Cool Frog Facts


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1. It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up.
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2. The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people!
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3. Male Darwin frogs store their tadpoles in their vocal sacs, then cough up fully formed frogs.
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4. Tomato frogs secrete a glue which causes a predator’s lips to stick together.
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5. Female strawberry poison frogs have only one way of choosing a male to mate with: which one is closest.
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6. The male frog is the only one who can croak.
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7. Japan is the largest exporter of frog's legs.
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8. Scientists believe the frog's ability to jump helped it escape being eaten by dinosaurs.
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9. Frogs find their way back to their breeding grounds by following the smell of the pond’s algae.
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10. If it isn?t moving a frog can?t see it. If the frog can?t see it, he won?t eat it.
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11. Frogs will die if their skin dries out.
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12. A type of frog called the 'horror frog' will break its own bones to make claws out of them and use them as defensive weapons.
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13. The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people.
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14. A fear of frogs is known as Ranidaphobia.
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15. More people have a phobia of frogs than rats.
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16. Tadpoles look more like fish than frogs, they have long finned tails and breathe through gills.
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17. A fear of toads is known as Bufonophobia.
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18. The largest frogs are the Goliath Frogs of Cameroon, West Africa, with bodies nearly a foot long.
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19. Bullfrogs can live to the age of 30 years.
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20. There are 4,800 species of frog in the world but only one of them goes 'ribbit'.
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21. Frogs can see forwards, sideways and upwards all at the same time. They never close their eyes, even when they sleep.
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22. Frog juice, made by putting frogs in a blender, is an aphrodisiac in Peru.
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23. Interesting role-reversal: baby dragonflies (nymphs) catch and eat tadpoles (baby frogs!)
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24. The Hairy Frog is a frog species where the males grow hair-like structures on their thighs.
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25. The venom of a poison arrow frog can kill approximately 2,200 people.
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26. Frogs don't actually drink water with their mouths, they drink it through their skin.
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27. Unlike a frog a toad cannot jump.
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28. Found in Argentina, the ornate horned frog can eat an entire mouse with one swallow.
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29. Being an amphibian means a frog can live both on land and in water.

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