Frogs and the French
Why are the French called "frogs?"
- The nickname dates back to around the 18th century when Paris was surrounded by swamps. The French nobility referred to the French as frogs because of the swamps .
- American soldiers gave the French the nickname during World War II because they ate frog legs and hid well when camouflaged.
Frogs and Luck
Good Luck Frog
The good luck frog is found in many cultures around the world.
In China the frog is a symbol of good luck.
In Ancient China images of frogs were found on the drums used to call for thunder and rain.
Famous Good Luck Frog
The popular frog is the Chinese three-legged money frog
This frog will bring good fortune and prosperity into the home.
- When the frog is out of the water, mucus glands in the skin keep the frog moist
- A frog may also breathe much like a human, by breathing air in through their nostrils and down to their lungs.
- In order to breath into its mouth the frog lowers its mouth, which expands the throat
- The nostrils open allowing air to enter the mouth.