Fact File #1: Frogs

Frogs are amphibious: they can write with both their right and left hands.

Frogs can lay up to 4000 eggs in one go, but you can’t buy frog eggs in a supermarket because the eggboxes would be too small and fiddly to make, and anyway they are not very tasty in a sandwich, even with cress. The bread goes soggy and it tastes mostly of tadpoles. And cress.

Natives of the Amazon rainforest have been known to lick the back of the Phyllomedusa bicolour frog to achieve psychedelic visions. If you are not a native of the Amazon rainforest, why not try licking the back of a common British frog? It won’t get you high but the frog seems to enjoy it, which will make you feel good. It did me.

When a frog dies, it is considered very rude to say “well, he croaked” at its funeral, but people do it all the time.

The French are famous for eating frog’s legs, but what they do with the rest of the frog is both worse, and sexier.

Actual crazy frogs don’t wear helmets and make irritating motorcycle noises. They mostly stay indoors and cry until it hurts.

If every frog in Britain was piled up one on top of another, it would be quite impressive initially but the novelty would wear off pretty quickly.

More facts next time, fact fans!

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