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Date: 12/24/09 11:03 AM

94 Responses to Possibly The Most Disturbing Thing. Ever. [Video]

  1. Profile photo of PreoSmo
    PreoSmo Female 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 9:28 am
    Link: Possibly The Most Disturbing Thing. Ever. - What happens when you sprinkle salt on frog`s legs? Nightmares.
  2. Profile photo of DrSunday
    DrSunday Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 11:06 am
    ohhh, spasms. Would be awesome if one would actually jump out of the plate
  3. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    December 24, 2009 at 11:07 am
    Oh, barf!
  4. Profile photo of LustHxC
    LustHxC Female 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 11:17 am
    Why does that happen? anyone care to explain?
  5. Profile photo of luxx
    luxx Female 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 11:18 am
    dance dance dance.
  6. Profile photo of luxx
    luxx Female 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 11:20 am
    When the Frog Legs are in contact with the iodized salt the nerves in the legs are reacting with electrical impulses.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    December 24, 2009 at 11:23 am
    Go go gadget electrolytes!
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 11:23 am
    "hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my sunshine gaaal..."
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    HOBYandy Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 11:28 am
    They forgot to set it to music. :-(
  10. Profile photo of Biggieboy
    Biggieboy Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 11:28 am
    @ luxx: you might be right.

    I was thinking in the line of salt dehydrating, possibly making the meat contract...

    you might be right though. I`m not that into biology ^^

  11. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 24, 2009 at 11:30 am
    Gross!
  12. Profile photo of SebastianLam
    SebastianLam Male 13-17
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    December 24, 2009 at 11:31 am
    LustHxC "Because these are fresh frog legs, the cells inside them are all still intact. The biochemical machinery still functions. There is still a source of energy for the muscles in the form of unused ATP molecules stored in the cells. All that the muscles need is something to activate them and they can still contract and relax (until they run out of ATP or something else shuts down the biochemical machinery)" here`s the site I got it from, http://blogs.howstuffworks.com/2009/12/2...
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    RAGEMONSTER Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 11:39 am
    Must be the electrolytes. Almost as creepy as teh chicken dinner scene from Eraser Head!
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    sairfax_lol3 Female 13-17
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    December 24, 2009 at 11:39 am
    AAAH *nightmares*
  15. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 11:44 am
    physiologically speaking it makes sense; the Na and Cl ions cause an influx of ions in to the nerve cells causing action potentials. the nerves then transfer the AP to the muscle causing the muscles to contract.
  16. Profile photo of icecream2269
    icecream2269 Female 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 11:46 am
    that`s gross. poor frogs.
  17. Profile photo of Freyr108
    Freyr108 Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 11:47 am
    ZOMBIE LEGS!!!!
  18. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 11:50 am
    Thats cool.
  19. Profile photo of TheSharpest
    TheSharpest Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 11:52 am
    When the electric impulse from the nerve reaches a muscle cell it depolarizes it, liberating sodium (which helps depolarize the whole muscle cell) which, in turn, causes the liberation of calcium into the muscle fibers, finally causing contraction.
    My guess is that adding salt to the muscles cuts the whole nerve crap and directly depolarizes the muscle cells a tiny bit. This is just a wild guess though.
  20. Profile photo of lukas1051
    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 11:57 am
    Whoa, that`s weird. I`ve only ever eaten frogs legs once, and they really don`t taste of much... A bit like chicken.
  21. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    December 24, 2009 at 12:12 pm
    Some people will drating eat anything...
  22. Profile photo of Grumpdock
    Grumpdock Male 13-17
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    December 24, 2009 at 12:14 pm
    HADOOOOUUUKEN!!!!
  23. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    December 24, 2009 at 12:22 pm
    Mmmm.... they taste like chicken wings and have the same texture too.
  24. Profile photo of jshank91
    jshank91 Female 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 12:25 pm
    did they skin them??
  25. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 12:43 pm
    Sometimes I seriously consider being vegetarian...

    ...Fried chicken always lures me back.

  26. Profile photo of blipflip
    blipflip Male 13-17
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    December 24, 2009 at 12:48 pm
    "When the electric impulse from the nerve reaches a muscle cell it depolarizes it, liberating sodium (which helps depolarize the whole muscle cell) which, in turn, causes the liberation of calcium into the muscle fibers, finally causing contraction.
    My guess is that adding salt to the muscles cuts the whole nerve crap and directly depolarizes the muscle cells a tiny bit. This is just a wild guess though."

    I suspect that this is the correct explanation. When the salt touches the damp tissue of the frog`s leg, it might dissolve a little into sodium ions and chlorine ions. As he says, an influx of sodium ions into a nerve triggers a nervous impulse - in fact, that`s pretty much what a nervous impulse is. No ATP energy is used until the axon is "reset", so dead tissue can twitch.

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    Elle1987 Female 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 1:17 pm
    Urgh that is gross.. I remember being forced to eat that at my nan`s 75th Birthday party (family is French).. I picked up one of the legs and watched as it unfolded.. took a bite and yes.. it did taste like chicken.. slimey, garlicky, buttery chicken... Not bad but I couldn`t get my head around the fact that it was frog.. *shivers*
  28. Profile photo of chillydown
    chillydown Female 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 1:19 pm
    creepy...but i bet they taste good
  29. Profile photo of AC1
    AC1 Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 1:20 pm
    Can you imagine that sh*t moving in your mouth?
  30. Profile photo of iLove
    iLove Female 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    I`m both horrified and fascinated at the same time...
  31. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    Being a neuroscientist has somehow lessened my sense of awe.
  32. Profile photo of domisgood
    domisgood Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 1:51 pm
    topperhey, you just made yourself sound like a prize tit.
    merry xmas
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    thefireguy22 Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 1:52 pm
    yeah this happened with a bass heart it was taken out of a freshly caught and dead fish but it was still beating
  34. Profile photo of peloos12
    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 1:53 pm
    I was waiting for this to happen:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1vH2rjUs...

  35. Profile photo of heavenly15
    heavenly15 Female 13-17
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    December 24, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    What the f*cking f*ck.

    I never want to eat frogs legs. Ever.

  36. Profile photo of IslandLotus
    IslandLotus Female 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 2:16 pm
    "hello my baby, hello my honey, hello my sunshine gaaal..."

    This is what I heard in my head while watching this, also.

  37. Profile photo of AC1
    AC1 Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 2:16 pm
    PELOOS XD XD XD XD
  38. Profile photo of tainteddeity
    tainteddeity Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 2:24 pm
    topperhey, you just made yourself sound AWESOME 8-)
  39. Profile photo of panicXswitch
    panicXswitch Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 2:29 pm
    EWW DO NOT WANT!

    Made me uneasy

  40. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    "AC1: Can you imagine that sh*t moving in your mouth?"


    YOU`RE NOT HELPING!

  41. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 3:12 pm
    there`s barely any meat on them suckers.
  42. Profile photo of EvilGrouse
    EvilGrouse Male 30-39
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    December 24, 2009 at 3:45 pm
    I`m gonna have to smoke a LOT to try and forget that video. Yuck.
  43. Profile photo of Mweebles
    Mweebles Female 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 3:56 pm
    I guess Tiana and Naveen didn`t make it to midnight D:
  44. Profile photo of quaintness
    quaintness Male 13-17
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    December 24, 2009 at 4:02 pm
    I don`t really find that creepy, but I should love to know how that happens. Any biologists here?
  45. Profile photo of quaintness
    quaintness Male 13-17
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    December 24, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    thank you random people below me : D
  46. Profile photo of SalokinX
    SalokinX Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 4:08 pm
    disgusting... see, jews wouldnt eat that...
  47. Profile photo of akinis
    akinis Male 30-39
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    December 24, 2009 at 4:18 pm
    Well I`m no neuroscientist like Topper, but I do like to cook and eat froglegs, so not really that shocking

    All I kept thinking of is "Where`s the breading...let`s fry those suckers up." Frog legs are delicious.

  48. Profile photo of sutra46
    sutra46 Female 40-49
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    December 24, 2009 at 4:26 pm
    cute little frogs were killed, skinned, cut in half and then salted...

    we are a cruel race
    guess they gonna eat them too ;-(

  49. Profile photo of Raymundosaur
    Raymundosaur Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 4:32 pm
    I love the internet...
  50. Profile photo of Aries11
    Aries11 Female 13-17
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    December 24, 2009 at 4:32 pm
    I think I just threw up in my mouth.
  51. Profile photo of Scott_2150
    Scott_2150 Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    Haha, it`s like they`re dancing.
  52. Profile photo of MountainBord
    MountainBord Female 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 5:22 pm
    yeaaaaa i knew i shouldnt have watched this
  53. Profile photo of The_Garuness
    The_Garuness Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 5:34 pm
    erm...
  54. Profile photo of Gorodetsky
    Gorodetsky Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 6:11 pm
    Hello, my baby, hello, my lovely, hello my rag-time gal, o baby, telephone, and tell me Iiiii`m yourr owwwnnnn......
    In all seriousness, I think I heard about the reason why this happens. Has to do with the sodium chloride, aka table salt, creating a discharge of energy when combined with a chemical in the frog, resulting in electrical stimuli.
  55. Profile photo of mkkloote
    mkkloote Female 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 6:14 pm
    what happens, is that table salt (sodium chloride) is an ionic compound...meaning it conducts electricity. If there were still nerves left in the frog legs, or any portion of spinal cord, then the salt would have conducted electricity inside the cells of the nerves (neurons) and the neurons would have sent impulses to the muscles, causing them to contract. That`s what happened...making it look like the legs came back to life...there were still nerve cells left, and the NaCl ions activated them...
  56. Profile photo of Bo_SHhaYeB
    Bo_SHhaYeB Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    yum yum yum
  57. Profile photo of LemonTarte
    LemonTarte Female 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    I don`t have the guts to watch it. Anyone want to fill me in?
  58. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    December 24, 2009 at 6:24 pm
    Frogs legs are great! Don`t be freaked out people it`s just a electro-chemical reaction with the muscles.
  59. Profile photo of MLime
    MLime Female 13-17
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    December 24, 2009 at 6:33 pm
    Frankenfrog!!!!
    That looks so weird D:
  60. Profile photo of tika12001
    tika12001 Female 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 6:35 pm
    I don`t get what`s so disturbing about that... it`s interesting to watch
  61. Profile photo of Gorodetsky
    Gorodetsky Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 6:45 pm
    Thx, Mkkloote, for that. No sarcasm. Serious.
  62. Profile photo of thesandwich
    thesandwich Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    Nerve impulses are sent through a sodium/potassium pump in the all nerve cells. By have different amounts on one side of a gradient, electrical impulses are made. With these impulses and energy inside the cell that was not consumed before death, contractions could be made. Essentially the sodium caused the imbalance in the gradient, and sent the impulse.
  63. Profile photo of alexus2394
    alexus2394 Female 13-17
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    December 24, 2009 at 7:22 pm
    O.o so weird....iv`e never tried them,but...they look rather appetizing...
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    Tukikagami Female 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 8:09 pm
    meh.
  65. Profile photo of dragonshadoz
    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 8:18 pm
    Creepy.
  66. Profile photo of treble_head
    treble_head Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 8:56 pm
    "O.o so weird....iv`e never tried them,but...they look rather appetizing..."

    they`re quite delicious.

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    lkc1 Female 13-17
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    December 24, 2009 at 9:30 pm
    im torn between barfing and laughing... im larfing
  68. Profile photo of sockdrawer
    sockdrawer Female 13-17
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    December 24, 2009 at 10:01 pm
    I...I couldn`t stop watching...But I wanted to....I just couldn`t. X-(
  69. Profile photo of dooflotchie
    dooflotchie Female 30-39
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    December 24, 2009 at 10:03 pm
    EWWWWW!!! That is absofrickinlutely disgusting. It took only 1:12 for me to feel like barfing.
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    Dragonlord Male 18-29
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    December 24, 2009 at 11:54 pm
    Is this legit? That`s absolutely fascinating....
  71. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    December 25, 2009 at 12:00 am
    my morbid curiosity has yet to fail me.
  72. Profile photo of kimkio
    kimkio Female 18-29
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    December 25, 2009 at 12:00 am
    shut up explainers! i want to be amazed! :o

    btw i wonder if they still could feel that, like we feel salt in an open wound <-- ewww xD

  73. Profile photo of ImTakingOver
    ImTakingOver Male 18-29
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    December 25, 2009 at 12:36 am
    Awesome. Reminds me of that dancing frog character with the top hat from those old cartoons.
  74. Profile photo of belunan
    belunan Male 30-39
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    December 25, 2009 at 1:09 am
    "btw i wonder if they still could feel that, like we feel salt in an open wound <-- ewww xD"

    Really? Wow. In spite of the previous explanations of how this works, you really threw that out? Well, maybe I can help. Here goes. Repeat after me: paper or plastic? Good. Say it again. And again. Get used to it, because you`ll be saying that particular phrase many times every day for the rest of your life.

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    PontaFanta Female 13-17
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    December 25, 2009 at 1:45 am
    Oh god, NOOOoooOOOooo!
  76. Profile photo of IONIC
    IONIC Male 18-29
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    December 25, 2009 at 2:15 am
    "Everybody`s doing the Michigan Raaaaaaag!"
  77. Profile photo of eskimo9
    eskimo9 Male 18-29
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    December 25, 2009 at 3:04 am
    bahaha at belunan. well done.
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    Moodyblues Female 18-29
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    December 25, 2009 at 1:33 pm
    Most amusing thing i`ve seen all day
  79. Profile photo of cndman15
    cndman15 Male 18-29
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    December 25, 2009 at 2:35 pm
    thesandwhich was spot on!
  80. Profile photo of MrTwidget
    MrTwidget Male 30-39
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    December 25, 2009 at 5:38 pm
    Frog legs aren`t bad, but a bit gamey for my taste. Sort of taste like chicken. Drunk uncle of mine did this years ago and showed all us (kids at that time). I seriously had nightmares for weeks..
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    tomahawkjam Male 18-29
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    December 25, 2009 at 6:01 pm
    imagin swallowing one whole, like just one leg or something, and then guzzle down some salt haha
  82. Profile photo of Looshk
    Looshk Female 18-29
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    December 25, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    Oh man that is all kinds of creepy...
  83. Profile photo of saaytin
    saaytin Male 18-29
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    December 25, 2009 at 9:18 pm
    Hello my baby, Hello my darling, Hello my ragtime gaaaal...
  84. Profile photo of lucu
    lucu Female 18-29
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    December 25, 2009 at 9:50 pm
    Go legs go!
  85. Profile photo of HornyPanda
    HornyPanda Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 10:43 am
    "Hello my baby, Hello my darling, Hello my ragtime gaaaal..."

    saaytin, you are too awesome.

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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    December 26, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    > Hello my baby, Hello my darling, Hello my ragtime gaaaal...

    EPIC WIN!

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    Shaboobalah Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2009 at 11:34 pm
    It`s science!
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    aliceuh Female 13-17
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    December 28, 2009 at 12:21 am
    holy crap O_o that is soo weird. hahaha.
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    December 28, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    Eeewwwww!
  90. Profile photo of lightingbug
    lightingbug Male 30-39
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    December 28, 2009 at 9:23 pm
    Yeah, human legs do that too, when you skin them and salt them...I mean....so I HEAR....
  91. Profile photo of Random3
    Random3 Female 18-29
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    December 29, 2009 at 11:25 am
    OMG That is so weird, creepy, and gross all at the same time! These guys must have to much time on their hands. lol
  92. Profile photo of Zequr
    Zequr Female 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 6:56 am
    Wow, that`s quite disturbing, but I still want to cook `em and eat em. What`s your issue with seeing this? Don`t be so sensitive. If you`re eating meat, face what it is don`t try to think of something else when eating it. That`s offensive to the animals death.
  93. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    December 30, 2009 at 3:13 pm
    wth! zombie frog legs!
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    emo_kitteh Female 13-17
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    February 19, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    This belongs on Web Soup.

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