Kissing frogs

As many of you already know, one of the highlights of my column are the responses I get. I wanted to share this one with you:

Hi Paige

One of the highlights of my Sunday morning is reading you columns. “Things men shouldn’t invent” was brilliant. I think I remember an experiment I did my Zoology in first year at Wits some 62 years ago (that’s why I only think I remember) was to put urine harvested from a pregnant lady onto a female “platana” frog. The frog would immediately lay eggs! Wouldn’t peeing on a frog be easier than trying to piddle on a man-made stick?

My very best regards


Dear Hector,

Thank you, this has made my Monday, which is saying a lot, since I’m not the greatest fan of Mondays.
My very best regards

I only wish I’d known about this before I’d written the column, it would have made the best paragraph ever.

Here’s a picture of a Plantana frog that hasn’t been weed on yet.


2 responses to “Kissing frogs”

  1. Darshana says:

    haha … thanks for sharing. Lovvveee your column and the responses you get are even more classic 🙂

  2. Peatree says:

    I think I have a crush on Hector for writing you such an awesome response to your column!

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