February 27, 2023

Heroines Week Khutulun (2-27-2023)

by Chompers

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Tonight we're talking about the wrestling champion Khutulun.

Where to Listen


>> Rachel: Hey there, welcome back. It's time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show. 

Start brushing on the top of your mouth on one side, but don’t brush too hard!

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush! 

>> Rachel: It’s Heroines Week, and everyday we’ll be talking about a different HEROIC woman from history. Tonight, we’ve got the story of KHUTULUN, one of the most powerful female warriors in ancient times..  

In ancient times there was a kingdom in Asia called the MONGOL EMPIRE.  The Mongol Empire was ruled by leaders called the KHANS, and Khutulun was the daughter of the great Khan Kaidu. Khutulun was strong and smart and brave, and an excellent warrior.

Switch to the other side of the top of your mouth, and brush the molars in the way back. 

[Switch Bell]

>> Rachel: Now, in the Mongol Empire, people LOVED sports. But it wasn’t football or soccer that people loved. One of the most popular sports was ...WRESTLING. And Khutulun, she was a GREAT wrestler. Many men in the land wanted to marry her, but Khutulun said that the only way she would marry a man is if they could beat her at wrestling!  Her challenge was: If the man won, she would marry him. But if Khutulun won, he would have to give her ONE HUNDRED HORSES.

Switch to the bottom of your mouth, and brush the inside, outside and chewing side of each tooth.

[Switch Bell]

>> Rachel: Men from all over the kingdom came to wrestle Khutulun, each one thinking he would be the one to finally beat her. But none could match her skill and strength.  Khutulun beat them all. Each man gave her 100 horses and Soon she was one of the richest people in the kingdom, with more than 10,000 horses! 

Switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth, and brush your front teeth too.

[Switch Bell]

>> Rachel: Khutulun was never defeated, and she became a trusted leader in the great Khans army. Today her legend lives on as the greatest wrestlers and warriors of her time. So because of her strength and her butt kicking skills.

That's it for Chompers tonight but come back tomorrow for more heroic ladies. Until then, 

>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 spit!