What's the highest and farthest a frog can jump?

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What's the highest and farthest a frog can jump?
« on: 12/06/2008 18:41:12 »
Any idea's?
« Last Edit: 13/06/2008 09:39:44 by chris »

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Re: What's the highest and farthest a frog can jump?
« Reply #1 on: 12/06/2008 18:51:04 »
Depends what you use to hit it with ...

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In Australian states where the Cane Toad is common, some rather cruel 'sports' have developed,
 such as Cane Toad golf and Cane Toad cricket, where cane toads are used as balls.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cane_Toad

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What's the highest and farthest a frog can jump?
« Reply #2 on: 13/06/2008 09:45:25 »
According to Australian researcher Rick Shine, whom I interviewed in 2006, under their own steam some cane toads are covering kilometres per night. This is toads, however, and the question was actually about frogs!

I don't know any significant stats for frogs, but I do know that the animal that is the highest jumped relative to body size is a small insect called the "froghopper"; these can spring 60cm into the air. That's like me being able to jump over a block of flats!

Another interesting fact about froghoppers is that they are the bugs responsible for producing "cuckoo spit", the mass of frothy bubbles you see clinging to plant stems from time to time.

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