Wednesday July 15, 2020

Appetite for Distraction: TikTok superstar Tadpole Girl is the pandemic break we all need

The Co Tyrone teen is raising 37,930 tadpoles from a puddle in a field into froghood – and documenting it on the hottest social media platform of the pandemic

14th June, 2020
Tyrone teen Hannah McSorley has drawn eight million viewers with her 37,000 baby frogs. Photograph: Paul McErlane

Well, it took an unexpected hero to finally convince me to download TikTok. It wasn’t the founder of a dance craze, a comedy genius or a celebrity making the most of lockdown (we see you, Jennifer Garner on Instagram, and we appreciate you). It was a Tyrone teenager who is documenting herself singlehandedly raising almost 40,000 tadpoles in her back garden.

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