49 minutes | Sep 30th 2020

The Ancient Horseshoe Crab and Its Importance to Fighting Covid-19

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This week's topic is the Horseshoe Crab, which is one animal we wouldn't describe as cute, but they sure are a winner when it comes to evolution.But first for Coffee and Complain, Amber gives a PSA on why we shouldn’t make-up shame, and Jennifer’s PSA is to not drink poop. (Actually, it's don’t inhale tap water, because you could get a brain eating amoeba).  Did you know that Horseshoe Crabs aren’t actually crabs, they’re more like water bugs, and that they evolved 450 million years ago?  Horseshoe Crabs have way more eyes then we have, almost to a creepy level, but everything has a reason... right? And wow, do they lay a ton of eggs, but only in their own special, particular sand. Meaning, it is almost impossible to breed them in captivity.  Horseshoe Crabs are also going to play an important role in the Covid Vaccine process. How is this blue-blooded arthropod going to help save us? The same way they have been helping us make vaccines and injectable drugs and medical devices for the last 50 years. Listen now, to learn why you probably owe your life to a horseshoe crab.For more information on us, visit our website at betterthanhumanpodcast.comFollow us on Twitter @betterthanhuma1on Facebook @betterthanhumanpodcaston Instagram @betterthanhumanpodcaston TikTok  @ https://www.tiktok.com/@l_a_mander (if it still exists in the US)or Email us at betterthanhumanpodcast@gmail.comWe look forward to hearing from you, and we look forward to you joining our cult of weirdness!#betterthanhuman #cultofweirdness
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