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by Kathy Wolfe Since April is National Frog Month, it only seems fitting for Tidbits to bring you the facts on these little creatures. • Frogs are amphibians, meaning they are coldblooded and split their time between land and water. Their body temperature changes depending on their surroundings. If it’s cold, certain frogs dig underground burrows or hole up in the mud of ponds. • More than 4,700 species of frogs can be found around the world. The U.S. is home to about 90 species. Frogs can survive in an astonishing variety of climates and live on every continent except Antarctica. It’s not just warm tropical climates they thrive in – they also dwell in deserts and on mountaintops. Some wood frogs live north of the Arctic Circle, subsisting for weeks in a frozen state. The glucose in the frog’s blood acts as an antifreeze that collects in the vital organs, preserving them while the body freezes. • The front legs of a frog have four toes each, and the back legs have five toes. While aquatic frogs’ legs are longer and stronger to help them swim, land-dwelling frogs have shorter legs for walking and climbing. The tree frog’s large round toe pads act as suction cups to help it grip branches. Turn the page for more!
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• Although it does have lungs, a frog breathes through its skin, which allows oxygen to pass through it, so its skin must always be moist. If it isn’t wet enough, there isn’t enough oxygen and the frog suffocates. The frog doesn’t take a drink when thirsty – all the moisture the frog needs is absorbed through the skin.
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• At least once a week, frogs shed their skin. After doing a lot of twisting and stretching, a frog will pull the skin over its head. Although the frog will usually eat the skin, some species, like the Australian water-holding frog, uses the shed skin as a cocoon to burrow in. This desert-dwelling water-holding frog can wait seven years for rain in its underground burrow. • Out of all animals with a backbone, frogs are by far the best jumpers, with many able to leap up to 20 times their body length. If a human could do that, it would be about a 100-foot (30.5 m) jump. The longest frog jump on record took place at a 1989 South African frog derby when Santjie the frog leaped 33 feet, 5.5 inches (10 m.). • Not all frogs are jumpers. Costa Rica’s flying tree frog soars among the branches aided by its feet. The webbing between its toes fills with air much like a parachute, enabling the frog to fly from tree to tree. • Have you ever tried to sneak up on a frog? It’s “nigh on” impossible because its bulging eyes enable it to see in all different directions without even moving its head. And because its eyes are located on the top of its head, a frog can sit in the water with only its eyes and nose above the surface. Frogs have three eyelids, two of which are used above water, and the other to protect its eyes when it is under water.
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FROGS (continued): • An unusual species known as the glass frog has transparent skin, meaning you can see its internal organs, bones, and muscles. An observer can view the heart beating as well as the stomach digesting food. • Although most frogs stick to a diet of insects, snails, spiders, and worms, some species dine on small fish and even mice. Argentina’s horned frogs can eat a mouse in one mouthful, swallowing it whole. Africa’s dwarf puddle frog gobbles up to 100 mosquitoes in one night’s dinner. It takes less than one second for a frog to roll out its long sticky tongue, grab its prey, and return it to its mouth. While the frog does have a row of teeth on its upper jaw, they’re only to hold the prey while the frog kills it. The teeth are not used to chew.
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• You can distinguish the male from the female frog by checking out its ears, located just behind the eye. If the ear is larger than the eye, it’s a male; if the ear is smaller, it’s a female. • The largest kind of frog is the Goliath frog native to the Cameroon in West Africa. The Goliath’s body can grow to nearly a foot (30 cm) long, and can weigh as much as a housecat, about 7.3 lbs. (3.3 kg). In contrast, one of the world’s smallest frogs can be found in Brazil. The adult Gold Frog measures just 3/8th of an inch (9.8 mm).
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The Valley Herald was originally purchased by Sherrie Widmer and her late husband, Dennis, in the early 2000‘s. A turn of events has put Sherrie back at the helm as sole owner of the paper. The Valley Herald’s motto, is “For the Community, by the Community.” This motto states a clear objective for the community weekly newspaper, and the important part the community plays in the publication. How does Sherrie Widmer feel about owning the Valley Herald? “It is a delight and a challenge.” The Valley Herald is open Tuesday–Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Chamber Board and staff are pleased to award Business of the Month in April to Sherrie and her staff for their hard work and dedication to MiltonFreewater’s very own local newspaper.
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MARATHONS With the Boston Marathon scheduled for Monday, April 21, Tidbits examines the facts on the history of marathons, while focusing on a few famous events. • The official distance of the modern marathon is 26 miles and 385 yards (42.195 km). It began as a commemoration of legend’s run of the Greek messenger and soldier Pheidippides. At the completion of the Battle of Marathon between the Greeks and the Persians, Pheidippides was sent from the battlefield to Athens to announce the victory. After running the entire distance without stopping, he rushed into the assembly, proclaimed, “We won,” then collapsed and died. • When the modern-day Olympics began in 1896, the marathon was one of the original events, although there was no standardized distance. In 1908, at the London Olympics, the race course was from Windsor Castle to the White City Stadium, followed by a partial lap of the track within, a distance of 26 miles, 385 yards (42.195 km). In 1921, the International Amateur Athletic Federation made this the official length of a marathon. • There was no Olympic women’s marathon until the 1984 Summer Olympics. • The first New York City Marathon was held in 1970 with 127 competitors running several loops around Central Park’s Park Drive. Only 100 spectators were on hand to watch 55 of these runners cross the finish line. Held every year on the first Sunday of November, the race has dramatically changed. The course now winds through all five boroughs of New York City, beginning on Staten Island, finishing up outside Tavern on the Green near Manhattan’s Central Park.
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Lemon Supreme Pie SCOTT JORDAN’S
This recipe can be prepared with such ease, you’ll be able to join in the Easter Egg Hunt and still have dinner on the table on time. 1 (9-inch) refrigerated unbaked piecrust 1 (4-serving) package sugar-free vanilla cook-and-serve pudding mix 1 (4-serving) package sugar-free lemon gelatin 1 1/4 cups water Sugar substitute to equal 1/4 cup sugar 1 (8-ounce) package fat-free cream cheese 1 teaspoon coconut extract 1 cup reduced-calorie whipped topping 2 tablespoons flaked coconut
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1. Preheat oven to 450 F. Place piecrust in 9-inch pie plate and flute edges. Prick bottom and sides with a fork. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Place pie plate on wire rack and cool completely. 2. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine dry pudding mix, dry gelatin and water. Cook over medium heat until mixture thickens and starts to boil, stirring often. Place saucepan on wire rack and let set 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. After both piecrust and filling have cooled, in a medium bowl, stir cream cheese with spoon until soft. Stir in 1/2 cup whipped topping, sugar substitute and coconut extract. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly into piecrust.
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4. Fold remaining 1/2 cup whipped topping into pudding mixture. Spread pudding mixture evenly over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle coconut evenly over top. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Cut into 8 pieces.
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• Each serving equals: 179 calories, 7g fat, 5g protein, 24g carb., 362mg sodium, 1g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Fat, 1/2 Meat. (c) 2014 King Features Synd., Inc.