From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The boiling frog story is a widespread anecdote describing a frog slowly being boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out, but if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death. The story is often used as a metaphor for the inability or unwillingness of people to react to significant changes that occur gradually.
- "Boiled Frogs", a song by Alexisonfire
- Camel's Nose, a story with similar meaning
- Creeping normality
- First they came ...
- Frogs in popular culture
- Shifting baseline
- Slippery slope