Cool Frog Facts

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

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