Posts tagged "frogs"

West Bengal Village Weds Frog Couple

Frogs get a bad rep for that whole stealing-kisses-from-princesses thing, but in a West Bengal village called Madhya Baragari, Indian farmers are depending on the little green guys to bring rain. It's monsoon season, but the rain just isn't coming and instead the town has a drought. Their solution? Marrying two frogs, named after Ram…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 25, 2009

A Frog Wedding To Appease Rain God

Oh, Hindu rain god, won't you please bless this Indian village with rain so defenseless, independent frogs won't be forced to marry? Villagers in the northeastern In the northeastern state of Asam, marrying frogs is a local custom that villagers say appeases the rain god after a drought. There hasn't been any rain for the…

By: Annika Harris / June 3, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Cheating, Red-Legged Frogs, And Married Life In Japan

People who are in love are less likely to cheat, according to a study at UCLA. "Feeling love for your romantic partner appears to make everybody else less attractive," psychologist Gian Gonzaga said. Sad but obvious news, especially because it means that if someone cheats on you, you were not only cheated on but you're…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 19, 2008