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Three Headed Frog

michael posted more than 10 years ago | from the with-picture dept.

Science 135

An anonymous reader writes "Children in a nursery were shocked when they spotted a three-headed frog hopping in their garden."

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I have 3 heads too (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8476850)

Dr. Doublecock hooked me up with my third. You should too! Thank you Dr. Doublecock!

Obligatory (4, Funny)

spood (256582) | more than 10 years ago | (#8476924)

Did they name it Blinky?

Re:Obligatory (2, Funny)

Numeric (22250) | more than 10 years ago | (#8476975)

"Hoppy" would be more appropriate.

Re:Obligatory (2, Insightful)

spood (256582) | more than 10 years ago | (#8478211)

Actually, since the original Blinky had three eyes, and this frog has three heads, something referencing its three heads would be more appropriate. Something like Noddy. But that really wouldn't be very funny.

Re:Obligatory (3, Funny)

ConceptJunkie (24823) | more than 10 years ago | (#8478597)

Like... "Amphiberus".

On second thought, maybe not.

Re:Obligatory (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8479068)

Obviously it should be named cerberus.

Re:Obligatory (1)

macdaddy357 (582412) | more than 10 years ago | (#8482194)

Big deal! It just can't compare to a monkey with five asses.

ugh (0)

duck 'o death (597155) | more than 10 years ago | (#8476941)

Well, there goes my goddamned lunch. Shoulda read the subtitle first.

Re:ugh (1)

gl4ss (559668) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477834)

if that makes your appetite go away why, oh why, are you reading slashdot?

the pic of the frog isnt that disgusting even and like said on the article they're primitive animals(I'm pretty sure a mammal would have died of complications way much earlier). besides, siamese twins are much more 'disgusting' and happen on humans every now and then(albeit very rare).

curious happening. hardly stuff that matters though.

Re:ugh (4, Funny)

TwistedGreen (80055) | more than 10 years ago | (#8478636)

curious happening. hardly stuff that matters though.

What do you mean? It does matter! If anything, it's damn cool-looking. Mutants are neat.

Think of it as a biological memory leak. ;)

It's your own fault. (1)

keller (267973) | more than 10 years ago | (#8480225)

This is /. You're not supposed to RTFA.

Kermit and Piggy's Babies (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8476965)

....so this is what happens when a pig and a frog do the nasty?

Don't knock it. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8477041)

Miss Piggy and Kermie went to California last week and got married. Don't knock alternative lifestyles until you've tried it. In this case, a little "pig in the blanket" if you know what I mean.

Re:Kermit and Piggy's Babies (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8478737)

Q: What's green and smells like pork?

A: Kermit's finger

Sad. (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8476991)

I find it really sad that they're just going to keep it around living like this. I mean, I feel bad about killing it, but I think that it needs to be done. How can a creature with three heads and six legs like that thing, in the way it is put together, possibly have a comfortable life - even for a frog? It just looks confusing and painful and a terrible existance. It seems the humane thing to do would be to euthanize it..

Re:Sad. (5, Insightful)

RCO (597148) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477162)

I don't know, it's seems to be doing pretty well as it is... Don't assume it's a terrible existence just because it's different from the norm.

I'm sure that if you or I were thrown into an existence like that it might be unbearable, but things would become easier as we learned to cope, these frogs, as well as some humans, have never known another existence, therefore it isn't so unbearable to them.

Re:Sad. (1)

schmaltz (70977) | more than 10 years ago | (#8481929)

That's right! Humans who have experienced [teratology.org] similar [mednet.az] transformations [whale.to] are all living happier lives [whale.to] !

Jump back in your SUV [coalitionforcleanair.org] , nothing to see here [umass.edu] , move along.

Re:Sad. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8480213)

From what I read, the frog escaped and they're now looking for it. So they can't kill it yet, although, I'm sure when they find it they'll do all sorts of crazy experiments on it, so... yeah that might not be better..

Re:Sad. (1)

Tyreth (523822) | more than 10 years ago | (#8481196)

That was my first reaction too.

Re:Sad. (2, Interesting)

ag0ny (59629) | more than 10 years ago | (#8483600)

Don't forget we're talking about a frog. Something like this might be a real tragedy for a human being, because or our own social behaviour. But, from the social standpoint of a frog (if there's such a thing), I don't thing this is going to be a problem.

I guess the definition of "happiness" for a frog would be something like "being healthy and well-fed". This one looks quite happy to me.

If you listen closely... (5, Funny)

NickDngr (561211) | more than 10 years ago | (#8476995)

...you can hear them say "Bud-," "-weis-," "-er.'

Re:If you listen closely... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8481684)

Comedy gold.

What is this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8476997)

The only question to ask is whether science.slashdot.org has turned into Fark's "Strange" section, or whether it's Fark's photoshop contests.

Lake District (1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8477025)

Is this in the Lake District, where you get all the radioactive Rain from the Irish Sea?

There's this Nuke Refurbishing plant that dumps lots of radioactive junk into the Irish Sea in Shellafield (sp? geo?), so the Irish Sea is full of it, and Cancer rates along the Beaches have gone way up. Any connection, anyone?

Re:Lake District (2, Informative)

Captain Pedantic (531610) | more than 10 years ago | (#8478797)

No, it is in the south west, 10 miles away from Hinkley Point [llrc.org] (A nuclear power plant).

I wonder.... (2, Insightful)

SuDZ (450180) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477029)

Does it have three brains, the sets of other inards? Lets cut thtat froggy open and find out.

SuDZ

Re:I wonder.... (2, Funny)

Muhammar (659468) | more than 10 years ago | (#8481869)

I am afraid the children in the nursery actualy did try the separation surgery and now they have to resort to excuses like:

"The mystery amphibian is currently the subject of a frog-hunt after it hopped away and disappeared as staff at the nursery showed it to curious parents."

Frogs Three (4, Funny)

Undefined Parameter (726857) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477038)

Relax, everyone, it's just the beta for Frogger 3.0.

~UP

OK, that's freaky (4, Informative)

dacarr (562277) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477039)

I'm not exactly the squeamish type, but that kinda made me a bit queasy. Please be warned - this appears to be an odd fusion of three frogs.

Re:OK, that's freaky (1)

Spunk (83964) | more than 10 years ago | (#8478483)

Er, what were you expecting?

Re:OK, that's freaky (1)

Muhammar (659468) | more than 10 years ago | (#8481890)

3 princesses

Re:OK, that's freaky (1)

ManDude (231569) | more than 10 years ago | (#8479135)

I have to agree. I didn't expect that feeling like I was watch an operaton on TLC, but that's what I got.

'Don't look. But I gotta look. Don't look. . . "

Re:OK, that's freaky (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8480987)

Come on, it's just a frog. Getting queasy over something as mundane as a frog mutation is bound to cause problems later. What if you were around when some freak accident happened and you needed to save someone's life but paniced because of the blood? I used to be like you but a couple videos on www.ogrish.com saved me. Go check them out if you want to get over this.

Democracy meets Biology (2, Funny)

stuffduff (681819) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477060)

I wonder how it decides where to go next? Each head has it's own tongue, so which fly to catch is not an issue, but:

Where do you want to go today?

Is a whole other question!

Re:Democracy meets Biology (4, Funny)

Cy Guy (56083) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477285)

I wonder how it decides where to go next?

Obligatory Holy Grail [amazon.com] quote:
ALL HEADS:
You're a Knight of the Round Table?
ROBIN:
I am.
LEFT HEAD:
In that case, I shall have to kill you.
MIDDLE HEAD:
Shall I?
RIGHT HEAD:
Oh, I don't think so.
MIDDLE HEAD:
Well, what do I think?
LEFT HEAD:
I think kill him.
RIGHT HEAD:
Oh, let's be nice to him.
LEFT HEAD:
Oh, shut up.
ROBIN:
Perhaps I could--
LEFT HEAD:
And you. Oh, quick! Get the sword out. I want to cut his head off!
RIGHT HEAD:
Oh, cut your own head off!
MIDDLE HEAD:
Yes, do us all a favour!
LEFT HEAD:
What?
RIGHT HEAD:
Yapping on all the time.
MIDDLE HEAD:
You're lucky. You're not next to him.
LEFT HEAD:
What do you mean?
MIDDLE HEAD:
You snore!
LEFT HEAD:
Oh, I don't. Anyway, you've got bad breath.
MIDDLE HEAD:
Well, it's only because you don't brush my teeth.
RIGHT HEAD:
Oh, stop bitching and let's go have tea.
LEFT HEAD:
Oh, all right. All right. All right. We'll kill him first and then have tea and biscuits.
MIDDLE HEAD:
Yes.
RIGHT HEAD:
Oh, not biscuits.
LEFT HEAD:
All right. All right, not biscuits, but let's kill him anyway.
ALL HEADS:
Right!
MIDDLE HEAD:
He buggered off.
RIGHT HEAD:
So he has. He's scarpered.


Re:Democracy meets Biology (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8478780)

Wouldn't their tongues get tangled up?

There goes my karma (-1, Troll)

Lepruhkawn (199083) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477094)

First 5-Assed Monkey Post!

Pile of Frog Parts (1)

admiral2001 (518452) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477097)

It just looks like a big pile of frog parts, all mashed together!

really freaky... (4, Informative)

advocate_one (662832) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477100)

watching on tv last night on the local section of the news...

It's not a hoax, there really are three heads and most of three bodies merged on that animal... but only two forelegs but I was unable to determine exactly how many rear legs there were... but then again frog's bums don't exactly appeal to me either...

I call BS...almost. (1)

torgosan (141603) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477116)

Sure looks to me like the more common 2-headed frog sitting on top of the ususal 1-headed model...note all the extra feet/legs.

As seen on the x-files... (1)

atomic-penguin (100835) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477120)

I saw an episode of the x-files...Where UFO radiation caused anything touching to become one thing when it flew over them. There was a lizard with it's head stuck in a rock, a gas station attendant got stuck to the floor. The funniest though was a couple of horny teenagers that got their heads entangled while making out.

The picture looks more like 3 frogs got 'stuck' together rather than a frog with 3 heads.

Three heads is fine, but... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8477145)

...how many asses [techiehost.com] does it have?

This reminds me of... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8477153)

that simpons episode with the radioactive 3 eyed fish.

it's still alive... (3, Insightful)

runswithd6s (65165) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477180)

If this isn't a hoax (it's not April 1st yet), it's quite amazing that the frog has lived as long as it has. That frog is lucky, I tell ya.

Re:it's still alive... (1)

TwistedGreen (80055) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477734)

Lucky to be alive? Some would say that killing it would be an act of mercy.

Re:it's still alive... (1)

dtfinch (661405) | more than 10 years ago | (#8480392)

From the article: The mystery amphibian is currently the subject of a frog-hunt after it hopped away and disappeared as staff at the nursery showed it to curious parents.

I'd give it a day or two before declaring that it's real, to give them time to recapture the frog and study it. Even if there were lots of eyewitnesses, the strength of super glue is really quite amazing.

Mythological Typographical Error (5, Funny)

roberto0 (242247) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477244)

Is this the frog that guards the gates of Hades? No, that's three-headed dog.

Maybe this is the guy who guards the gates of Froggy-Hell!!!

Re:Mythological Typographical Error (3, Funny)

Mr Beano (650508) | more than 10 years ago | (#8480078)

Kermberus!

And I will call you Cerberus... (4, Funny)

Big Sean O (317186) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477298)

Obviously we're very close to the entry of Amphibian Hell.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerberus.

Be on the lookout for a Newt called Heracles!

A witch, a witch! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8478596)

She turned me into a NEWT!

Re:A witch, a witch! (1)

Satan Dumpling (656239) | more than 10 years ago | (#8479449)

I got better!

one more... (1)

buttahead (266220) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477303)

One more location that I won't drink the water. Two heads is enough for me.

Zaphod? (2, Funny)

WTFmonkey (652603) | more than 10 years ago | (#8481253)

Is that you?

Canaries in the coal mine baby! (4, Interesting)

Inexile2002 (540368) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477310)

Frogs are more sensitive to environmental pollutants and toxins because they're able to absorb many of them directly through their skin. They're developmentally simple animals so mutations show up more easily in their external morphology. Interestingly, since frogs eggs are separate cells and the membrane (which also absorbs toxins) would probably prevent three developmental frogs from sticking, this is one frog that has developed three frogs - not some sort of conjoined twin thing. (Although the difference there is a matter of degree, not kind.)

This is the most dramatic example of what I've seen yet but frog mutations are extremely common. Check out this [state.mn.us] , or this (warning more gross pics) [state.mn.us] . Does anyone but me wonder why we tolerate this level of contamination in our environment? I'm not a Green but I do object to being poisoned for some companies bottom line.

Re:Canaries in the coal mine baby! (0)

b-baggins (610215) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477757)

Um, maybe because of the first line of your post? Frogs are hypersensitive to this stuff. What mutates a frog doesn't even make a human baby burp.

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Re:Canaries in the coal mine baby! (4, Insightful)

Hadean (32319) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477960)

So when do we stop? When snakes start to grow heads at both ends? When deer start getting extra legs? Pollution is a cumulative thing - if there's enough now to cause mutations in frogs to this degree, pretty soon it WILL start affecting mammals such as ourselves (if it hasn't already).

I never understood why people just don't care about this type of thing, even though there's horrible proof right in their faces.

It's like a friend driving his Hummer down the smog-filled street (and not capable of seeing the tops of the skyscrapers) but telling me that pollution is just a big scare by all the environmentalists and that there's nothing wrong - HE'S HEALTHY. Although I'm not Green either (like the grandparent post), I can't understand the reasoning. What will it take to change their minds?

Whoa. /rant off.

Re:Canaries in the coal mine baby! (-1, Flamebait)

b-baggins (610215) | more than 10 years ago | (#8478400)

Pollution is NOT a cumulative thing. Biological systems are self-purifying. Talk to any chemist. It's the dosage, not the substance. Toxicity is all about dosage.

There is NOT horrible proof right in our faces. Frogs mutate easily. This has been true since the beginning of frogs.

The Earth spews out toxins. This has been the case since the beginning of the Earth.

Biological systems are not as delicate and sensitive as certain environmental fearmongers would have you believe. This has been true since the beginning of life.

Most environmental activists are simply watermelons. Green on the outside, Red on the inside. The modern environmentalist movement is home for all the communists and socialists who were discredited with the fall of the Soviet Union.

You want proof? Go to an environmental protest sometime. Count the number of signs attacking globalization and capitalism despite the fact that capitalist nations have the cleanest environments in the world. See how many booths you can spot hosted by ANWAR and other communist organizations.

Re:Canaries in the coal mine baby! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8479563)

despite the fact that capitalist nations have the cleanest environments in the world. You might want to qualify that somehow. The US, for instance, puts out 20% of carbon dioxide emissions. It certainly doesn't contain 20% of the population, or 20% of the landmass of the world.

Re:Canaries in the coal mine baby! (3, Informative)

Hadean (32319) | more than 10 years ago | (#8480552)

Yes, the environment is indeed self-purifying, I never said it wasn't, but just not fast enough to account for the amount of toxins that released. Actually, I should have been more specific - there are two kinds of toxins, some cumulative, some not.

A simple Google search came up with a ton of pages supporting this, like this one [sunysb.edu] should that shows the accumulation of toxins in marine biology ("Non-cumulative toxins do not increase in concentration in the body, even if the organism is chronically exposed to the toxin. Conversely, cumulative toxins, tend to increase in concentration, and are often associated with a specific tissue, e.g., cadmium tends to increase over time in the digestive gland of blue crabs."). this link [nutramed.com] , this link [cornell.edu] and this one [herc.org] also talk about the cumulative nature of pollution. etc.etc.

So where are your links?

I agree that a single mutated frog isn't PROOF that pollution is involved, that mutations will occur to surrounding mammals, whatever, BUT it should at least make you stop and think for a second, asks questions, etc., instead of just shrug and ignore it completely - which is what I was getting at.

Sadly, you're just as bad as those environmentalists you attack... ignoring everybody else.

Re:Canaries in the coal mine baby! (1)

eamonman (567383) | more than 10 years ago | (#8480520)

We keep going till there are chickens with ten pairs of drumsticks and thighs. ;) Maybe then KFC would lower the darn price on their 20-pc buckets.

Or in software terms:
One man's bug is another's feature. (mutation or wide-scale genetic engineering?)

Re:Canaries in the coal mine baby! (1)

DynaSoar (714234) | more than 10 years ago | (#8481954)

Hadean sez: "So when do we stop?"

At very latest, when there are so few left that we no longer can have a significant impact on the ecosphere. Frankly I doubt we'll stop until the situation ensures that outcome, although it hadn't occurred yet.

Lots of crazy people these days??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8483097)

The gradual accumulation of pollutants in the enviroment probablly explains why there appears to be more mentally deranged people (extreem terrorism etc), just look at the fact that the coal burning plants (just in the US), produce 46 tons of mercury per year.....all that toxic stuff has to go somewhere...perhaps those veggies you had for dinner had some small dose of mercury, for instance, some pople are very sensitive to mercury and after getting enough over a long period of time tend to go nuts and also suffer from cancer etc....another source of mercury is that each flourescent light (street lights too) has about 1 drop of mercury in each bulb...it's not only the whales and fishes that have a toxic load in their fat cells, people do too (i also read an article that old people really have accumulated quite a toxic mix of chemicals in their fat...mabey that explains why really old people (when they get really old and loose their body fat) tend to be a bit nuts....I also read that by the middle of this century, about 1/2 of males and females will get cancer...I think it't time to stop feeding the world-wide war machines and to instead put lots of money into biotech and nonotech and clean up the eviroment and do cool things like life-extention and better health.

Partially discredited (1)

bluGill (862) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477943)

No cause have been found for those frogs in MN, other than random mutation. There is no more or less polution in that area then other places where frogs live normally. The mutation doesn't strongly stop the ability of frogs to breed, so you get more of them.

If this was a different discussion you would call them proff of evolution.

Re:Partially discredited (3, Insightful)

Inexile2002 (540368) | more than 10 years ago | (#8478615)

Can you supply some references? Because who it's been discredited by and who paid for the studies (assuming you're siting studies) matters in these things. Frankly, I don't buy it. There are frog mutations all over (not just in England or MN) and dramatic increases in them that coincide with the rise of toxins in the environment. I'm going to go dig up the article I read about it and post a link in a bit. Got to get back to work now though.

Green in a nutshell (4, Interesting)

ghostlibrary (450718) | more than 10 years ago | (#8478094)

>I'm not a Green but I do object to being poisoned for some companies bottom line.

Err, I think you summarized the entire Green platform with that last bit. Beware, due to pollution and toxins, you might mutate into a Green, oh no!

Myself, I'm not a libertarian, I just want less government. I'm not a republican, I just want lower taxes. I'm not a democrat, I just want a lower debt. And I'm not an anarchist, I just post to slashdot occassionally :)

Re:Green in a nutshell (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8478343)

I'm not a democrat. I just like anally raping the rich while stealing their hard-earned money and giving it to the lazy poor.

Re:Green in a nutshell (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8478818)

Why would a democrat do that? Most of the prominent democrats are rich themselves...

Re:Green in a nutshell (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8481281)

I know! Ken Lay worked his ASS off!

Re:Green in a nutshell (1)

Inexile2002 (540368) | more than 10 years ago | (#8478568)

True that an exception to being poisoned is part of the Green platform... and just saying that out loud makes me feel weird... I mean, who's for being poisoned. Just that the "Green" ideology embraces much more than a strong objection to toxins in our environment.

Not that I disagree with most of it - most of what the environmentalists say makes sense on at least some levels. But that doesn't mean that that's the core of my politics and I believe that sometimes other things do take precedent over conservation. I'm not a Green. But that doesn't mean I like the whole toxins in my food, air and water thing.

I take clean food, clean water and clean air fairly seriously - and more than most. I'm a vegetarian, I drink distilled or at least filtered water and as often as possible, I eat only carefully washed organic fruits and veggies. These are dietary habits that are typically found in the hippy /green /environmentalist but that doesn't mean they're exclusive to them.

Not to offend you, but it's a fairly simplified worldview that summarized entire and diverse political movements or ideologies in a single sentence or a few words. Some Libertarians could give a damn about the size of the government or the extent of the government's role in their life as long as the rule of law and the role of government is still devoted to personal freedom in the strict John Stewart Mill sense.

Re:Green in a nutshell (1)

fredmosby (545378) | more than 10 years ago | (#8481718)

Actually I think the statement "I'm not a Green but I do object to being poisoned for some companies bottom line." pretty much is the Green party line. Blaming all the worlds problems on big business is what the green party is all about, not environmentalism.

Re:Green in a nutshell (1)

ConceptJunkie (24823) | more than 10 years ago | (#8478698)

>I'm not a Green but I do object to being poisoned for some companies bottom line.

Err, I think you summarized the entire Green platform with that last bit.


Hardly. There's nothing inherently Green about wanting a clean environment. I know I do. Now if he had insisted that be go back to an agrarian society, or more accurately, a Stone-age society, then he would be a Green.

sensationalism... bleh... (5, Insightful)

Free_Meson (706323) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477335)

The creature - which has six legs - has stunned BBC wildlife experts who warned it could be an early warning of environmental problems.


When there are a few hundred documented cases of this it's time to be alarmed. Here, it looks like a few eggs failed to adequately separate. I doubt the frogs even have the same DNA. The fact that their pond was 2-3 Kelvin warmer than it would have been 50 years ago has nothing to do with this freak occurance.

Re:sensationalism... bleh... (-1, Troll)

b-baggins (610215) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477784)

Be prepared to be modded down. Thinking is not allowed here. Only hysteria is permitted.

Re:sensationalism... bleh... (2, Insightful)

Guy Harris (3803) | more than 10 years ago | (#8480107)

The fact that their pond was 2-3 Kelvin warmer than it would have been 50 years ago has nothing to do with this freak occurance.

The comment to which you're responding said "environmental problems", not "global warming".

Re:sensationalism... bleh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8480923)

I used to live in a third world country where sewage was dumped into the local river. It was common to find mutated frogs. There most rare were the two headed ones, but they still were occasional finds. Others had three hind legs. We used to tie these to a string and spin them around as fast as we could then smack it on a rock. You would also light a firecracker in its mouth and let it hop. A few seconds later there would be body parts all over. Sometimes you could find a heart still beating.

Re:sensationalism... bleh... (1)

schmaltz (70977) | more than 10 years ago | (#8481853)

Nothing [easternct.edu] to [easternct.edu] see [state.mn.us] here [easternct.edu] , move [easternct.edu] along [easternct.edu] .

ps. that third one looks kinda like Tinkerbells legs sprouting out of a frog's ass. Kinda [berkeley.edu] gruesome [usgs.gov] . Time to order dinner from that Frenchy place [leighweb.com] on third ave.

The researchers have been collecting samples [nbs.gov] . Nothing statistically significant [berkeley.edu] . Jump back into your SUV and move along.

The next thing you know... (2, Funny)

Muad'Dave (255648) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477412)


You'll see these suckers in tanks in French restaurants like seafood places have lobsters. Oo-la-la! Ze Seks leg'ed frog!

Re:The next thing you know... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8480226)

I have a sudden urge to sing Django Reinhardt songs.

monkey island (1)

Wonda (457426) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477471)

nature didn't remember the game well...
it's supposed to be a three headed MONKEY

bicycle pumps (2, Funny)

SkunkPussy (85271) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477599)

does that mean you need 3 bicycle pumps to inflate it then?..

OB South Park (1)

xleeko (551231) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477614)

Yes, but does it have five asses?!

Re:OB South Park (1)

TwistedGreen (80055) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477763)

"One... two... five!"
"Three, sir."
"Three!"

*kaboom*

Re:OB South Park (1)

jon787 (512497) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477940)

And now for something completely different a man with three buttocks.

The real question is (3, Interesting)

doconnor (134648) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477669)

What did it look like when it was a tadpole?

In Other News... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8477715)

Frogs world-wide finally got their revenge when 3-headed humans were sighted hopping through a garden near Chernobyl.

And in other news... (1)

angst_ridden_hipster (23104) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477775)

Bat-Boy has been photographed out on the town with Lisa-Marie!

Hm.

Well, two-headed snakes are not all that exceedingly rare. I've not heard of three-headed reptiles or amphibians, but I have seen frogs with six or more legs, had a friend who was born with a six fingers on each hand, and once had a pet cat with three extra paws. The system seems pretty well written, but there are still some bugs.

Looks like a Froggy Orgy Gone Wrong (1)

Alliante (667430) | more than 10 years ago | (#8477819)

I could imagine....
"Oh no! We're STUCK!"

It must be... (1)

ivan1011001 (751254) | more than 10 years ago | (#8478008)

transcription errors from its journey to Midieval France.

Licking frogs (1)

phazei (559785) | more than 10 years ago | (#8478279)

Wonder if you get a bonus if you lick that frog.

Re:Licking frogs (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 10 years ago | (#8480313)

It changes into the Frog formerly known as Prince.

Is this even real? (2, Informative)

jpsowin (325530) | more than 10 years ago | (#8478376)

The photo is fake. The news article says that some people saw it but it got away. So they are merely going on what a few people said and now they are showing a fake frog picture to "prove" it. They're currently "looking" for the frog that was spoken of.

Fishy?

Re:Is this even real? (1)

astroboscope (543876) | more than 10 years ago | (#8483290)

The news article says that some people saw it but it got away.

And after they took all those pictures they didn't think to take it inside? What really makes me suspicious is that a 3-frog fusion managed to get away and hide from a whole daycare full of kids and their parents. How fast could it possibly go?

Frog Just Doing What Comes Naturally (3, Informative)

cmjensen (30043) | more than 10 years ago | (#8478382)

That's not a mutant frog. That's frog porn.

Doesn't anybody remember this [meepzorp.com] hoax which turned out [frogs.org] to be pretty much the same thing? Here [livejournal.com] is a good discussion of the issue

3 big mouths (4, Funny)

oever (233119) | more than 10 years ago | (#8478654)

I bet Steve Balmer is jealous: 3 big mouths and good legs for jumping around.

More Pictures! (4, Informative)

dnahelix (598670) | more than 10 years ago | (#8478688)

This is truly freaky!

More Pictures Here. [local6.com]

Not a three-headed frog (1)

Rufus88 (748752) | more than 10 years ago | (#8479765)

It's a set of congenital ("Siamese") triplet frogs. I saw the media describe a pair of human siamese twins that way pretty recently too (two-headed child or something to that effect). I couldn't help thinking how offended I would be if (hypothetically speaking) my Siamese-twin brother and I were collectively referred to as a single two-headed person. But then, I doubt the frogs care.

OK, who's playing around with the transporter... (1)

chocho99 (552877) | more than 10 years ago | (#8479786)

Clearly, somebody's having BrundleFly issues.

Captured near Chyrnobol? (1)

Tablizer (95088) | more than 10 years ago | (#8481621)

nuf sed

Hmm... (1)

Chaturbhoja (759519) | more than 10 years ago | (#8482173)

Why were the shocked? It is uncommon, but not unknown. .
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