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What’s your town in US? Monkeys Eyebrow, Boring, Climax?


August 8th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) From Monkeys Eyebrow to Belchertown, America is full of weird and downright embarrassing town names. But Toad Suck is apparently the worst, according to a global ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Toad’s brain too contain potent germ-fighters


April 14th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 14 (ANI): Scientists have long known that frog and toad skins contain hundreds of germ-fighting substances.Now, a new study has revealed that the toad brains also may contain an ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tiny beaked toad, two other species discovered


November 28th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 28 (IANS) Deep within the Colombian jungle, scientists have stumbled upon a bizarre-looking beaked toad, along with two hitherto unknown species. Tinier than a human thumbnail, the beaked toad, with ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pest-eating toads in Indonesia save cocoa supply


September 19th, 2010 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Goettingen (Germany), Sep 19 (DPA) The world's supply of chocolate depends partly on hard work by toads in Indonesia, a group of German and Australian agriculture scientists have discovered. The toads like to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chef Christopher Turla fined for licking & kissing a toad


August 13th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Davenport, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Scott County Health Department has fined Chef Christopher Turla $355 for compromising on food safety.The chef was caught on tape kissing and licking toads, while ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Female toads ‘grow fat’ to thwart unwanted mates!


July 11th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that female toads can thwart unwanted suitors by simply inflating their bodies.The female toad, when grasped by its unwanted male counterpart, inflates ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Inflatable Female Toads Are Very Selective About Who They Mate With


July 9th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Amsterdam, July 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Female toads are very selective as to which male toad they mate with.When an undesirable male comes unto a female, the female shrugs them off by ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Inflatable Female Toads Throw Off Unwanted Males


July 9th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 9, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): In a bizarre biological find, researchers from Australia have revealed that the female toad can thwart her unwanted suitors by simply inflating their ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Inflatable Female Cane Toads Have Freedom To Choose The Best Mate


July 9th, 2010 - 6:59 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar July 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent research has revealed that female cane toads can inflate their bodies to avoid unsuitable male suitors. The researchers from Australia confirmed the findings on ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Wind In The Willows’ set for blockbuster treatment


June 20th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 20 (ANI): Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson's company is set to give classic children's tale 'Wind In The Willows' the blockbuster treatment.Jackson's Weta Workshop special effects company has ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Ashley Cole’s latest love - ‘a white-witch’!


June 7th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 7 (ANI): The latest girl in Ashley Cole's life calls herself a white-witch.The Brit footie, 29, is said to be romancing Sarah Purnell, a former lapdancer.And the pole-humping lady ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Toad-killing safaris could boost tourism Down Under, says mayor


June 4th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 4 (ANI): Darwin's lord mayor has stated that he believes the idea of helping terminate cane toads could lure tourists to the Northern Territory.Graeme Sawyer said there would be plenty ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists discover ‘unique’ frog species in India


May 14th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
London, May 14 (ANI): Scientists claim to have discovered a new species of "brightly coloured frog" in a remote peak in the southern part of India.The team of scientists including Dr S ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

David Cameron met Queen dressed as rabbit


May 10th, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) David Cameron, the Conservative leader in the race to become the next prime minister of Britain, met the Queen dressed as a rabbit - in a school play ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Drew Barrymore hates being called a celebrity


March 27th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 27 (ANI): If there's anything that tips off Drew Barrymore, well, it's being called a celebrity.The ET actress, who has spent her whole life in the public eye, revealed her ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Cat Food Used To Kill Cane Toads


February 22nd, 2010 - 9:18 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent study has proved that meat ants and cat food are great tools of controlling and killing cane toads. The cane toads are a ... Read more...

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Cat Food is an ally in trying to wipe out the cane toads in Australia


February 22nd, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australians have been trying to fight the cane toad problem for years, and the latest weapon in their kitty is now cat food. Cane toads were ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Australian toads may end up on Chinese menu


January 26th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 26 (IANS) The cane toad, one of Australia's notorious pests, may end up on the plate in China as a meat processor is negotiating a deal to export them. Queensland meat ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Threat of extinction grows for many species


November 3rd, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 3 (ANI): Scientists have warned that more than a third of species assessed in a major international biodiversity study are threatened with extinction.According to a report by BBC News, out ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Police drummer Stewart Copeland calls Sting “f***ing toad”


October 11th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 11 (ANI): Stewart Copeland from rock band 'Police' has revealed in his autobiography that the group's comeback last year was unpleasant.The drummer confesses in his book 'Strange Things Happen' that ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Toad captured on camera while eating snake in China


July 3rd, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 3 (ANI): In a rare case of a predator hunted by its prey, a toad has for the first time been captured on camera while eating a whole snake in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

MPs’ scam prompts Obama’s bro-in-law to pitch himself as a Tory candidate


May 29th, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 29 (ANI): US President Barack Obama's British-based brother-in-law has put himself up as a Conservative candidate for the next general election, following the controversy over lawmakers' expenses. Ian Manners, ... Read more...

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Yellowstones amphibians declining fast due to climate change


October 28th, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 28 (ANI): A research has determined that despite being protected longer than anywhere else on Earth, Yellowstone National Parks amphibians are declining fast, all due to climate change.Yellowstone National ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Toads tongue may inspire improved motors in future


October 26th, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A Northern Arizona University researcher is studying a cane toad from Suriname in order to understand the speed, power and energy behind its ability to capture prey ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Amphibians may be wiped out by 2050


September 26th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 26 (ANI): Scientists have warned that the combined force of climate change, pollution, disease, habitat loss and degradation, could wipeout amphibians by 2050.According to a report in the Times, ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Toad survives after becoming dogs dinner for 40 minutes!


June 10th, 2008 - 7:32 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 10 (ANI): A cane toad had a miraculous escape from death when it survived after spending 40 minutes in a dogs stomach.The dog, named Bella, was also saved once ... Read more...

Posted in World |

UK roads 10-hr shutdown to let toads mate!


March 17th, 2008 - 4:56 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 17 (ANI): A busy road in the UK was shut off to traffic for ten hours so that 2,000 toads could reach their mating ground!A 500ft section of the ... Read more...

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