Pretty soon, you’ll hear all about him, but for now, he thought it would be fun to tell you about his species.
Here’s some facts and myths about Frogs:
1. Touching frogs and toads does not give you warts.
2. Although they belong to the same animal group (anura), frogs and toads are different species.
3. The Frog Prince was made famous by the Brothers Grimm. Early tellings of this fairy tale have the frog turning into a Prince not with a kiss from the Princess, but initially because she was disgusted with the creature and threw it into a wall. Other early stories state that all the Frog had to do was spend the night on the Princess’s pillow as she dreamed.
4. There are over 3,500 species of anura in the world.
5. The smallest frog was discovered in Cuba. They’re only 8.5 millimeters long – that’s 1/3 of an inch!
6. The largest frog lives in West Africa and grows to nearly 12 inches (30 cm).
7. Japan considers Frog symbols to bring good luck.
8. Le Grenouille (“La Grahn-wee”) is French for “The Frog”. French are nicknamed “frogs”.
9. Frogs were the second plague that God used to punish Pharoah for not letting Moses and his people leave Egypt. [Exodus 7:25 – 8:11.]
10. Famous frogs include the Budweiser commercial frogs, Kermit the Frog created by Jim Henson, and The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County written by Mark Twain.
And Frankly, My Dear… that’s all she wrote!