Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Frog Techiyas HaMeisim

One of the things I love about the animal kingdom is that after 30 years learning about animals, there are still new things that blow me away!

(Hat tip - BB from Australia.)


Phil said...

The North American Wood Frog is one of my favorites, thanks!
(For those who had problems seeing the video on their computer, like me, here's a link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fjr3A_kfspM )

Another type of frog reminds me of the midrash. Y'know, the one where the Egyptians beat the frog that came out of the Nile, and frogs emerged from its back:

E-Man said...

This is absolutely remarkable. Wow!

RW said...

Nissim u'nifla'ot.
Thank you for sharing this with us - I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it.

Bruce said...

Wow, i'm also amazed...baruch haShem. We've witnessed a miracle.

Yeshivish Atheist said...


And to think as humans have been trying to get cryogenic preservation to work with the latest technology we have, and we have only managed to have it work on a rat kidney.

And then we see that frogs evolved it all on their own.

alex said...

Yeshivish Atheist, how?

helmet said...

Amazing. Thanks for sharing. Ma rabbu maasecha HaShem.

Mud Mouse said...

>>"Wow, i'm also amazed...baruch haShem. We've witnessed a miracle."<<

You thought that one was good? What am I, chopped liver??

Unfortunately, as Rav Dessler pointed out, we can predict that this feeling will wear off quite rapidly with repetition, analysis and the assumption of understanding.

Hence, Yeshiva Atheist.

Alex said...

Here's a different kind of frog with a different method of cheating death: it kind of turns itself into a rubber ball: