damnum absque injuria

December 20, 2002

Boiled Frog Theory, Debunked

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 9:37 pm

According to the popular urban legend web site Snopes, if you gradually heat a pot of water with a frog in it, eventually the water will get too hot for the frog to survive, at which point the frog will … jump out. Now that we know the analogy is literally untrue, perhaps we should rethink its figurative applications as well?

UPDATE: This just in – it doesn’t really “rain cats and dogs,” either.

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