Animals: Prehistoric Frogs

Frogs can breathe through their skins, but it is a vulgar error to suppose that they can bury themselves in sludge and sleep for centuries. After a miner named Ollie Jordan had set off a charge in a tunnel 75 feet below the surface of a hill near Ellensburg, Wash., he found "two handfuls of slimy, muddy substance." Few minutes after he had put this muck near a stove, it came apart, turned out to be six drowsy frogs. He took them home, where during the next two days they gradually sat up and...

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