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10 false animal facts most people think are true

April 28, 2014, 3:17 p.m.
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Touching a toad can give you warts

Frogs and toads may have lumpy skin, but they can’t give you warts. It’s a human virus, not amphibian skin, that causes warts. But it's a good idea to avoid touching them anyway — some toads’ wart-like bumps contain parotoid glands, which contain a poison that can be rather irritating ... so be careful where you kiss them.