Commenter Of The Day: The Edible Frog Edition

Frogs come in many varieties, both poisonous and benign, but none are so beloved as Pelophylax/Rana esculentes. Why do people like this amphibian so much? As a hint we'll give you the more common name: edible frog. With a taste described as similar to a chicken wing, they're a delicacy in many parts of the world. Cooking a frog can sometimes be unnerving because it looks as if it is still twitching while being cooked. This is because the cold-blooded animal doesn't enter rigor mortis as quickly as warm-blooded animals. In the U.S., these treats are typically fried with a cracker breading and served in restaurants along the Gulf Coast. As delicious as they can be, we can't imagine being part of the trial-and-error process to determine what was and what was not poisonous. We're fearful it may be similar to the Alzheimer's driving tests being performed on senior citizens. Or, even worse, it may be like bigblockautox's fable.

There was a scientist who studied frogs. One day, the scientist put the frog on the ground and told it to jump. The frog jumped four feet.

So the scientist wrote in his notebook, "Frog with four feet, jumps four feet."

So the scientist cut off one of one of the frogs legs. The scientist told the frog to jump. Frog jumped three feet. So the scientist wrote in his note book, "Frog with three feet, jumps three feet."

So the scientist cut of another leg. He told the frog to jump. The frog jumped two feet. So the scientist wrote in his notebook "Frog with two feet, jumps two feet."

The scientist cut off one more leg. He told the frog to jump. Frog jumped one foot. So the scientist wrote in his notebook, "Frog with one foot, jumps one foot."

So the scientist cut off his last leg.

"He said, "Frog jump. Frog jump. FROG JUMP!"

So the scientist wrote in his notebook, "Frog with no feet, goes deaf."

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