Frogs are Math Geniuses

But can Kermit do long division?

Did you know that frogs can count? According to new scientific research, not only are cats possibly still as smart as dogs (or smarter!) but both frogs and fish can count, proving that they're more than mindless "feeder" critters like many people believe.

Pacific tree frogs actually count their croaks, an ability they've evolved in order to identify their own species. Female frogs count the number of croaks in order to find a mate, something that seems much more random than such a calculated and math-oriented action. According to scientists, females can count up to 10 notes in this process.

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