The equivalent of the English-language idiom "comparing apples and oranges" in Serbian is "grandmothers and toads"; in Romanian it's "the grandmother and the machine gun" or "the cow and the longjohns"; and the equivalent Danish idiom is "What is highest, the Round Tower or a thunderclap?" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
The female Surinam Toad carry her eggs on her back and her skin grows over the eggs. The eggs hatch and go through the tadpole phase under her skin. They emerge from her skin as fully formed mini toads after 3-4 months. marybatessciencewriter.co…
Dogs in Australia often lick toads to get high. sbs.com.au/news/thefeed/s…
The second verse of The Doors - Riders on the Storm "There's a killer on the road, His brain is squirmin' like a toad", was inspired by a 1950 killing spree by Billy Cook. Among the six strangers he killed, was a family of four (and their dog) that he killed and dumped in a mine shaft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
Australia wanted to control its populations of grey-backed cane and French beetles, so it brought cane toads from the Americas to eat them. But in Australia the cane toad has no predators, so now they have a cane toad problem. Since then, the cane toad has become a problem in over 15 countries. environment.gov.au/biodiv…
Medival Europeans thought that a brownstone supposedly found in old toads heads could cure almost any poison and the stones were often made into highly prized jewelry. These stones were in fact fossils dating from the Jurassic/Cretaceous period and had no curative properties. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toa…
In Australian states where the cane toad is common, some "sports" have developed, such as cane toad golf and cane toad cricket, where cane toads are used as balls abc.net.au/news/2005-04-1…
Common Toads have incredible memory, travelling hundreds of miles in Spring to return to the exact same pond where they were born in order to lay their eggs (of which there can be more than 1,500) youtube.com/watch?v=HXjBQ…
Today I learned about Ol' Rip the Horned Toad. In 1897, a horned lizard was placed in a time capsule located in the Courthouse of Eastland, Texas along with other memorabilia. When the Courthouse was torn down 31 years later, the capsule was opened and Ol' Rip supposedly came back alive. He became a celebrity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ol%…
Mr. Toad has a headstone in the pet cemetery at the Haunted Mansion in Magic Kingdom at Disney World as a tribute to the now extinct Mr. Toad's Wild Ride orlandoparkstop.com/news/…
Collecting toad sperm is easy; many release it in urine. Scoop 'em up and they urinate/ejaculate in fear. But what if they don't? According to Diane Barber of Fort Worth Zoo: "It's kind of weird, but if you hold them in your hand and look at them and bark at them like a dog, then they will pee". phys.org/news/2019-11-1st…
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…
The female Surinam toad absorb their eggs into their own backs where the young hatch & develop under the skin. The fully formed toadlets then push and squirm to loosen the female’s skin, then the pockets on her back open up. When they’re ready, they pop out of their holes. animals.sandiegozoo.org/a…
Agnes Waterhouse was the first woman executed for witchcraft in England (1566). She was accused of turning her talking cat into a toad, which then turned into a dog with horns and threatened her neighbor with a knife. She denied it, but was found guilty and hung. gorillacool.com/agnes-wat…
All toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Heinrich Otto Wieland researched bile acids, toad poisons and won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Wieland also protected people, especially Jewish students, who were "racially burdened" after the Nuremberg Laws. Expelled students could stay in his group as chemists en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hei…
Sea toads are deep-sea dwellers that have special fins for walking on the seafloor. They also have massive, inflatable gill chambers that expand their bodies with seawater, allowing them to take up more oxygen and protect themselves by puffing up just as pufferfish do. fisheries.noaa.gov/scienc…
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…
In 2005 in Hamburg, Germany about 1000 toads exploded. The phenomenon kept scientists busy for weeks until they found out that ravens had removed the liver from the toads during mating so that there was no resistance left when they inflated and they exploded. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
Before Monty Python settled on "Flying Circus", other ideas included "Owl Stretching Time" and "The Toad Elevating Moment". At one point, Michael Palin had the idea to name it after a random woman from the newspaper, thinking it would be funny for her to find out she had her own TV show. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
Horny toads can shoot streams of blood from their eyes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aut…
Before settling with the name Monty Python, the group considered other names such as "Vaseline Review", "The Toad Elevating Moment", and "A Horse, a Spoon and a Bucket". Eric Idle proposed the name Monty, a stereotypically drunk Brit, while Python was chosen simply because it sounded slippery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
The Olmec are largely viewed as the mother culture of Aztecs and Maya but left no written works on their belief structures. Archaeologists believe the Olmecs used entheogens because of burials of Bufo toads with priests, use of entheogens in later cultures, and sculptures of animal-shamans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ent…
During an annual toad migration in Germany, volunteers set up a β€œtoad fence” along the sides of the road to protect the amphibians from getting run over. The animals are trapped in bucket and carried to the other side of the road each day. More than half a million are saved each year. dw.com/en/why-did-the-toa…
Psychoactive toads exist. Colorado River toads contain a substance 5 times as potent as DMT- a strong hallucinogenic drug banned in the US. People have been arrested for attempting to get high by licking the toxic glands of the toads, when in fact the drug has to be extracted to be used. prohbtd.com/the-bizarre-h…
There is a toad whose pupils are shaped like hearts (non-anatomically correct) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel…
Since most people in Japan and China use their phones or computers to phonetically convert the Latin alphabet to type Chinese characters, more people are forgetting how to write some characters by hand. On a Chinese TV show, only 30% of participants could write "toad", η™žθ›€θŸ† (LΓ i hΓ‘ ma). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The Colorado River Toad can secrete a hallucinogenic toxin. Albert Most founded the "Church of the Toad of Light" and published a pamphlet detailing how to "milk" the toad and smoke it's venom. evolveandascend.com/2016/…
Toads throw up their entire stomach if they’ve eaten something nasty. They clean it with only their right hand because their stomach is connected to their intestines with a shorter membrane on one side. Thus, the stomach hangs out to the right of the toad and the left hand can’t reach it. discovermagazine.com/1996…
Crows were the cause of the exploding toad mystery in Germany simply because they wanted to eat toad liver. odditycentral.com/animals…
The tiny garish Crucifix Toad secretes a glue to catch insect prey that has been found to be the strongest non-toxic adhesive known, works irrespective of temperature or moisture while remaining flexible and porous, and has exciting new applications in medicine, as it is 'highly biocompatible'. asknature.org/strategy/3d…
In 2006 over a 1000 toads swelled up to 3 times their size and exploded with no apparent reason, causing panic at the possibility of a new virus. The real reason? Local crows had figured out how to peck out the frog's highly nutritious liver while avoiding their poisonous skin youtube.com/watch?v=cF903…
That there was a captive toad that reached the age of 40 years old yorkpress.co.uk/news/9038…
On Chinese social media, "Toad worship" is the cult of former President Jiang Zemin. When he turned 90, fans flocked to send him birthday wishes and "one more second", a moment of their lives to extend his bbc.com/news/world-asia-c…
In 1995, Julie Partansky proposed a small 6-inch tube to facilitate safe frog crossing under a busy street in Davis, California. β€œThe Toad Tunnel” has been featured in Roadside America and The Daily Show. localwiki.org/davis/Toad_…
Today I learned about a Surgeon who treats drug addiction by smoking Bufotenin, a liquid that's produced within a toad body. youtu.be/cOFSX6nezEY
Guillermo del Toro was working with Disney on an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows but left the production team as an executive said: 'Could you give Toad a skateboard and make him say, 'radical dude'. Del Toro responded: 'It's been a pleasure...' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Suriname toad carries her fertilized eggs under the skin on her back where they develop into baby frogs and burrow through the skin later so they can swim to safety. wikipedia.org/wiki/Common…
Some autism patients excrete the same toxin in their urine that hallucinogenic toads have on their skin en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buf…
A species of toad has mustache fights with other toads to get laid wired.com/2014/02/absurd-…
Frogs and toads have the ability to see color even when it is so dark that humans are not able to see anything at all. They are unique in having rods with two different sensitivities. lunduniversity.lu.se/arti…
The Pebble Toad will throw itself down a cliff to avoid predators, and survives by tucking in its legs and being light enough to bounce without being injured. news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/e…
Today I learned of the Suriname Toad, whose young are embedded in the mother’s back as eggs and hatch by wriggling free of her flesh when they’re mature youtu.be/G2dSrUXsISA
Garter snakes can become toxic to their own predators by eating poisonous toads/newts, and absorbing their toxins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Com…
The most easiest and humane way to kill a Cane Toad in Australia is to pick it up with gloves, pop it into a plastic bag and place it in the fridge for a few hours to make it sleep. Once it is sleeping, move the bag with toad into the freezer for a few days to end it. canetoadsinoz.com/killing…
Today I learned of Riberoia, a parasite that causes frogs and toads to grow extra limbs. news.nationalgeographic.c…
In the urine of schizophrenics and those with severe autism there is an elevated amount of bufotenine- a hallucinogenic chemical also known to be found in psychoactive toads. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
Toad from super Mario is not actually a mushroom. Despite looking like one, he's actually a bald kid wearing a hat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toa…
Toads are actually just frogs mentalfloss.com/article/6…
The actor who played Toad in the first X-men movie was also Darth Maul in Star Wars: Phantom Menace. imdb.com/name/nm0661917/

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