Today’s New York Times story about the 24/7 work life of many bloggers (and sadly that it may be damaging their health), with quotes from Michael Arrington of TechCrunch, made made wonder, is there an amphibian species that, like some bloggers, almost never sleeps? Turns out that the answer is the #44 Snapple fact inside Snapple bottle lids: “The bullfrog is the only animal that never sleeps.” That’s as in N-E-V-E-R. Here’s an explanation from Rod Douglas.
This brings up that lyric, “Jeremiah was a bullfrog,” from the Hoyt Axton song, “Joy to the World,” recorded and made famous by Three Dog Night. Wikipedia says that Axton intended the line to be nonsensical. Now, does the fact that bullfrogs never sleep mean that Jeremiah was an all night partyer? Axton apparently would have said no, but maybe deep down in his subconscious, he was thinking like a herpetologist.