July 21, 2022

Bugs Week Morning True or False (7-21-2022)

by Chompers

Background show artwork for Chompers

Are fleas bad at jumping? Thumbs up or thumbs down on today's true or false!

Where to Listen


>> Rachel: Good morning! It’s time for Chompers, your morning and night toothbrushing show. 

Start brushing on the top of your mouth. Pick a side, and brush the inside, outside and chewing side of each tooth. 

>> Kids: 3, 2, 1 brush!

>> Rachel: It’s Bugs Week, and today we’ve got some True or False for you to figure out. If it’s true, give us a thumbs up. If its false, thumbs down.

Here’s your first one: 


Ants have been to outer space. Is this true or false? Have ANTS been to SPACE? 

Ready for the answer? First switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth, and don’t forget the molars in the back.

(Switch Bell)

>> Rachel: Its TRUE! Scientists sent a colony of ants to live on the International Space Station so they could study them!Does that make them… ANT-STRONAUTS? 

Here’s your next True or False: 


Fleas are bad at jumping. 

So what do you think? Are fleas bad at jumping?

Find out after you switch to the bottom of your mouth, and keep brushing.

(Switch Bell)

>> Rachel: The answer is… FALSE! Fleas aren’t bad at jumping -- they’re GREAT at it! Fleas can jump up super high! Fleas have long back legs that work like springs, that's why they’re such excellent jumpers.

Switch to the other side of the bottom of your mouth, and give your tongue a brush too.

(Switch Bell)

>> Rachel: Here’s one last true or false: 

There’s a type of spider that’s big enough to eat birds! So, is this true or false? 

>> Rachel: It's true! Goliath Birdeater spiders can be bigger than a dinner plate-- and they’re big enough to eat  birds and mice!

That’s it for Chompers today. Hope you’re not bugged out! Come back tonight for more true false and until then…

>> Kids:  3, 2, 1 spit!