If you drop a frog into boiling water he jumps right out. If you put a frog in cool water, then gradually heat the water to boiling, he won’t jump out and will die.
I keep seeing this analogy pop up.
Did someone actually test this theory?
You’d have to be pretty sick to do it.
It does seem a bit inconclusive and vague. Maybe they had a lid on the pot or the frog didn’t have legs.
I need more data before I believe this one: a myth busters episode, a youtube video, or a wikipedia entry.
If they did do this test, did they test crocodiles, dolphins, and platypus as well: maybe frogs aren’t too smart.
note: this analogy is very amphiguous.
double note: Professor Doug Melton, Harvard University Biology Department, says, “If you put a frog in boiling water, it won’t jump out. It will die. If you put it in cold water, it will jump before it gets hot — they don’t sit still for you.”
triple note: a watched pot does indeed boil. The person who thought that one up must have had Attention Deficit Disorder.