Wisconsin Sea Grant Frogs: Answers to the Jumping Frog Quiz
1: Frogs are found only in North America.
False. Frogs live all over the planet; on every continent except Antarctica.
True. Scientists have discovered chemical compounds in the skin secretions of frogs that might be made into powerful drugs -- everything from strong painkillers to possible treatments for the most deadly cancers.
False. Frogs make an amazing number of sounds -- some peep, some bleat like sheep and some even sound like pigs!
True. Many species of frogs produce a toxic, mucous-like substance on the surface of their skin. A predator that tastes this poison will spit out the frog, avoiding what would have been a bad-tasting and dangerous meal.
True. Most frogs escape danger by retreating from their predators.
True. Some frog species live in the desert and can survive without water for long periods of time.
False. The long tongue of frogs and toads is actually folded in half when stored in the mouth.
True. Many species bury themselves underground, sometimes in the mud at the bottom of a frozen-over pond.
True. Wood frogs and spring peepers can survive even after two-thirds of their body mass freezes!
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