The internet is filled with articles and Redditors pointing out the anachronisms of Netflix’s 1980s science fiction throwback series Stranger Things — from Barb’s Volkswagen car to the Demogorgon figurine. Now, scientists are joining the ranks of nitpicking nerdy fans.

Stranger Things season 2 spoilers ahead.

In Stranger Things’ second season, Dustin adopts a tadpole-like pet that loves nougat that is actually the baby version of a flesh-eating monster from The Upside Down. In episode 3, while trying to understand what exactly the pollywog is, Dustin pulls out a book and points to a species of frogs whose tadpoles develop outside the water: Indirana semipalmata. Problem is, the Indirana genus wasn’t named until two years after the show’s…

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from The Verge – All Posts https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2017/11/13/16643766/stranger-things-2-pollywog-anachronism-indirana-frog-genus

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