Fun Facts of the Week 12/7-12/11

Fun Facts of the Week 12/7-12/11

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By Marissa Vrba, Staff Writer

  1. A frog completely sheds its skin about once a week. After it pulls off the old, dead skin, the frog usually eats it.
  2. A group of frogs is called an army.
  3. There is a frog in Indonesia that has no lungs – it breathes entirely through its skin.
  4. The glass frog has translucent skin, so you can see its internal organs, bones and muscles through its skin. You can even observe its heart beating and its stomach digesting food.
  5. When a frog swallows its prey, it blinks, which pushes its eyeballs down on top of the mouth to help push the food down its throat.