The proud old American sport of frog jumping was the star attraction at a community gathering in Valley City, Ohio recently.
SV Banner announcing from jumping
GV People around jumping ring
SV Organiser describes rule
SV Drummer starts contest
SV Boy sets in action
SV Man telling boy to get ready
SV Boy urged frog to jump.
CU Another frog refuses to jump
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: ORGANISER: As long as the frog is in this circle you can touch him. You can probe him out to get him going on the first jump. After that you do not touch Mr. Frog. You can jump up and down, you can slap the canvas, you can scream, you can howl or pray, you can get on your all fours and blow or pray, you can get on your all fours and blow in his ear, you can talk to him, you can do anything but you don't touch the frog after he leaves the circle. Okay?
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Background: The proud old American sport of frog jumping was the star attraction at a community gathering in Valley City, Ohio recently. While not a national event like the annual California contest, the Valley City "Jump-in" still provided plenty entertainment for local children.
Perhaps it was the weather, but the Valley City frogs didn't exactly leap for joy despite the prompting from their owners. The organiser explains the rules: