Have we been wrong about frogs all along?
Yesterday I did a post with
the oft-mentioned story of how a frog will sit still for his cooking when put in water that is slowly brought to a boil.
But TPM Reader EG
wrote in yesterday to tell me that about a year ago he ran this story past a respected frogologist (actually, the word is apparently 'herpetologist' but that sounded more like a doctor they might have on call at the local Planned Parenthood clinic) and the frogologist said this simply isn't true.
As the water heats up, the frog starts to wig out. And if he can bail before the boil, he will.
Can anyone confirm this? Is the frog anecdote wrong? And if this story isn't true, how much more must we be in the dark about?
: Power of the web. Seems Fast Company
reported out the details of the frog hoax
ten years ago. We've all been deceived.
: Another debunking of the frog hoax
. Even Later Update
: Yet another research-based refutation
of the frog canard, along with bonus frog heating research.