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蟾蜍跳跃赛(Toad Suck Daze)
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您曾看过蟾蜍比赛吗
?您可以在阿肯色州的康韦市(Conway),观看蟾蜍跳跃赛,它是一个一年一度的庆祝活动,旨在颂扬当地的文化及历史;除了通用节庆活动外,如音乐、手工艺、市集及专门的展览会、步行比赛、跳舞及救火员竞赛外,它还会在一个8英尺宽的场地上,举办蟾蜍比赛,而这项竞赛的严格规定如下:

  • 禁止青蛙入赛 只有蟾蜍可以参加此一比赛;青蛙及蟾蜍有什么不同?请参阅以下说明。
  • 不可以截、推或撞蟾蜍。
  • 除了凭藉蟾蜍本身的力量前进外,不可以丢掷或以其他方式将蟾蜍送过终点线。
  • 只有在蟾蜍跳出界限时,为将蟾蜍放回它所属的线道时,您才可以触碰您的蟾蜍。

虽然属同种动物,但蟾蜍跟青蛙并不相同;蟾蜍不需像青蛙一样,长时间的待在水中;通常,它们较为矮胖、短小,后腿也较无力,而且它们摸起来较为粗糙、干燥及多疣,而不像青蛙的皮肤,那么的平滑及潮湿。
 

Have you ever seen toads race? You can at the Toad Suck Daze in Conway, Arkansas -- a yearly celebration of local culture and history. In addition to regular festivity events such as music, arts and crafts, a business and professional exposition, foot races, dancing, and a fire fighter's competition, the toad race competition takes place on an 8-foot course. And there are strict rules for the race:

  • No frogs -- only toads are allowed to race. What's the difference between a frog and a toad? See below.

  • The toad cannot be prodded, pushed or shoved.

  • Toads may not be thrown, or otherwise propelled other than by their own power, over the finish line.

  • You may touch your toad only to place it back in its lane once it has jumped out of bounds.

Although related, a toad is not the same as a frog. Toads do not spend as much time in the water as frogs; they are generally squatter, shorter and have weaker limbs; and they are rough, dry and warty rather than smooth and moist-skinned.

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