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Woman Finds Live Frog In Her Target Salad, Keeps It As A Pet

The last thing you’d probably expect to find in your packaged salad is a live frog. Shockingly, one vegetarian mom has now born witness to this odd and somewhat disturbing event.

According to ABC7, SoCal resident Becky Garfinkel found the frog sitting in a salad she bought from her local Target discount store. After freaking out for a little bit, she removed the frog from her meal and rinsed off the salad dressing. Afterward, her husband noticed that the frog was barely alive and actually keeled over. He then performed CPR on the frog, administering chest compressions until it sprung back to life. After that, Garfinkel felt like they had to keep the frog as a pet.

Their new frog, Lucky, is now alive and well in an old aquarium that serves as its new home. Meanwhile, Target has offered Becky a $5 gift card for her troubles.

Taylor Farms, the company that made the salad, is launching an investigation to determine how the frog got there in the first place.

In the end, everything turned out just fine, although Becky claims she probably won’t be eating salad any time soon.


Newly Discovered Surfing Spider Makes One Terrifying Fisherman

In terrifyingly cool news, scientists have discovered a species of spider in Queensland, Australia. The arachnid is capable of swimming and catching its own fish to eat, according to Business Insider.

The Dolomedes briangreenei, named after Columbia University Professor Brian Greene, was unveiled to the world at the World Science Festival.


About the size of a human palm, the arachnid uses vibrations on the surface of the water to swim, or surf, around and look for prey.

It’s capable of catching fish, frogs and tadpoles. The spider also eats cane toads, which can grow up to 6 inches from snout to tail.

Let’s take a second and picture a spider chowing down on that.

Still, it’s awesome there’s so many creatures out there that haven’t been discovered yet.

Photo: Queensland Museum


Woman Orders Tuna Salad Gets Dead Frog Over Leafy Greens Instead


We’ve all had that moment of sheer terror when you find something that doesn’t belong in your dish. Usually these appetite killing infractions range from flies to rogue hairs but apparently we can now add amphibians to the list.

A Wall Street Journal staffer thought she’d enjoy a nice Albacore Tuna Nicoise Salad from Manhattan based Pret-a-Manger but instead she was greeted by the not-so-smiling face of a dead frog atop her leafy greens. Yes. A freaking frog was in her salad.

Though the diner was understandably not thrilled about the free frog in her lunch the restaurant has offered a statement apologizing for the mishap:

At Pret A Manger, we take issues like this very seriously. Our lettuce is sourced from farms that do not use any pesticides on its produce, therefore organic matter does very rarely manage to pass through our production process. We are currently looking into this issue to make every effort that this does not happen again.

This isn’t the first time a frog has found its way into produce meant for consumption. Back in 2008 a live frog was found in a bag of organic lettuce in Brooklyn. Where the hell is New York getting their greens?!

See, this is why Foodbeast doesn’t do salads.

H/T + PicThx Consumerist


The Secret to Saving Spoiled Milk is . . . Frog Slime?


As if sour milk wasn’t ick-worthy enough, scientists from Moscow State University have just identified a number of potential antibiotic compounds in frog skin secretions which, if added to milk, could prevent it from going bad.

You read that right, folks. The best new way to save your nasty curdled dairy from spoiling? Just mix in some good old frog slime.

Old Russian Wives Tales have been saying the same thing for years, apparently, but in the new study, researchers found amphibians are able to secrete certain antimicrobial peptides through their skin, to defend against the numerous microorganisms which usually thrive in the wet places where frogs and toads and other such bottom dwellers live.

Personally, I don’t think I can wrap my head around the potentially snot-like texture of the slime. I think I’ll just take a new gallon of milk, thanks.

H/T UPI + PicThx Neatorama


Frog’s Heart Cookie

Show that significant other what you truly think of him this Valentine’s Day with this Frog’s Heart Cookie. Who knows, maybe if you ladies give it a little kiss it will turn into a Prince… I wonder what will happen with an entire bite?