Wednesday, May 11, 2005
I thought this story was a hoax, an urban legend or a belated April Fool's joke:
From The Australian
And then I saw the story in the Christian Science Monitor
Over the last few weeks, some thousand toads have come to an explosive end in one particular pond in Hamburg, now known as "the pond of death." And while it seems like tabloid-fodder (the Daily Mirror and Daily Mail did indeed cover it), the story of the bursting batrachians has caught the attention of serious newspapers like the Sunday Telegraph too.Other stories on BBC , CNN, and a story on MSNBC with a possible explanation.
Crackpot Chronicles has published stories on exploding cell phones, an exploding sauna in Inner Mongolia--but this one takes the cuisses de grenouille!
Mainer, New Yawka, Beijinger, Californian, points between. News, views and ballyhoos that piqued my interest and caused me to sigh, cry, chuckle, groan or throw something.
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