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I think looking back to my own childhood, the fact that so many of the stories I read allowed the possibility of frogs turning into princes, whether that has a sort of insidious effect on rationality, I’m not sure. Perhaps it’s something for research. Richard Dawkins
I actually witnessed the extinction in the wild of the Panamanian Golden Frog which fell victim to the same insidious killer. Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild III: Our Fragile Planet, BBC 2012
6) Darwin’s Frogs: the male gives birth to the young and does so out of its mouth ... Darwin’s Frog lives in southern Chile. Attenborough’s Ark: Natural World Special, BBC 2012
Some of them did regularly get out on to land. Whatever the reason for this move they evolved into the first amphibians. David Attenborough, Life on Earth (revised series), Fish, Birds & Reptiles
The largest group of amphibians – the frogs. ibid.
There are at least twenty different kinds of poison frogs in central or south America. ibid.
A tongue that can be stuck out is an amphibian invention. ibid.
There are more than 5,000 species of frogs and toads. Attenborough's Fabulous Frogs, BBC 2014
They can hop and climb. They can parachute from the treetops. And burrow deep into the ground. Some seemingly can even walk on water. ibid.
The Midwife Toad is not the only species in which the male takes care of the young. ibid.
It would be truly sad if we lost them. ibid.
In this house we do not use the F [Frog] word. The League of Gentlemen s2e1: Destination: Royston Vasey, toad-loving host, BBC 2000
And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into thine house, and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thine ovens, and into thy kneading troughs. Exodus 8:3
It would be about quarter past six in the evening. A summer’s evening ... And the sky suddenly darkened. Very very dark indeed. Like a thunderstorm. And then the frogs came. Millions of them. Raining out of the sky. Millions upon millions of frogs about a half-inch long. They fell all over us ... It rained frogs for at least an hour and a quarter. Joe Alpin, Alton Towers Staffordshire, televised interview
It was a horrible day. A typical summer’s day actually in Britain. It was raining all the time. But this was a very heavy shower. We’d actually been and bought my little daughter a little red umbrella. We heard something thudding against the umbrella. And when we looked to our amazement it was a shower of frogs. And they still were coming from the skies. Hundreds of them. Our umbrella was covered. All our shoulders were covered. And as we looked up we could see them coming down like snowflakes. And all at once when we looked down, the ground was absolutely covered in them. Hundreds of them. An area of about fifty square yards I should think. Sylvia Mowday, Sutton Coldfield, televised interview 12th June 1954
Frogs: In Egypt millions of Nile River frogs leave the water and infest the land ... With no food to eat, the frogs quickly died causing the next two plagues. Biblical Mysteries Explained: Exodus, 2008
There could be a logical explanation to a Biblical plague: a sudden explosion of the frog population across the Nile Delta, and it’s not down to the wroth of a vengeful God ... It also turns out that low oxygen levels can also cause frog growth to accelerate. The Ten Plagues of the Bible, National Geographic 2008
Scientific American as recently as 1933 carried the story of a frog nicknamed Old Rip, after Rip van Winkle. He seemingly survived for thirty-four years beneath a concrete roadway at ... New York. Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious World
If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first. Mark Twain
I went into a French restaurant and asked the waiter, ‘Have you got frog’s legs?’ He said, ‘Yes.’ So I said, ‘Well hop into the kitchen and get me a cheese sandwich.’ Tommy Cooper
That is the way it is done, the way it has always been done. Frogs have every right to expect it will always be done that way. John Steinbeck, Cannery Row
Run for the life! Back to the river! Back to the forest! Run! I want to save you! ET: The Extra-Terrestrial 1982 starring Dee Wallace & Peter Coyote & Robert MacNaughton & Drew Barrymore & Henry Thomas & et al, director Steven Spielberg, boy releases frog
Brazilian Amazon: We are currently boating through flooded forests to meet the Mayoruna Indians, a formerly cannibalistic tribe who use a strange frog-dried drug they call sambo. They use it to give themselves energy for hunting, they use it to abort pregnancies … an opioid peptide that’s a hundred times stronger than morphine, and some people say it’s psychedelic. Hamilton’s Phamacopeia s1e1: Getting High on Frogs, Vice 2012
And wake up feeling fantastic next day. ibid.
The Mayoruna village is a collection of huts spread across a large dusty clearing. ibid.
We’ll harvest the secretions and burn them and rub them into my wounds. ibid.
‘He says you throw up a lot when you do the frog.’ ibid. Interpreter
The little frog … They really live in a land of giants … They’re really endangered now … That big forest where they evolved hardly exists any more. Natural World: Wild Cuba: A Caribbean Journey II, BBC 2020
It’s just been an entire drip of frogs my entire life … and eventually Pepe … It’s a happy little frog. Storyville: Pepe the Frog: Feels Good Man, Matt Furie, designer, BBC 2020
The White Supremacist Movement has taken over Pepe the Frog! ibid. news