There is no actual difference between frogs and toads, with the popular comparison being used only informally with no taxonomic or evolutionary history. All toads are frogs and toads are just species or families of bumpy frogs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
In the original version of The Princess and The Frog, by the Brothers Grimm, the princess does not kiss the frog to turn it into a prince but rather throws the frog at a wall as hard as she can which breaks the curse on the frog and turns it back into a prince. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
BeyoncΓ© assumed she would automatically get the title role of Princess Tiana - Disney's first black princess - in the 2009 film The Princess and the Frog, so she refused to audition. The role went to Anika Noni Rose, who had co-starred with BeyoncΓ© in the 2006 film Dreamgirls cheatsheet.com/entertainm…
Kermit the Frog was awarded an honorary doctorate of Amphibious Letters on May 19, 1996, at Southampton College, New York, where he also gave a commencement speech. He is also the only "amphibian" to have had the honor of addressing the Oxford Union debating society. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ker…
The song "Hello Ma Baby" was nearly 60 years old when sung by the cartoon frog. It's the oldest known song to mention the telephone, and the first about a man falling in love with a woman he never met via technology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
There is a Colombian species of Frog called Allobates Niputidea or in english, Allobates Not a Fucking Clue. This is because when discovered, the team had no idea of how to classify it. colombia.inaturalist.org/…
Today I learned about Rosie the Ribiter, the American Bullfrog that holds the record for longest frog jump with a leap of 21 ft, 5 in in 1986. The prize for anybody to beat the record stands at $5000 USD roadsideamerica.com/story…
The wood frog can hold their urine for up to 8 months. They recycle urea, the main waste of urine, to protect their cells and tissues (i.e. heart, brain, bloodstream stop, etc). This is possible due to the presence of special microbes in their guts to recycle urea. nypost.com/2018/05/02/the…
Poison dart frogs are actually harmless when kept in captivity. In the wild, they only develop poison because they eat mostly ants, and the ants themselves ingest different varieties of poisonous plants. nationalgeographic.com/an…
Alaskan Wood Frogs would freeze their bodies in the winter. Their breathing and heart beat also stops, allowing them to survive temperatures as low as -80 degrees Fahrenheit. Their bodies will thaw during the spring and come back to life. businessinsider.com/these…
Scientist have created the first living robot called Xenobots. These robots are made from frog stem cells. intelligentliving.co/xeno…
Frogs are found throughout Australia in the desert, breeding in floods and able to survive underground without water for up to five years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
Today I learned about the Devil Frog, or Beelzebufo ampinga, which was the largest frog to ever exist at ~16 inches and ~10 pounds. It preyed upon baby dinosaurs and had a bite force comparable to a lion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
In May 1981 the citizens of Naphlion, Greece awoke to find small green frogs falling from the sky. The Greek Meteorological Institute surmised they were picked up by a very strong wind since the frog species was native to North Africa. newtimes.co.rw/section/re…
The Panamanian golden frog, which has trouble making itself heard above the noisy waterfalls and fast moving streams of Panama, often attracts mates through the use of semaphore en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
Before modern refrigerators, Russian and Finnish people would keep live brown frogs in their milk to keep it fresh. It was found that the secretions made by the frogs basically act as antibiotics, killing bacteria, and keeping the milk fresh and safe to drink. discovermagazine.com/envi…
Some beetles can be eaten by a frog, then walk out the other end sciencenewsforstudents.or…
Today I learned about the Darwin's frog. The males of this small Chilean frog swallow the embryos to finish the tadpoles development inside their vocal sac. The "pregnant dad" does not eat for around six weeks until the froglets move to the mouth and get out en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
The first female pregnancy test was in the 1950s and involved injecting a woman's urine into a female frog's skin. If the woman was pregnant, then within 5-12 hours, the female frog would lay eggs. theatlantic.com/science/a…
Alaskan Wood Frogs freeze during winters. 2/3rds of their body water turns into ice, hearts stop beating & blood stops flowing. They build up high concentrations glucose in their organs & tissues which prevents cells from shrinking/dying. When spring arrives, they thaw out & hop away. latimes.com/science/scien…
Some frogs can't vomit, so they've learned to do the next best thing - after eating something nasty the American bullfrog turns its stomach inside out and cleans it manually with its front limbs, then puts it back in place [physiological study] SFW jstor.org/stable/30157929…
Frog rains do exist. There is no proper explanation to why this happens though tornadoes such as waterspouts are said to be responsible. science.howstuffworks.com…
Snails burrow under the leaves and soil and hibernate. Their heart rate slows to where it hardly beats at all, and the snail's blood contains chemicals that prevent it from freezing, similar to many insects and other invertebrates, and even frogs and other animals. thesnailwrangler.com/educ…
The tadpoles of the South American paradoxical frog, a special type of hylid frog, are larger than the frog itself. The tadpole of the 'shrinking frog' is 27cm long whereas a full grown frog is only a quarter or a third of its former length. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pse…
Today I learned about the hooded pitohui, one of the only known birds to be toxic. We all know about poison dart frogs - this bird’s feathers contain one of the most potent neurotoxins known to science – here’s their story. australiangeographic.com.…
Today I learned about the frog coffin, a magic trinket people used to hide in churches back in the day in eastern Finland. An average sized coffin was 15cm/5.9in long en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
Andre Geim is the only person to have won both a Nobel Prize and an Ig Nobel Prize. He won the Nobel for working on isolating graphene and the Ig Nobel for levitating a living frog with magnets. He also has worked on a project to enable people to climb on walls "like Spider-Man." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
Today I learned of the frog galvanoscope. The first electrical voltage testers were made by using a frog's leg with the sciatic nerve still attached and connecting two points on the leg to a potential electrical source. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
Rock paper scissors was invented in China. It was dated by a chinese author to go back to 206-220 CE, and was known as 'shoushiling'. It also had many variants spread across China, such as frog, slug and snake. wrpsa.com/the-official-hi…
The Very First Kermit The Frog Puppet Was Made Of An Old Green Coat Creator Jim Henson's Mother Owned, And A Ping Pong Ball Cut In Half. britannica.com/topic/Kerm…
There is a frog that is called a mountain chicken which neither lives in a mountain or is a chicken api.nationalgeographic.co…
African clawed frog was used as pregnancy tests between 1930 and 1960s. Female frogs can laid eggs when injected with urine from pregnant women. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afr…
Da Vinci discovered that severing the spinal column of a frog resulted in instant death. But it seems he felt disturbed by hurting living things, stopped working on live animals, and became a vegetarian. In fact, he loved animals so much that he would buy birds at the market and let them go. dana.org/article/the-hidd…
In 1996, a man broke into a New Zealand radio station, held the manager hostage, and his demand was for the station to play "Rainbow Connection" by Kermit the frog nonstop en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rai…
In 1996 a man burst into a radio station in New Zealand and took the manager hostage. He demanded that the station play the Muppet song "The Rainbow Connection" by Kermit the Frog or else he would detonate a bomb. cnn.com/WORLD/fringe/9603…
The song β€œI’m In Love With A Big Blue Frog”, featured on a Disney children’s album, was written by the original lead singer of the band that became Blue Oyster Cult. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alb…
There is a Beetle that double crosses its predators (frogs) by luring them into attacking him, dodging, cutting their leg muscles and then eating them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epo…
Trey Parker and Matt Stone added Marc Jacobs as one of Cartman's stuffed animals in South Park after learning Jacobs had Cartman's Clyde Frog and Rumpertumskin dolls as tattoos. Jacobs honoured the reference by getting a Marc Jacobs doll tattoo en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1%2…
Scientists once floated a live frog in the air using magnets to simulate zero g iopscience.iop.org/articl…
North Carolina has, along with the usual 'official state' things, an official beverage, boat, carnivorous plant, dance, dog, frog, freshwater trout, marsupial, tartan, and toast. sosnc.gov/divisions/publi…
In 1938, at the age of the 19, the eventual founder of Red Lobster Bill Darden opened a diner named the Green Frog and defied the laws of the southern state Georgia by refusing to segregate customers based on race. thebalancesmb.com/bill-da…
Beelzebufo ampinga was the biggest frog to have ever lived with a length of 19 cm and weight of 4.5 Kg. It had a short, wide head that was almost all mouth-a maw fitted with small, plate-like teeth, massive spikes protruding from its skull and armored plates embedded in the skin of its back blog.nationalgeographic.o…
Some chipmunks eat frogs and baby birds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
A frog was the mainstream pregnancy test in the 1950s. If a woman’s urine injected into the frog caused it to lay eggs, then the woman was pregnant. theatlantic.com/science/a…
There are poisonous birds. The Hooded Pitohui is the first scientifically documented poisonous bird. Its feathers give off a neurotoxin called homobatrachotoxin which has previously only been found in the skin of poison dart frogs, and handling them can cause numbness. australiangeographic.com.…
The first reliable pregnancy tests involved doctors injecting women's urine into frogs; if they laid eggs without mating, the woman was pregnant. This test was called the "Hogben Test" and was used widely for about 20 years until doctors began injecting mice and rabbits instead. theatlantic.com/science/a…
The wood frog survives winter by producing an anti-freeze in it's blood from a combination of urine and glucose, allowing it to be 2/3rds frozen, re-animating after it thaws out months later. youtu.be/pLPeehsXAr4
In the 1950s, if a woman wanted to know if she was pregnant, she needed to get her urine injected into a frog to see if it would lay eggs. This was a mainstream method and thousands of frogs were exported around the world. theatlantic.com/science/a…
Microhylid, or narrow mouthed frogs, have a mutualistic relationship with tarantulas and they live in tree holes together. The tarantulas protect the frogs from snakes and the frogs protect tarantula eggs from ants. blogs.scientificamerican.…
The Leptodactylus Fallax Frogs of Montserrat are colloquially known as β€˜Mountain Chickens’, because they taste like chicken. www-staging.nationalgeogr…

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