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Nature's Craziest Defense Mechanisms

By Vadim Newquist Apr 23, 2014

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The Hairy Frog

No, it’s not the hairy frog's hairs that play a part in its chief line of defense. Its main trick is breaking its own toe bones. What does it do with the broken bones? Well, basically, they push them through their skin and use them like crazy as wolverine style claws to ward off would be attackers. Sure, maybe its bones aren’t made of admantium, but it’s still pretty badass nonetheless.

Tags: animals, science, slideshows, nature, weird science

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Vadim Newquist

Vadim Newquist is a writer, director, actor, animator, fire fighter, stunt driver, martial arts instructor, snake wrangler and time traveling bounty hunter who scales tall buildings with his bare hands and wrestles sharks in his spare time. He can do ten consecutive backflips in one jump, make cars explode with his mind, and can give fifty people a high-five at once without even lifting his hands. He holds multiple PhDs in nuclear physics, osteopathic medicine, behavioral psychology, breakdancing, and chilling out. He currently resides in Gotham City inside his stately mansion with his butler Alfred and his two cats.

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