Forlorn.of.thee (fa'lo:n ŭv thē), p, my only strength and stay,forlorn of thee, whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
Paradise Lost by John Milton

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Singing the praises of Frogs....

Is there anything the humble frog cannot do. Ride a Harley, an organic Viagara and help one become a millionaire.

Saw this picture of a Frog (Toad) riding a motorcycle

Perchance came across the story in Ananova. A Thai woman claims her pet frog enjoys riding toy motorcycles and can predict winning lottery numbers {flashing $$}. Tongsai Boommrungtai, 52, came across the black spotted frog, which she called Nong Oui, outside her house in Roi-Et.

"The frog had a small chick in its mouth," she said. "I looked her straight in the eye and knew I could communicate with her. I told her to drop the chick and she did and then came hopping in {big frog, trying to eat a chick}.

"Ever since she has been a member of the family. For a long time villagers would come round and get tips on the National Lottery with the frog's help. They used to read the skin on her stomach and look for numbers.

"Ten people subsequently won the lottery which drew crowds to the house - and then they started losing. So I have had to ground her {yup with chillies and garlic}. I promised one day to take her to the seaside, and her dream has come true.

"There is nothing more that she likes than to chill out on her toy Harley-Davison, or a battery operated dumper truck. But she can strike a pose just about anywhere."


From we're informed that frogs and toads are mushed and sold as aphrodisiac tonics in the markets of Peru.

This stallholder in Cuzco sells "Extracto de Rana" {translated: Extract of Frog}, a drink made from the extract of two to three frogs, which is blended with honey, malt and other ingredients. Yum...

Other recipes call for 30 frogs in a single drink {definitely keep your partner up all night} .


Loving Annie said...

I've never been a fan of frogs other than in storybooks with crowns on their heads waiting to be kissed.

I miss your brigid and sam posts....

aminah said...

well there is something for me to think about as I tuck into frogs legs at my favourite restaurant in Paris....ha