Road noise prevents Froggie-style love making

Road noise prevents Froggie-style love making

You’re at a bar, see a fine lady and after you knock back you’re drink it’s time to make your move. So you saunter over and unleash you’re smoothest pick-up line.

“How heavy is a polar bear?” you say.

“What?” she replies.

“Heavy enough to break the ice” you say grinning.

“What?” she repeats with a blank look.

This tragic scenario may have happened to you, loud music in a bar or club can be severely detrimental to the modern males mating rituals. But what may surprise you is that we aren’t the only species to be adversely affected by noise when we are trying to get our groove on. Male frogs have very similar problems but with far more tragic results. Scientists in Melbourne recently found that due to traffic and machinery, a male frog’s mating call can’t be heard at great distances. Which is blocking him from getting freaky with female frogs which is cutting down the number of baby frogs and diminishing the entire frog population.

The most unfortunate frog is the ironically names Pobblebonk frog which can be normally heard more than a 700 meters away when there is no noise. Around busy roads he can only be heard 8 meters away, how the hell is he expected to get any action with a pitiful range like that? So, is there an answer? not really, but frogs are like teenage boys they can be cunning and resourceful to get some loving and may start sending out the mating call at different hours of the day or travel more extensively while calling. Who knows, but like Kermit the world’s most famous frog (not crazy frog!) always said “It ain’t easy being green.” But then again he was always hooking up with a total pig, so what would he know.
Kermit Miss Piggy

You’re at a bar, see a fine lady and after you knock back you’re drink it’s time to make your move. So you saunter over and unleash you’re smoothest pick-up line.

“How heavy is a polar bear?” you say.

“What?” she replies.

“Heavy enough to break the ice” you say grinning.

“What?” she repeats with a blank look.

This tragic scenario may have happened to you, loud music in a bar or club can be severely detrimental to the modern males mating rituals. But what may surprise you is that we aren’t the only species to be adversely affected by noise when we are trying to get our groove on. Male frogs have very similar problems but with far more tragic results. Scientists in Melbourne recently found that due to traffic and machinery, a male frog’s mating call can’t be heard at great distances. Which is blocking him from getting freaky with female frogs which is cutting down the number of baby frogs and diminishing the entire frog population.

The most unfortunate frog is the ironically names Pobblebonk frog which can be normally heard more than a 700 meters away when there is no noise. Around busy roads he can only be heard 8 meters away, how the hell is he expected to get any action with a pitiful range like that? So, is there an answer? not really, but frogs are like teenage boys they can be cunning and resourceful to get some loving and may start sending out the mating call at different hours of the day or travel more extensively while calling. Who knows, but like Kermit the world’s most famous frog (not crazy frog!) always said “It ain’t easy being green.” But then again he was always hooking up with a total pig, so what would he know.
Kermit Miss Piggy

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