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  • ‘The Carbonaro Effect’ ’Might Be Trippin’’ on Tru-TV
    ‘The Carbonaro Effect’ ’Might Be Trippin’’ on Tru-TV
    On last night’s Tru-TV episode of “The Carbonaro Effect,” titled “Might Be Trippin’," comedian and magician Michael Carbonaro, puzzles everyone with his tricks and has spectators shaking their heads in amazement...
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    New spring titles for preschoolers
    A new group of books for two-to-five-years-old are now on the market."Boom Snot Twitty" (Penguin, $15.99), written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Renata Liwska, is about three unlikely friends: a bear, a bird and a snail. They each...
  • Fishing
    Fisherman discovers live frog inside fish's mouth
    Most season anglers know that just about anything can happen while they are out on the lake. Things like lost fishing rods, tackle boxes going overboard, and missing the “big one” are common occurrences, but every once in a while...
  • Frog in Green Beans
    Woman finds dead frog in can of cut green beans
    On April 29 Huffington Post reports reports that Gloria Chubb got quite the surprise when she was heating her canned green beans in the microwave for dinner and found a baby frog mostly in tact in her cut beans with the exception of a few limbs...
  • Russian Brown Frog
    New antibiotics from old Russian folklore to put a frog in a bucket of milk
    An ancient Russian technique of preventing milk from spoiling has led to the discovery of 76 new peptides which have antiobiotic activity from the skin secretions of the Russian Brown Frog. The study results are published in the December issue of...
  • Frog found alive in bag of salad
    Live frog found in woman’s bag of salad
    You may think it’s just an urban legend, but think again. When Dwanita Pitman of Minneola, Fla. went to open a bag of salad as a healthy meal, she found a different green surprise… a live frog. According to the Huffington Post, she...
  • Frog swimming in puppies' water dispenser title page
    Creative writing video: Frog in water dispenser
    Involving students in creative writing activities can enhance learning, foster student creativity, and stimulate and further develop their imagination and writing ability. The more students get involved in writing, the better their prowess will be...
  • Vernal pools:microcosm of life
    Vernal pools:microcosm of life (video)
    In Connecticut, vernal pools may easily go unnoticed when on a hike. Vernal pools are small and often disappear during the summer months. Yet, for those who have the awareness to observe the wildlife associated with them, vernal pools provide a...
  • Frog
    Deadly frog fungus identified in the wild
    The cause of the deadly decline of frogs and salamanders worldwide has been confirmed in a new study published in PLoS ONE. The fungal species Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis was identified years ago as the likely cause for mass amphibian deaths,...
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    Salamander season begins
    On one night of the year in New York, thousands of yellow-spotted and jefferson salamanders migrate to vernal pools to breed and lay eggs. This event usually occurs mid to late March.Many New York residents may see the salamanders crawling across...
  • Spring Peeper
    Leap Day with frogs
    Many people associate Leap Day, leaping in general, with frogs. Today, on February 29, is raining like crazy in Baltimore, and moisture is percolating down into the earth. Sleepy frogs and other amphibians are stretching their legs, waking up from...
  • Frog
    A tiny frog threatens Hawaii's quiet nights.
    A tiny frog, only about two inches in size, has threatens Hawaii’s quiet nights. The coqui male frog croaks a high-pitched, two-syllable “ko-kee” mating call nightly. This mating call can reach 90 to 100 decimals for up to...
  • Battling Bullfrogs
    Battling Bullfrogs (VIDEO)
    Throughout the United States, the months of May, June and July are a good time to view male bullfrogs competing for terriitory in ponds on hot summer nights.Males are bellowing to attract females. All around the pond perimeter, males have claimed...
  • Battling Bullfrogs
    Battling Bullfrogs (VIDEO)
    In New York, the months of May, June and July are a good time to view male bullfrogs competing for terriitory in ponds on hot summer nights.Males are bellowing to attract females. All around the pond perimeter, males have claimed territories where...
  • Battling Bullfrogs (VIDEO)
    Battling Bullfrogs (VIDEO)
    In Connecticut, the months of May, June and July are a good time to view male bullfrogs competing for terriitory in ponds on hot summer nights.Males are bellowing to attract females. All around the pond perimeter, males have claimed territories...