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Thessalonik - Newest Greece Crisis 'Tzfardei'a': Millions Of Frogs Shut Down Major Greek Highway

Published on: May 26, 2010 12:53 PM
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Tiny frogs swarm on the side of the Egnatia highway in northern Greece,  on Wednesday, May 26 2010. Officials closed the key northern highway for two hours near the town of Langadas after what police called "a carpet of frogs" covered the road. Three cars skidded off the highway but no human injuries were reported.Police said the amphibians probably left a nearby lake to look for food. (AP Photo/Aggelioforos, Pavlos Makridis) Tiny frogs swarm on the side of the Egnatia highway in northern Greece,  on Wednesday, May 26 2010. Officials closed the key northern highway for two hours near the town of Langadas after what police called "a carpet of frogs" covered the road. Three cars skidded off the highway but no human injuries were reported.Police said the amphibians probably left a nearby lake to look for food. (AP Photo/Aggelioforos, Pavlos Makridis)

Thessalonik - Greek officials say a horde of frogs has forced the closure of a key northern highway for two hours.

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Thessaloniki traffic police chief Giorgos Thanoglou says “millions” of the amphibians covered the tarmac Wednesday near the town of Langadas, some 12 miles east of Thessaloniki.

“There was a carpet of frogs,” he said.

The crushed remains of thousands of tiny frogs stain the Egnatia highway in northern Greece, after the tarmac was covered by a horde of small amphibians on Wednesday, May 26, 2010. Officials closed the key northern highway near the town of Langadas for two hours after what police called "a carpet of frogs" covered the road. Police said the amphibians probably left a nearby lake to look for food. (AP Photo/Aggelioforos, Pavlos Makridis)The crushed remains of thousands of tiny frogs stain the Egnatia highway in northern Greece, after the tarmac was covered by a horde of small amphibians on Wednesday, May 26, 2010. Officials closed the key northern highway near the town of Langadas for two hours after what police called "a carpet of frogs" covered the road. Police said the amphibians probably left a nearby lake to look for food. (AP Photo/Aggelioforos, Pavlos Makridis)

Authorities closed the highway after three car drivers skidded off the road trying to dodge the frogs. No human injuries were reported.

Thanoglou said the amphibians probably left a nearby lake to look for food.


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 May 26, 2010 at 01:16 PM Anonymous Says:

Next is (Kinim) -Lice .

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 May 26, 2010 at 01:17 PM Midrash Says:

It all started when one guy struck one frog.

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 May 26, 2010 at 01:18 PM Shaul in Monsey Says:

Mah rabu maasecha Hashem...

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 May 26, 2010 at 01:20 PM night-activity Says:

looks like some collage closed down due the economy (bio lab) ok so please next time donate it to satmer camp for night activity ? don't worry they won't eat it up......

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 May 26, 2010 at 01:25 PM Anonymous Says:

Its mamesh a maka!

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 May 26, 2010 at 01:56 PM Anonymous Says:

Watch out for kinim. They already shed dam when their economy melted down.

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 May 26, 2010 at 01:58 PM Anonymous Says:

Not looking forward to Kinim.

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 May 26, 2010 at 02:04 PM Aryeh Says:

Interesting that this comes weeks after the shul was desecrated by anti Semites...Salonika was at one time known as a Jewish Port, and was closed on Shabbos and Yom Tov.

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 May 26, 2010 at 02:21 PM Paskunyak Says:

Reply to #1  
Anonymous Says:

Next is (Kinim) -Lice .

It must be in order since GREECE is already deep into the RED (DOM-BLOOD)

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 May 26, 2010 at 02:30 PM Anonymous Says:

Poor frogs, they had no chance against those heavy vehicles.

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 May 26, 2010 at 02:22 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #6  
Anonymous Says:

Watch out for kinim. They already shed dam when their economy melted down.

What # 1 said .

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 May 26, 2010 at 02:35 PM Anonymous Says:

The cars should have played leapfrog.

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 May 26, 2010 at 02:36 PM Anonymous Says:

There economy is in the RED (that's maka's DAM.

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 May 26, 2010 at 02:38 PM Askupeh Says:

Reply to #8  
Aryeh Says:

Interesting that this comes weeks after the shul was desecrated by anti Semites...Salonika was at one time known as a Jewish Port, and was closed on Shabbos and Yom Tov.

Salonika was an Ir Ve'eim BeYisroel pronounced "Shaloniki", where the greatest of the great lived during the times of the Beis Yosef.

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 May 26, 2010 at 02:40 PM 5T Resident Says:

Reply to #2  
Midrash Says:

It all started when one guy struck one frog.

Heh, you beat me to it!

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 May 26, 2010 at 02:50 PM Anonymous Says:

not really sure why they had to close the road. was it because of unsafe driving conditions or the millions of kermits hopping around?

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 May 26, 2010 at 03:45 PM Anonymous Says:

"3 drivers skidded off the highway to avoid the frogs" whats the frogs gonna do, make a dent in your car? stupid greek drivers...

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 May 26, 2010 at 04:21 PM mordchai Says:

There isn't one smart greek businessman out there, to catch all the frogs, sell them to the French(the french love frog legs, and its not our fault), and with the proceeds pay off the debt Greece is in.

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 May 26, 2010 at 04:51 PM Truck driver Says:

Reply to #17  
Anonymous Says:

"3 drivers skidded off the highway to avoid the frogs" whats the frogs gonna do, make a dent in your car? stupid greek drivers...

Running over all those frogs created a slimy mess on the highway, kind of like an oil slick, causing cars tires to lose traction with the road, kind of like a person stepping on banana peels.

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 May 26, 2010 at 04:55 PM Anonymous Says:

Hmmmmmmm... Greece, the country with the most anti-Israel record in Europe. Economic meltdown, frogs. Is there a message here?

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 May 26, 2010 at 05:59 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Hmmmmmmm... Greece, the country with the most anti-Israel record in Europe. Economic meltdown, frogs. Is there a message here?

and Greece is by far the most outright anti-semitic country in Europe these days. Coincidence? ethinks not.

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 May 26, 2010 at 06:05 PM Letz Says:

The way the roads look now, they're changing the name from Greece to Grease.

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 May 26, 2010 at 07:03 PM Anon Ibid Opcit Says:

I feel sorry for the poor little frogs

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 May 26, 2010 at 07:09 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #17  
Anonymous Says:

"3 drivers skidded off the highway to avoid the frogs" whats the frogs gonna do, make a dent in your car? stupid greek drivers...

The drivers were not Greek , they were Polish ..

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 May 26, 2010 at 09:00 PM FVNMS Says:

Happened to me once... wait they were roaches... wait it didn't happen to me....

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 May 27, 2010 at 12:48 AM Anonymous Says:

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mordchai Says:

There isn't one smart greek businessman out there, to catch all the frogs, sell them to the French(the french love frog legs, and its not our fault), and with the proceeds pay off the debt Greece is in.

Nahh, 'cause then we'll have to bail out france when they finance the frog purchase through the IMF!

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 May 27, 2010 at 04:42 AM shlomo zalman Says:

This supports the theory that all supposed supernatural events in the Tanach are natural events that occurred at an opportune moment. Bottom line, the world works according to the laws of nature and the common concept of "miracles" is false.

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 May 27, 2010 at 05:12 AM Neviah Says:

This usually means an earthquake is coming. It happened in China also. Animals are more sensitive to their surroundings. There are volcanoes within this region.

http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/region.cfm?rnum=01

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 May 27, 2010 at 10:55 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #27  
shlomo zalman Says:

This supports the theory that all supposed supernatural events in the Tanach are natural events that occurred at an opportune moment. Bottom line, the world works according to the laws of nature and the common concept of "miracles" is false.

What about makat bechorot?

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 May 27, 2010 at 03:53 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #27  
shlomo zalman Says:

This supports the theory that all supposed supernatural events in the Tanach are natural events that occurred at an opportune moment. Bottom line, the world works according to the laws of nature and the common concept of "miracles" is false.

Dear Shlomo Zalman, Yisroel are lemaloh min hamazel (ein mazal leYisroel), Yiden are bonim laMokom, ve'ein dovor sheoimed lifnei a real and a from the heart tefiloh, tzadik goizer veHakodosh boruch hu mekayem.

When the Prussian king asked his physician for proof in God and miracles, he replied, "The Jews, Your Majesty."

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 May 29, 2010 at 04:50 PM shlomo zalman Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Dear Shlomo Zalman, Yisroel are lemaloh min hamazel (ein mazal leYisroel), Yiden are bonim laMokom, ve'ein dovor sheoimed lifnei a real and a from the heart tefiloh, tzadik goizer veHakodosh boruch hu mekayem.

When the Prussian king asked his physician for proof in God and miracles, he replied, "The Jews, Your Majesty."

Granted. But all according to the laws of nature.

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 May 30, 2010 at 12:45 AM shlomo zalman Says:

Reply to #29  
Anonymous Says:

What about makat bechorot?

That's easy, there are many ways to "arrange" for a certain population to be killed or poisoned.

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 Jun 01, 2010 at 05:39 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #31  
shlomo zalman Says:

Granted. But all according to the laws of nature.

There are different opinions on this. I Don't know enough to write about it.

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 Jul 15, 2010 at 07:28 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #27  
shlomo zalman Says:

This supports the theory that all supposed supernatural events in the Tanach are natural events that occurred at an opportune moment. Bottom line, the world works according to the laws of nature and the common concept of "miracles" is false.

What about Yehoshua stopping the sun for a day?

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