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Frog relaxes, world goes wild (VIDEO)

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Yahoo! editors have selected this video as a favorite of 2012. It first ran in Yahoo! News in April and eventually generated more than 10 million views on YouTube. Some users were understandably suspicious that something harmful had been done to the frog, but most accepted the uploader’s promise that it was just sitting there naturally and later hopped away. User Mantlebroad said: “That's not relaxing that's.. Stone Cold Chillin'!

Frogs have a reputation for being kinetic creatures. Hoping from lily pad to lily pad, searching for flies. But sometimes, an amphibian just needs to relax.

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Take this at-ease froggy, for example. She was caught on video while sitting on the edge of a deck, long legs hanging down, belly sticking out, looking like she's unwinding after a long day at the office.

The video quickly went viral and inspired some to ask if the frog was in some way fastened to the deck. After all, the frog is so eerily still. But, according to the person who posted the clip, that just isn't so.

"The frog is OK," the description read. "There is no nails, no glue, animal abuse, etc. Later, she jumped off the bench and galloped away to the water."

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