The Frog Prince Transformation

Yannic Chen


Transformations are a common trope in fairy tales and many other media. Although they are often a core element to the story and aid in plot progression, the details about physical viabilities are often neglected. The Frog Prince (or Iron Henry) is one such example; the story features a frog turning into a prince with a significantly larger mass. While this may appear to contradict the laws of mass and energy conservation, on closer inspection, such a transformation is theoretically possible.


Fairy Tale; Physics; Energy/mass conservation; Thermodynamics; The Frog Prince

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