Friday Frog Blog: Weddings, Discoveries, and Obsessions

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This week in frog, three stories you could have missed:

  • In India, villagers fell back on an old tradition when they hosted a frog wedding as a symbolic act that they hope will bring rain to their land.
  • A species of frog that was thought to be extinct was miraculously discovered in the San Bernardino National Forest near Idyllwild, California.
  • Lady Gaga’s got a frog fetish.

As a belated tribute to Walter Cronkite, we leave you with the following words: “And that’s the way it is.

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