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    From reading The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, I would add a piece of technology that would help Jim Smiley win more bets with his frog. I would add a device that would be capable of measuring jumping height, force from takeoff, and the landing force. This way Mr. Smiley could go out and gather frogs and test them until he singled out the best frog for him to use in his bets. Mr. Smiley taught the frog that he caught in the story on how to jump higher, but if someone else were to have a more athletic frog than Mr. Smiley he could’ve easily been beaten because Smiley didn’t measure his frogs height from jumping and didn’t really know for a fact that he was the highest jumping frog in Calaveras County. What my device would consist of would be a laser beam, a pressure measurement plate, and a magnet recipient bar. The device would be connected to a sort of graphing machine that would log the force of the take off and landing, it would also log the height at which the laser beam was shot into the magnet recipient. The laser beam would shoot where the frogs momentum shifted from up to down, the laser beam would then instantly shoot into the magnet…

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    The article “Eating Frogs to Extinction” by Ian Warkentin addresses amphibians, particularly frogs, contributes a significant role in the gastronomy of several cultures, thus leading amphibians susceptible to mass extinction. The article begins with a list of factors that is leading to the rising cause of amphibians’ extinction; from environmental degradation to community instability to individual mechanism. These factors include their role as important prey and predators, habitat loss,…

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    poison dart or arrow frog got its name. They are some of the most poisonous amphibians in the world the most deadly being the golden poison dart frog. Adaptation and The Poison Dart Frog’s characteristics has allowed it to survive in the jungle for many years. They have adapted to jump from place to place with ease. The reason they jump so far is because of their tendons are being stretched, to the point where they release and snap like a rubber band. This is what launches them forward. Another…

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    Super- Frog Saves Tokyo, a peculiar story which was written by Murakami Haruki and was translated by Jay Rubin. In connection with this, this story of Murakami proves his different and astonishing style of writing fiction stories. Moreover, this fiction story of him proves his expertise in depicting imaginary people in imaginary situation. On the other hand, there are hardworking people who are not acknowledged. There are people who play significant role, but were not recognized. There are…

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    The Strawberry Poison-Dart Frog (Dendrobates pumilio, as well as, Oophaga pumilio) are very small, slender, dioecious, bilateral symmetric ("Poison frogs", 2003; Sandmeier, 2001; Savage, 2002; Penner 2011, n.p.) creatures that normally reach 17-24 mm in length with four, digits on their hands and feet. These frogs have dark eyes and their skin is very dewy with a gleamy appearance (Penner 2011, n.p.) and tend to vary in colors –strawberry-red, yellow, white, green, orange all mostly with black…

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    The Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain has definitely been one of my favorite short stories that I’ve read. The story was well put-together, let alone the humor that was added provided a great role in the plot. The play on the other hand really sealed the deal for me. I loved how the actors developed the story to an attention-keeping performance that had me giggling inside. Although the play and the story were very similar, there are some very distinct differences. When I think of…

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    The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County has many similarities between the play and the story, but there is also quite a few differences. I would like to start off by naming the similarities and differences in the plot. One major difference that I noticed right away was that there was no story within a story during the play. In the story Mark Twain approaches Simon Wheeler about Leonidas W. Smiley, but instead he is told a story about Jim…

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    “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”, written by Mark Twain, a humorous genre in which the narrator of the story gets told a short story. The writer uses a certain dialogue throughout the passage. Especially when the character,Simon Wheeler, starts telling the narrator about a “...cherished companion of his boyhood...” from his past. In the first few paragraphs, the writer begins by describing what the narrator is about to do and why. Mark Twain uses his writing to create an…

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    The news article primarily emphasizes the point that infrastructure, namely roads, in Central America can be beneficial on frog populations and should not be restored because amphibian species have learned to adapt to human intervention. (Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum 2016). The research states that active roads have a negative influence, but fortunately moderate infrastructural modifications may provide frog populations with more potential of breeding locations…

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    Many studies showed that road salt has negative effects on the survival rate of amphibian populations. According to Karraker, N. E., Gibbs, J. P., Vonesh, J. R., they found that large quantities of road salt decreased survival in both Spotted salamanders and Wood frogs. Survival of their embryos also decreased significantly. Amphibians have a lower chance to metamorphose, which is the process of an organism to develop into an adult, causing a lower a survival rate. Sanzo, D., and Hecnar, S. J.…

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