Frogs can't tell the difference between real and digital worms.

Oh, the Futility! Frogs Try to Catch Worms off of an iPhone Video.

Oh, the Futility! Frogs Try to Catch Worms off of an iPhone Video.

Future Tense
The Citizen's Guide to the Future
Sept. 23 2014 1:50 PM

Oh, the Futility! Frogs Try to Catch Worms off of an iPhone Video.

Sometimes when I’m watching Food Network while hungry, I have the irrational urge to reach for the TV and grab whatever is being paraded in front of me. Of course I stop myself because nothing is actually there. But frogs don’t have regular cable access, so they don’t know the trick.

These frogs lick and body check iPhone footage of worms because they think they’re gonna get a meal out of it. The video, discovered by the Daily Dot and posted by Joe Myers, is mostly just funny, but it's also a good reminder that the screens we take for granted now actually have pretty amazing resolution, color rendering, and depth. Even frogs are clamoring for the new iPhone.

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