to your future Ted Talks.


KravenSmoorehead

He may have a newsletter you could subscribe to. Its ok to ask.


drpussycookermd

frog facts


AtheistAustralis

SUBSCRIBE


Sinavestia

A frog completely sheds its skin about once a week. After it pulls off the old, dead skin, the frog usually eats it.


KatLikeGaming

That's such a weird thing to do that I would never see my kids do after a sunburn.


zer0_st4te

did you just assume my.. syndication?


runningray

There goes his inbox.


zer0_st4te

Perhaps you'll find this old comment of mine amusing-- The articulation of the *opposite function* of the saying 'pearls before swine' is... 'pearls before swine'. 'Pearls before swine' is understood as 'value unrecognized by the ignorant', but this implies inherent value of the pearl. In its opposite sense, 'pearls before swine' can be understood as 'value familiar to the wise', because to a pig, there is no value, nutritional or otherwise, for the bauble. Thank you for coming to my TED talk.


Krith

So how do I sign up for your newsletter again?


Demp_Rock

I’m so confused, yet intrigued


Catumi

Who knows future generations may evolve into a Barreleyes Frog thing like the [Barreleyes Fish](https://i.natgeofe.com/n/822650f9-7218-45ed-8902-c7e9df583f7d/090223-01-fish-transparent-head-barreleye-pictures_big.jpg) Probably not, but ***maybe.***


wingspantt

For anyone who didn't notice, the black dots are NOT this fish's eyes. Its eyes are the green orbs in its skull. And its skull is transparent. It looks around from the INSIDE of its CLEAR SKULL.


dirtmother

Well, he's immune to Three Stooges eye poke shenanigans


axle69

He's actually not cause their heads are like not quite set jello and a finger poke would push right through. Researchers found that out the hard way trying to bring one to the surface.


SilentNinjaMick

WHAT the FUCK


wingspantt

Ocean life be crazy


kavien

I bet its vision is blurry.


Tactical_Moonstone

The green orbs are pointed up because the eyes are looking up to detect light distortions caused by jellyfish that swim above them. Once it detects a jellyfish, the fish pitches up and the orbs look straight forwards for the fish to home in on the kill.


E__F

Or maybe everything will evolve into crabs.


Acescout92

I for one accept my inevitable ascendance to crab


faern

return to chitin


sniperFLO

Conversational carcinization: given time, every thread eventually turns into a discussion of carcinization.


Stohnghost

THE LONG ARC BENDS TO THE CRAB 🦀


paniczeezily

If not enough people have said this, this is an amazing comment. This is how evolution by natural selection works. If this mutation is not advantageous, they will cease to exist inside of 2 generations or so, no matter how lucky. But, despite all the weird shit that happens to a canary in the coal mine species like frogs, these things may be a fundamental part of their species in 100 generations. Duckbill platapodes are weird AF, right?


zer0_st4te

>This is how evolution by natural selection works. there's a calculus to life that goes widely unappreciated; *everything* is in flux, and the hope of a better tomorrow must outweigh the fear of giving up what got us here


Cyb0rg-SluNk

>If this mutation is not advantageous, they will cease to exist inside of 2 generations or so, no matter how lucky. But what if, rather than being advantageous, it is completely non-disadvantageous? Isn't it possible that the line of "eyes inside the mouth" frogs continue to exist and thrive?


Zerio920

If it has a net-zero effect on the frog's survival then I don't see why not.


ADHDengineer

Well, if it’s not a negative it will also proliferate. I can’t see how this is a positive mutation though.


LoavesOfCorn

The nice thing about this comment is that it makes me feel good about myself simply because I have *some* muscle mass.


zer0_st4te

if you consider the combined mass of all the planets in just our solar system, and then compare it to the entirety of biomass that exists on earth, from bacteria to blue whales, it starts to become evident just how rare life really is, and the extent to which we take that for granted. it is a *luxury* to bemoan impending old age, for example, and the visual cortex of a fruit fly is rarer than the planetary conditions that begat it.


Vonderchicken

They are protected from parasites with the eyes inside.


morkani

I'm new to learning about evolution, & I'd like to understand it better. I have a question. I've learned of polydactyly recently and it helped me dismiss a notion I had that any major mutation like that would not be passed on to offspring, or if it was the offspring would not survive. I'm curious however. I've been trying to understand the different species lately through youtube videos & a lot of species seem to be so similar that I don't know how they can call them different species. Isn't it true that different species cannot breed with each other and have viable offspring? **If so, at what point would a frog like this, with it's offspring, be considered a new species, unable to breed with frogs that are above its head?** (or something like that)


roger-great

If the genetic differences would be big enough yes you would be right, but just by one mutation you can't be sure. And mind you, this (for frogs) isnt such a big one. In human standards its like the loosing of wisdom teeth I guess.


zer0_st4te

i'm afraid i don't possess the scientific knowledge to answer your question, but i wholeheartedly encourage you to continue to pursue your interest in this field.


Mad_Aeric

The whole thing about different species not being to produce fertile (not viable) offspring is a bit of an outdated definition, in and of itself. There are so many exceptions to that rule that it's become more of a suggestion. Wolves/coyotes for example. In other cases, such as with different species of fruit flies, two populations may not be able to interbreed, but if they can both interbreed with a third species, genes can still flow between the two populations. What really differentiates species is whether humans have decided if they're different species or not. Sorry to throw so much uncertainty at you, but biology in particular is messy and sometimes doesn't accommodate labels well.


MirandaTS

There are 3 different ways to classify species and not all of them include "cannot interbreed". There's morphological, which was how species used to be classified: "Does this look like it's similar to this other species? Then they're related." It's useful because it's quick, but of course, some species that look similar are not actually related by other measures. There's biological species: "Can this breed with this? Yes, they're related." Since you're interested in biology, I'll also mention that sympatric (sym- like symmetry, -patric like patriot) speciation, where 1 species will diverge in to 2 that still live in the same area, often occurs either due to pre-zygotic or post-zygotic barriers. Pre-zygotic means "before the baby is formed", basically, and often occurs due to differing number of chromosomes: polyploidy. Post-zygotic is either nonviable offspring or sterile offspring -- I believe mules are sterile. Allopatric occurs when a species diverges into 2 due to *physical* barriers: a landslide splits the group in to two. This does not necessarily mean they cannot breed with each other, just that they are unlikely to run in to each other. Back to species concepts. Lastly is genetic species, which compares the difference in genetic code between two species (mostly done by computers). This doesn't mean two genetically different species can't breed with each other, necessarily, it just means one has mutations the other does not. Similar to how humans have different mutations (look up mirror hand syndrome, freaky!) but can still breed with each other. This frog may fall under that.


dusmeyedin

Even the ability to breathe oxygen was a freak evolution. Prior to that, all living things would suffer corrosion and poisoning from oxygen, since it was likely that they respired using sulphur compounds, coming from deep sea vents.


[deleted]

fuck dude i went from super depressed for the poor frog to pumping my fist in the air like in the ending of the breakfast club


fig31

I like you.


subterrestrial

I like the way you think


Helmote

this is strangely wholesome and reconforting


ronsrobot

Please, allow me to get you a tissue for your mouth-eyes.


kuurokuulo

I know, me too. I feel so ridiculously sad about this for some reason.


Jindabyne1

When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead.


Imaybeerong

Just close your eyes and chew as they say in some countries.


BonerJams1703

You should feel better knowing that he’s probably fine. He just keeps his mouth open when he needs to.


baby_fart

Shut your mouth, you don't wanna see this!


[deleted]

You'll have to wait for Planet earth 3 to witness the daily life of the Eyesinmouth frog. You'll also be seeing the nighttime escapades of a reversed digestive tract donkey, and learn about the social lives of a large family of inbred meerkats.


Rider_of_Tang

" reversed digestive tract donkey " NO


dtn_06

Perfect response


Channel250

They must be from Portland


MidnightAction

I used to holiday in Eyesinmouth. Good Restaurants near the Harbour.


FatQuack

I immediately thought of Lovecraft's Innsmouth.


dice1111

Isn't that close to the fabled tower of Eyesinguard?


Jeff_From_IT

Ah yes, the famous vacation spot for Hobbits.


okgusto

The views were horrible though.


TBGshxtALL-DAY

I feel like the inbred meerkats are a normal thing, do animals have the same mutations humans do when breeding with their “family”? That’s a question I would like to know


Arioxel_

yeah, and that's a real issue when we're breeding a specific/rare/expensive race of dog or horse for example. That's also why pedigree dogs tend to be more stupid and suffer from genetic illnesses more frequently.


KamikazeFox_

Who knows, but you gotta believe that they really gotta watch what they eat.


einsibongo

Just the one mouth pair and I think they are extinct now too. Lot of frog species are dying out now.


Spartan2470

The image on the right is in "Climbing Mount Improbable" by Richard Dawkins and [has the following caption](https://www.google.com/books/edition/Climbing_Mount_Improbable/g4gkhtRGSLgC?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=%22The+toad+in+Figure+3.2+is+said+by+the+photographer,+Scott+Gardner+of+The+Hamilton+Spectator,+to+have+been+found+by+two+girls+in+their+garden+in+Hamilton,+Ontario.+He+says+that+they+put+it+on+the+kitchen+table+for+him+to+photograph.+It+had+no+eyes+at+all+on+the+outside+of+its+head.+When+it+opened+its+mouth,+Mr.+Gardner+said,+it+seemed+to+become+more+aware+of+its+surroundings.%22&pg=PT139&printsec=frontcover): > The toad in Figure 3.2 is said by the photographer, Scott Gardner of The Hamilton Spectator, to have been found by two girls in their garden in Hamilton, Ontario. He says that they put it on the kitchen table for him to photograph. It had no eyes at all on the outside of its head. When it opened its mouth, Mr. Gardner said, it seemed to become more aware of its surroundings.


jontss

Maybe all those jokes we make about Hamilton being super polluted have some real truth to them.


Miramarr

It's pretty gross over there


Warphim

Those are jokes?


YanLibra66

Even the mice in their mills are mutants now believe or not, pollution to crazy levels


ugagradlady

X-Mice


Warphim

Moustique. Psymouse Collosmouse Nightmouser


Skrillamane

Every time i cross that bridge coming from Toronto, it has always been night and the first thing i see is the giant flame coming out of one of the factories.. That's why I have and will always call it Mordor and i think it's kinda appropriate lol.


Mintfreshbeat

This must suck. You basically can't have any lemons or limes


Graynard

You can, you just really gotta want em


okcumputer

I was thinking tortilla chips.


gizzardgullet

Frogs "We're playing around with some different directions we could go with the species"


HerbertWest

It's the evolutionary equivalent of cell phone manufacturers removing the headphone jack.


memeticmachine

eyephone X


Civil_Defense

Stands to reason that having their eyes so level with their tongue should result in better aim. Kinda like the difference of bringing a scope up to your eye vs just shooting a gun sitting on your shoulder.


srandrews

Insightful amphibians


Cutecupp

Introspective too


NameGiver0

/r/Yourjokebutworse


DANleDINOSAUR

Fuck it, make a souls game with all the monsters just being mutant deformities of normal animals.


tiefling_sorceress

Shadow of Chernobyl


FishheadDeluXe

Most frogs use their eyes to chew and squish prey. This is some form of cleft eyeball pallete or something.


[deleted]

You know, I've watched pond frogs blink really hard while eating a bug. This makes sense.


FishheadDeluXe

Exactly


BadAsBroccoli

They squish their food with their eyes? No wonder frogs never order hard shells at Taco Bell.


FishheadDeluXe

Lol. Forget getting gummed by a chip, ever been eyeballed by a sharp chip


N3UROTOXIN

Aah Kos


HavenHeist

Or some say Kosm...


Antifact

Grant us eyes


israelregardie

\*their


-PursueHappiness-

argh it’s not that hard people


btoxic

Right? I wish people would open their mouths and pay more attention.


flogginmama

Inside where mouth?


Reapr

there *points* EDIT: Also I'm getting downvoted right now for pointing out the difference between advise and advice. Apparently I'm an asshole


wolamute

I specifically searched for this comment, for the love of Pete guys, just proofread your shit!


njayhuang

No no, see that there mouth? That's where the eyes from all the mutated frogs grow. After they're done growing they return to their original owner so that there mouth can start growing a new pair of eyes for another mutated frog. It's like a timeshare situation.


Wolf687

Seriously. It's not that difficult.


mangolimon3

Does this happen before or after they turn gay?


MrOcelot20

It’s during the transition. We have yet to see the destructive capabilities of a fully gay frog.


Der_Shrimpi

When they are fully gay they grow to about 10 meters and weigh an approximate 50 tons. Also their bones somehow turn into diamond. And they spit acid lightning out their arseholes.


Ur_favourite_psycho

That only happened that *one time*!


nerdyoutube

i was expecting a larger threat. that’s a relief


Jaw_breaker93

They’re just bi for now


abrecade

Before. This is what gives them a taste for balls in their mouths.


HarleyQuinn_RS

Ahh, so the [Demon of Song](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2woUMsRMJk) is real after all.


miniman420

That's the demon of song


Cupcake447

Those frogs have too much insight.


deraser

I’ve always heard you should watch what you eat, for improved health. These guys must be fit as hell.


Philsie

Who toad you dat?


earnest_borg9

I frogot.


TheOmniGlow

Looks like his eyes are bigger than his stomach.


yyungpiss

[beetlejuice vibes](https://i.imgur.com/0Z7mSCU.jpg)


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249ba36000029bbe9749

"Watch your mouth!"


gomaith10

Watch what you eat!


davidbrit2

[Turtles too!](https://i.imgur.com/ocJ9Ti1.jpg)


Montaz

My childhood !


Rocky87109

I don't believe it until I see a clip.


GrammarNazi-Bot

*Their


BeastKingSnowLion

Poor froggies!


Bleach__Soda

This sounds like a buzzfeed article title


_significant_error

Was it the part that says "inside there mouth"?


Kinowolf_

Their.


fedchenkor

Their*


bitemynipple

Their\*


chochazel

Actually I’ve been trying to watch what I eat recently…


cactuspizza

That’s tragic to see


Revlis-TK421

The fact that it's an adult frog means apparently it's not that detrimental. Survived this long...


Datboi_OverThere

Probably scares away all the predators


aacchhoo

They are like "MA! There is a stray cat outside"


99problemsbut

The real see-food diet, amirite?


gbiypk

I'm having Beetlejuice flashbacks here.


boombago

dark souls 2 moment


Just1morefix

"Arrghhhh, please kill me. Ribbit."


Decadunce

Imagine eating something sharp


Jiggidy40

I thought this was related to how some frogs eat. They use their eyes to push the food down their throat. I'm not sure this is a genetic mutation, but possibly pics showing this ability.


tsrui480

Some frogs do use their eyes to help push food down, but there is usually skin or a membrane separating the eyes from the actual mouth. This mutation causes the eyes to be seated in the mouth with nothing in between.


Tossup434

No, it’s definitely a mutation.


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danfromwaterloo

Watch what you say, frog.


Cjninkartist

Yooo this is perfect for my comic thanks yo!


codetasm

It's what's inside that counts.


ben087

So... every time they eat, they get poked in the eye? This is a mean twist of fate


Shadsdad69

The Demon of Song flashbacks


Gatack

At least he can watch what he eats


Bobbi_fettucini

Lives on a see food diet


Aedelt116

My wife came into the room and said check this out. My jaw dropped so I could get a look at our new cat.


azdirt

Their


feeblemuffin

[***20 days ago***](https://redd.it/mndn2d) and [***55 days ago***](https://redd.it/lygvpa) and [***63 days ago.***](https://redd.it/lsrfje)


Cyborgchimp17

*Their


SilentMaster

What a confusing life to live. They just accept they have to open their mouths to eat, when no other frogs have to do this. So unfair.


RestoreMyHonor

Uh, you don’t have to open your mouth to eat?


Luitpold

'their' you absolute certified fucker


DeeDev98

Thats my post bro.


YarOldeOrchard

[this one? ](https://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/lywqz4/frog_with_eyes_in_the_mouth/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share)