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…
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…
Today in 1954 for 5 minutes, thousands of baby frogs fell from the sky after being picked up by a tornado and landed in Sutton park in Birmingham. birminghammail.co.uk/news…
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.…
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…
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…
The reason why frogs/toads croak after a rain is due to attract mates for mating. frogpets.com/why-frogs-cr…
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…
A frog cannot keep its eyes open when eating, because it uses them to help swallow its prey sciencenetlinks.com/daily…
There is a relatively large frog population in the Sahara desert en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sah…
Frogs are becoming extinct. earther.gizmodo.com/alarm…
Despite Kermit the Frog often being credited as the iconic Muppet, Rowlf was actually the first known Muppet "star" as a recurring character on The Jimmy Dean Show, first appearing in a telecast on September 26, 1963. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Row…
, according to the Chinese Ming-Dynasty (17th century) era book "Wuzazu" by Xie Zhaozhi, the game Rock Paper Scissors dates back to the Han Dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). In Japan, its earliest form "mushi-ken", players picked from a frog (kawazu), a slug (namekuji), or a snake (hebi). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
Very few frog species actually make the familiar 'ribbit ribbit' sound made famous by the Baja California Chorus Frog which is native to Hollywood and Southern California en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baj…
Some frogs have razor sharp teeth! researchgate.net/figure/T…
Common kingsnakes (Lampropeltis getula) are notorious ophiophages, and will consume rattlesnakes as readily as they will garter snakes. Immune to the venom of native pit vipers and capable of consuming a snake nearly as long as they are, kingsnakes also consume frogs, lizards, turtles & rodents. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kin…
The Hooded Pitohui is one of the first known poisonous birds. Their feathers give off a neurotoxin (homobatrachotoxin) which causes numbness and has previously only been found in the skin of poison dart frogs. It inhabits the rainforests and tropical jungles of New Guinea. study.com/academy/lesson/…
The Wood Frog can go eight months without peeing. While it hibernates, it uses the urea (the main waste in urine) to protect their cells and tissues, even as the critters heart, brain and bloodstream stop. phys.org/news/2018-05-woo…
Today I learned about a big tadpole. A biologist found the largest tadpole ever found by scientists, and it measured 10.1 inches long when captured. Discovered in a pond in Arizona in 2018, this massive bullfrog tadpole most likely had hormonal issues and may never turn into a frog according to biologists. americanscientist.org/blo…
Frogs Can Be Hypnotized by Placing them on Their Backs And Rubbing Their Stomachs buzzinbumble.com/2015/06/…
One of the reasons American bullfrogs are so dangerous as invasive species is cannibalism. Adult bullfrogs can subsist entirely off tadpoles and younger frogs (which eat algae and insects), and that reliable food source lets adult populations grow beyond what's normally possible in an ecosystem nationalgeographic.com/an…
The Lake Titicaca frog (Telmatobius culeus) does push-ups to help its saggy skin absorb the most oxygen possible from it's high altitude lake habitat zooatlanta.org/the-amazin…
It is possible to hypnotize a frog by placing it on its back and gently stroking its stomach. johnmongiovi.com/blog/201…
The paradoxical frog (Pseudis paradoxa) comes from tadpoles that are approximately 3-4 times larger than the resulting adult frog. amphibiaweb.org/cgi/amphi…
Conservationists created a match.com profile for the world’s loneliest frog named Romeo, in order to raise funds for expeditions to find more of his species. Their work paid off, and Romeo and Juliet are together at last. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
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…
The Horny Toad of the American Southwest is not a toad at all. It is not related to toads or frogs. In fact, it isn't even an amphibian. It is a lizard. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hor…
To please Lord Indra, Hindu god of rain, people in drought-stricken Bhopal, India "married" a frog couple. Then in light of heavy rainfall (26% more than normal) in the area, the frogs were "divorced" less than 2 months after their "wedding" in hopes the divorce would end the rain. indiatoday.in/india/story…
All toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Wood frogs are the only frogs that live north of the Arctic circle. Their deep-freeze period can extend up to 8 months a year, making them among the longest hibernators of any vertebrate. Wood frogs are able to survive long harsh winters owing to a buildup of glucose and urea in their systems. nwf.org/Educational-Resou…
One Golden poison frog contains enough toxin to kill 10 to 20 people. It can be found in the Pacific coast region of Colombia in South America and is a social animalβ€”living in groups of up to six frogs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gol…
Frogs use their eyes to help them swallow food. youtube.com/watch?v=TUbx1…
In the traditional version of The Frog Prince story, the frog was not transformed by a kiss, but by being thrown angrily by the Princess, with all her strength, against a wall. pookpress.co.uk/the-frog-…
The Indian Bullfrog male, during the monsoon mating season, turns from drab green to yellow in color and their vocal sacks turn blue. Their loud bellows and changed appearance are key in attracting females.These frogs are able to jump right out of water as though on land despite their huge size. zmescience.com/ecology/an…
Because so many amphibians migrate over busy roads on the first rainy nights of Spring, the town of Amherst, Massachusetts installed an under-road tunnel system specially designed to help the salamanders and frogs migrate safely hitchcockcenter.org/progr…
, potential new antibiotics were discovered due to research into folklore that putting Russian brown frogs into a milk bucket would keep the milk from going sour. acs.org/content/acs/en/pr…
Green herons, native to North and Central America, are one of the few species of bird known to use tools such as bread or insects as bait to lure fish. When a fish tries to take the bait, the green heron will grab it. They also feed on frogs and aquatic arthropods as they walk along shorelines. allaboutbirds.org/guide/G…
An African frog species called "Goliath," can weigh up to 7 lbs.; it's known to move rocks weighing over 4 lbs. to build a "nest" for its tadpoles. The giant frogs will dig a hole in a riverbank & surround it with rocks to create private pond for their young. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Jim Henson is on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as both himself and "Kermit The Frog". Only three other people have received this honor. Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse; Mel Blanc and Bugs Bunny; and Mike Myers and Shrek. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim…
Some species of tarantulas keep tiny frogs in their burrows, as these frogs eat bugs that could eat the spider's eggs. blogs.scientificamerican.…
The dragon snake's most notable feature is their unusual skin with 3 rows of enlarged, keeled scales running down its back resembling the backs of some crocodilians. When threatened, this non-venomous snake stiffens its body into a straight line. It is native to SE Asia and mainly eat frogs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xen…
In May 2005 the Crazy Frog commercial was aired at an average of nearly 2378 spots per day in the UK. 15% of these ads were shown twice during the same ad break. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
The Madagascar poison frog is a colorful amphibian endemic to tropical forests throughout most of Madagascar. The frog is typically found between 600 to 1200 m above sea level. Its choice of insect diet creates high alkaloid concentrations in the frog’s skin, making it to toxic to predators. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
The Alaskan Wood Frog shields itself during winter with about an inch or two of leaf litter along the forest floor and allows up to 60 percent of it's body to freeze solid. It's heart stops eventually beating and survives in a semi-frozen state for weeks.... nationalgeographic.com.au…
The hairy frog aka the wolverine frog gets its name from its behavior of breaking its own bones and sticking them out out of its skin to use as sharp weapons. It is the only known animal with this behavior. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai…
Today I learned of SPLAT - The Society for the Prevention of Little Amphibian Tragedies on the west coast of Vancouver Island, B.C. They exist to stop amphibian road mortalities by capturing frogs and salamanders near the roadside and transport them across the highway by hand. youtu.be/5G9Z2_uFvUc
The purple frog (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis) is a rather stout-looking amphibian endemic to the Western Ghats of India. Because the frog only visibly appears above ground for a matter of days following the monsoon season, it was long overlooked by science being only formally described in 2003. edgeofexistence.org/speci…
One of the first reliable pregnancy tests consisted of injecting the woman's urine into a femy South African clawed frog. If the frog produced eggs then the woman was pregnant. vice.com/en_us/article/bj…
95 species of frog have group sex where the males turn bright yellow sciencemag.org/news/2017/…
Golden Poison Frog,one of the most toxic animals on Earth, can kill 10 adult humans with just 1mg of it's Poison. Interestingly Golden Poison frogs raised in captivity and isolated from insects in their native habitat never develop venom. macroevolution.net/golden…
Out of thousands of Frog species, only one goes "RIBBIT", But it has become a global cliche of how a frog sounds because that particular frog specie resides in the West Coast of USA, where Hollywood is, and were recorded for sound effects in classic Hollywood movies. californiaherps.com/frogs…
Today I learned about Donny the Doberman, a gifted dog, that has been shown arranging some of his 80 plush toys into evenly spaced triangles and lines, and chooses to use, for example, only stuffed frogs or monkeys for a particular design, completely of his own accord. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Today I learned poison dart frogs make great pets. So long as they are bred in captivity (so as not to diminish population) They get their poison from their diet in the wild so they are harmless in captivity and can live over a decade! joshsfrogs.com/catalog/bl…
Captive bred Poison Dart Frogs are not toxic because of their diet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poi…
Epomis beetles sneak up behind their victims (frogs), and hold on firmly using their legs. To paralyze the victim, the beetle makes an incision in the pelvic region with its mandibles, cutting nerves and perhaps leg muscles. The amphibian loses its ability to move and is eaten by the beetle. youtu.be/5GDUwlKzJxY
The wood frogs of Alaska freeze for seven months β€” starting in September β€” then thaw and hop away latimes.com/science/scien…
The first battery was invented by Alessandro Volta in 1799 after a disagreement with Luigi Galvani over the source of electrical current in dead frogs. It was the first continuous source of electrical currenti in the world. britannica.com/biography/…
The Wood Frog, which lives in the arctic circle, can survive while having up to 2/3 of its blood supply frozen. blog.nationalgeographic.o…
In taxonomy that all tortoises are turtles but not all turtles are tortoises. Same thing with frogs and toads all toads are frogs but not all frogs are toads. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tur…
There are species of frogs that freeze during the winter months and thaw in the spring. The frog will stop breathing, its heart will stop beating and appear quite dead. When the hibernaculum warms up above freezing, the frog's frozen portions will thaw, and its heart and lungs resume activity. scientificamerican.com/ar…
The creator of Pepe the frog has sued infowars for 15K for wrong usage of the pepe icon. thedailybeast.com/infowar…
Today I learned of Andrew Geim winning an Ig Nobel Prize in 2000 for levitating a frog and a proper Nobel Prize in 2010 for demonstrating various properties in graphene. He is the only person to have won both awards. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
Martin Denny became popular in the 1950s for jazz music with nature sounds on accident because his band performed live next to a pond of croaking frogs. Later, people would ask him to play the music with the frogs. When he released an album with the added frog sounds, it sold one million copies. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
From the 1930s to 1960s, pregnancy tests were often performed by injecting a woman's urine into a species of African frog. If the frog laid eggs in response, it indicated a positive test. theatlantic.com/science/a…
Kermit the Frog's last appearance on Sesame Street was in an Elmo's World segment in the show's 40th-season premiere on November 10, 2009. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ker…
Doctors used to use live frogs as pregnancy tests. The "Hogben Test" was to inject the urine of a woman into a female frog and see if the hormones made the frog lay eggs. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Tarantulas keep frogs as pets. blogs.scientificamerican.…
Kermit the Frog was absent from Sesame Street's second season because of concerns that he was "too commercial" muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Ke…
Wood Frogs don't hibernate in the winter like other animals, rather they cryogenically freeze their bodies, stopping all their organs INCLUDING their heart, and stay this way for months before thawing themselves out when the weather gets warmer in the spring. owlcation.com/stem/Frozen…
In 1996, Southampton College at Long Island University (now a campus of Stony Brook University) awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Amphibious Letters to Kermit the Frog. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hon…
β€œWon’t You Come Over to My House,” one of Michigan J. Frog’s songs in the Looney Tunes classic β€œOne Froggy Evening,” isn’t a romantic invitation but a really sad lullaby. digitalcommons.conncoll.e…
Giant spiders employ tiny frogs as housekeepers - colombian lesserback tarantulas let dotted humming frogs stay in their burrows to keep it free from bugs too small for the spider to get that might try to eat the spider's eggs. blogs.scientificamerican.…
The game Rock Paper Scissors is as old as the Han dynasty (206 BC – 220 AD). It was also known in Japan as Slug Frog Snake. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc…
-The 2002 film β€œIt's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie” has the Twin Towers standing in an alternate reality where an angel shows Kermit the Frog what the world would be like had he never been born. wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o…
Glass frogs are named that way because their internal viscera, including the heart, liver, and gastrointestinal tract, are visible through the skin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gla…
Poison Dart Frogs derive their toxicity from eating poisonous ants and termites in the wild, and that captive-bred Dart Frogs are essentially harmless, as their diets do not contain poisonous prey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poi…
The analogy about frogs not jumping out of water that is slowly raised to boiling stems from a 19th-century experiment demonstrating just that ... but the frog previously had its brain removed. theatlantic.com/technolog…
Kermit the Frog broke up with Miss Piggy in 2015 and began dating a pig named Denise. However, in February 2016, Denise allegedly broke up with Kermit. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ker…
Each year about US$40 million worth of frog legs are traded internationally, & it is conservatively estimated that humans consume up to 3.2 billion frogs for food around the world every year en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fro…
The "boiling frog fable" - the premise that a frog suddenly put into boiling water will jump out, but if put into tepid water which is then slowly brought to a boil, will cook to death - is false: a frog that is gradually heated WILL jump out en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boi…
The premise that if a frog is put into boiling water, it will jump out, while a frog put in water which is then slowly brought to a boil will die, is false. Frogs will become more active with increasing temps and will jump out just fine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boi…
Frog neck muscles are so weak that they use their eyes to push food down their throat. While it looks like they're blinking, they’re actually sucking their eyes down into their bodies to push food into their stomach. rearfront.com/best-useles…
Frogs can't vomit so they have to eject their entire stomach and later swallow it animals.howstuffworks.com…
First reliable pregnancy tests involved frogs being injected with urine businessinsider.com/xenop…
While Danny Trejo was filming his cameo in "The Muppets: Most Wanted!" his mother passed. The cast all offered their sympathy but he shrugged it off because of his 'tough guy' persona. It wasn't until Steve Whitmire apologized in character as Kermit the Frog that Trejo broke down crying. collider.com/danny-trejo-…
When eastern airlines flight 401 crashed in the Everglades, Robert Marquis and his friend Ray Dickinsin were out hunting frogs when they saw the crash. They rushed to the scene and took people away from the site on their boat for the next day. Marquis suffered severe burns from jet fuel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
On the list of about 500 animals that have been observed engaging in homosexual behaviour, there is only one frog species: the black spotted frog, which is ony found in East Asia. wikivisually.com/wiki/Lis…
Diamagntic Levitation was discovered and then forgotten because scientists were skeptical and when it was rediscovered, they used live frogs to get peoples attention and appeal to a broader audience because scientists still didn't believe it. ru.nl/hfml/research/levit…
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…
The 2002 TV film It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie has the Twin Towers standing in an alternate reality where an angel shows Kermit the Frog what the world would be like had he never been born. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Frogs get married in south India to appease the rain gods thenewsminute.com/article…
Today I learned about the Wood Frog. These frogs have adapted to cold climates by freezing over the winter. During this time, they stop breathing and their hearts stop beating. Their bodies produce a special antifreeze substance that prevents ice from freezing within their cells nwf.org/Educational-Resou…
A species of wood frog survives the winter by allowing itself to almost completely freeze. The blood of the frog freezes and its breathing and heart stop for the entire winter. When spring thaws it out, it continues on with life youtu.be/CraGaGFnMDs?t=1
The color BLUE is actually incredibly rare in nature, and the poison dart frog is more authentically blue than the sky or the ocean youtu.be/KN7krvnm2uM
Andre Geim won the parodistic Ig Nobel Prize in 2000 for his work on using magnetism to levitate a frog. 10 years later, his experiments regarding graphene won him the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. This makes him the only ever recipient of both the Ig Nobel and Nobel Prizes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And…
Today I learned of the frog known as the "Hairy Frog", "Horror Frog", or the "Wolverine Frog" that is so aggressive it will literally break its own bones, force them through the skin, then use them as claws to attack; even humans. youtu.be/KR3Rbhh1ymI
The Crazy Frog songs driving sounds were made from a 17-year-old Swedish Teenager trying to imitate a 2-stroke engine. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
Frogs with hairy legs exist. We came upon this in class today and had to look it up if it really existed. Frog with hairy pants. roaring.earth/wolverine-f…
When poisonous frogs are fed zoo diets they no longer become poisonous. The wide variety of food in the wild supplies them with the chemicals for making poison. animals.sandiegozoo.org/a…
In the original princess and the frog, she hurled the frog against the wall with all her might to kill it, not kissing it at a all. pitt.edu/~dash/grimm001.h…

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