Thursday, June 4, 2009

Interesting Facts about Frogs

Here are some interesting and little known facts about frogs...

A frog’s eye can see in almost any direction.

A frog’s tongue is attached at the front of the mouth instead of the rear, and is covered with a sticky substance to catch and trap its prey.

When a frog eats food that is too large to swallow, it will leave it sticking out of its mouth and ingest it gradually. The frog may even choke or regurgitate it.

Frogs have something similar to teeth. They have small cone like teeth around the upper edge of the jaw and roof of their mouth.

Frogs do not have any teeth on their lower jaw.

A frog can launch itself over 20 times its own body length.

The common frog (native to mainland Britain) can breathe through its skin.

Frogs legs are a culinary delicacy in France.

The worlds biggest frog, the Goliath can be found in Cameroon in Africa.

The Goliath frog can grow up to one foot long and weigh more than seven pounds.

The poison dart frog secretes from its skin one of the most poisonous substances known to man.

Frog fossils as old as 190 million years have been found.

Frogs shed their skin regularly and then eat the skin carcass.

A group of frogs is called an army of frogs.

The Gastric Brooding Frog, incubates its’ young inside its stomach. When the baby frog develops past the tadpole stage, it hops out of its mother’s mouth.

Frogs absorb water and air through their skin.

If you suffer from Ranidaphobia, you have a fear of frogs.

Frogs are a symbol of good luck in Japan.

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