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[–] fartyshorts 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago  (edited ago)

https://www.reuters.com/article/weedkiller-frogs/update-1-common-weedkiller-turns-male-frogs-into-females-idUSN0111969720100302

http://www.loe.org/shows/shows.html?programID=11-P13-00001#feature7

AHEARN: These frogs aren’t just behaving like females – they’re actually producing eggs and when those eggs are fertilized by normal male frogs, the babies grow up to be seemingly normal frogs. Let me say that again: the male frogs are having babies. And there are consequences. HAYES: …because they don’t have a female chromosome the females that are genetically males can only produce other males so 100 percent of their offspring would be males.AHEARN: These frogs aren’t just behaving like females – they’re actually producing eggs and when those eggs are fertilized by normal male frogs, the babies grow up to be seemingly normal frogs. Let me say that again: the male frogs are having babies. And there are consequences. HAYES: …because they don’t have a female chromosome the females that are genetically males can only produce other males so 100 percent of their offspring would be males.

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[–] crashing_this_thread 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

A perfect example of his ramblings only being semi-true. Weedkillers turning male frogs female is a story that, if explained without steam coming out of your ears, people might actually not dismiss out of hand.

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[–] fartyshorts 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yeah. He tends to sensationalize.