As to how the frog got in their, I haven't the froggiest idea.
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I wish I'd taken pics of the failed H-P LaserJet-II I once had to strip.
It lived somewhere damp. And was regularly used to print envelopes. Seems it had become home to a family of snails, who had developed an envelope-glue-eating habit as well as dying in interesting ways in the mechanism.
This is the same theory used to explain how frogs come to be found entombed (sometimes alive) in coal or rocks (or building foundations*) - it's possible that they entered when small and fed on insects which also entered through small holes.
*"Hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my ragtime gal..."
You can tell from that? I'm impressed.
I saved a toad from getting squashed in the road recently. It was definitely a toad rather than a frog, but I could only tell because it wasn't dessicated and stuck to a bit of a PC. I picked it up with my bare hands because I am well 'ard.
of English words ending in -us is often problematic, as evidenced by the common disagreement over whether a word should become pluralised by adding -es or by removing the -us and adding -i or even -ii.
Obviously, what is right is what is in common usage, so in a sense, everyone who uses one of the above is 'right', if enough other people use it.
But tempers get heated and there is a desire among us grammar nazis to see mere normal people use the 'right' form.
What should guide people into forming correct plurals of -us ending words is a knowledge of how the word is derived from Greek or Latin.
This knowledge is increasingly rare these days. Its absence is a sure sign of State rather than Private education.
Contrary to common belief, many -us ending words do not pluralise 'correctly' by replacing the -us with -i, but simply by adding -es:
Octopus - derivation Greek. Plural Octopuses.
Bus - derivation Greek. Plural buses.
Virus - derivation Latin. No Latin plural. English plural viruses
Syllabus - derivation Latin. Plural syllabuses
Prospectus - derivation Latin. Plural prospecti
Ignoramus - derivation Latin. Technically already a plural (of ignoro).
Whatever you do here to pluralise, ignorami is incorrect.
As readers of Register are all geniuses, they will be pleased to know that the correct plural of genius is not genii, but as I have indicated, geniuses.
When in doubt, google authoritative sources, do not put what you believe to be right as it is so often wrong
Have a nice day
Doofus - derivation the American gutter. Plural - whatever you like
It's a shortened form of omnibus (for everyone) in Latin.
And the -ii form is wrong for everything (it happens when replacing the -us with -i in a word ending -ius e.g. radius-radii)
Also, technically octopus/platypus - octopodes/platypodes since these come from the Greek, but hardly anyone uses those.
I half-remember a poem about the plural of rhinoceros, but cant find a link to it
Toads and frogs have many similarities, including the way they look. But there are some basic differences between them. Toads have dry, warty skin, while frogs have smooth, wet skin. Frogs have tiny teeth on both upper and lower jaws, while toads lack any teeth. Frogs have longer hind legs than toads. So frogs jump, while toads hop. Female toads lay there eggs them in long, parallel strings, while female frogs lay their eggs singly, in small or large clumps, on the water surface.
Moron ! you say that there is no distinction in taxonomy as in the wiki article , you don't understand taxonomy .
Saying there is no distinction made in taxonomy between frogs and toads is irrelevant as this is like saying a domestic cat is no different than a lion.
As I said before frogs and toads are different in response to a post saying they are the same , I know I'm correct so why don't you go and educate yourself .
We have a pond with frogs in it. When then die they do tend to bloat and then float to the surface presumably because of gases being created and held inside the frog. Really nice to remove -- not!
So I suspect that is what happened in this case and was probably aided by the heat as a previous commenter has noticed.
Anyone else remember the song Body by the above band?
"Little killer froggy,
Where did you hop?
Under the entertainment center
Realize you just couldn't stop
Worms found a hole in your booty they could enter and
I can't get your body out of my mind
I can't get your body out of my mind"
ok, I'll play...
Picture this folks! A large factory in Buildanythingyouwant, China with six, that's SIX! assembly lines with THREE SHIFTS worth of smiling young workers! So you see we can handle as many orders as need be and can add capacity at 300MPH!
THINK OF THE SAVINGS! We can add value with our product as well as increase YOUR sales by GOING GREEN and SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT!!
Now how many Green Frog Fanless Heatsinks© can I anticipate for your first order of video cards?
Running for the door.....
DAF or Dwarf African Frog - Hymenochirus boettgeri are common aquatic pets sold by the likes of your local aquarium shop.
If your tank top is not secured, they often jump out and move towards dark places.
It can't survive more than 20 mins out of water however...
They grow to about 2.5" long
I keep a few myself in an aquarium next to my computer.
Common names of animals often do not reflect their taxonomic status. It's what happens when you name things before you find out how they're related. Thus, saying that there is no taxonomic difference between frogs and toads is sort of true. There are many named 'toads' that are not true toads (belonging to family bufonidae). Just like not all 'bugs' are true bugs (belonging to Hemiptera). Pill bugs, for example, are actually crustaceans.
This seems to me extremely different from saying a domestic cat (Felis catus) is the same thing as a lion (Panthera leo), which are two distinct lineages of a larger family, Felidea. True toads, on the other hand, branch off within the Anurans (frogs), and therefore the term "frog" must either mean nothing scientifically or include the toads. I suppose we could say that toads are specialized frogs. Just like we can say that birds are specialized reptiles. (More specifically, specialized dinosaurs!)
Anyway, stop being such a jerk.
My oldish 13" TV (a Telefunken, google that!) had been working for 20 years without a hitch, except a gecko entered its premises and touched the high voltage circuitry / flyback...
...while I was watching it. The reason I know? A 3 foot spark leaped of it, and it caused a black strip just as long in the wall. I leave to you how it caused a scorched mark in the wall, or what was the (previous) composition of the resulting black soot in the said wall.
Suffice to say the tech only found half of gecko inside the TV.
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