[Fabre’s Book of Insects]  Ep 26 | Comics for Kids | Educational Comics | Free Comics

[Fabre’s Book of Insects] Ep 26 | Comics for Kids | Educational Comics | Free Comics


It’s raining When the wind blows, You can fall somewhere, or you can float in the water.
Oh, it’s terrible. So where is the right place to make a pupa? A crease of wood The point where branches come out. The lower part of the leaf is fine, The crack of cabbage here is also a good place. So where are you going to go?
Secret! The larvae of cabbage butterfly (cabbage worms) go to a suitable place to make a pupa.
I think this is the right place. Then, weave thread in the place to make thread bundles to hold the pupa. I can sleep now. When I wake up, I become a butterfly! Two days after a day passes
It is already a week.
But you should not wake up now.
I still have to wait a week more to become a butterfly. As the week goes by, the caterpillar in a pupa go through the process of ‘fable’. The ‘fable’ process is the process by which the larvae in the pupa turn into butterflies. Early morning, 14 days after the pupa. Smile! stuffy.
Where is this place? Ah! I turned into a pupa to become a butterfly. I was sleeping all the time … . I think I have changed my body a bit.
The number of legs is reduced a lot, and there is something on the back … . What was changed in the dark
I cannot tell. Hmm. The light is coming in.
Is it the door that goes out? As the back side of the pupa opens, the butterfly first comes out of the head and body.
Yo-ho! Because the wings are wrinkled. But do not worry. Dry their wings in warm sunshine The body fluid flows into the blood vessels in the wings and the wings of the butterfly are straightened. Finally the wi … The wings are all dry!
What should I do now? What should you do! Now it can fly the sky freely! Yo-ho! Wow ~! I… I’m a big butterfly now!
Butterfly!

What are Insects?

What are Insects?


[insect sounds] Abby: There are an estimated
10 quintillion insects creeping and crawling
and hopping and flying around the world
at any given time. From ants to beetles
to bees to grasshoppers. And that’s just
an entomologist’s best guess. Insects are very hard
to keep track of. [music] Abby: Some are always hiding
because camouflage is a great way
to defend themselves. Some have a lifecycle
of just 24 hours. And, not every creepy crawly
you encounter is an insect. Let’s become entomologists and study insects
a little closer. [music] Abby: The best way to identify
an insect versus other bugs is by studying their bodies. Insects have three body parts including a head,
a thorax, and an abdomen. And instead of bones
inside their bodies like ours, insects have an exoskeleton
or a hard supportive shell on the outside of their body. Most insects also have
one pair of antennae, two pairs of wings,
and three pairs of legs. Lots of insects are really
helpful to humans, and it’s true that some insects
can be pests, but think about this: Mosquitoes might bite us, but they make a delicious meal
for lots of other creatures. A bee could sting you
if you really bother it. But they are also pollinators, and plants cannot continue
to grow without pollination. Flies might bother us
in our homes, but they are decomposers which makes them
nature’s cleaning crew. Insects are fascinating. Head outside and see what you can find. [music]

Box Fort ZOMBIES Nerf War Z – ZOMBIES On A PLANE ESCAPE! (Papa Jake)


well now they’re all over the house we
gotta move fast just like that you bring the 200 on
board alright gonna pull up the hatch so you can take off oh no Logan we got
zombies native South African penguin travels over five thousand miles to an
ice village known that’s cute the Penguins make home and stay here
laughing oh I like that 50/50 flute Jake Jake have you seen the
news the news about the pizza strike I know I saw it
it’s so sad no cheek not the news about the pizza the news that the Baron
released the zombie buyers 2.0 you released the zombie virus to point out guys if what Logan’s saying is true the
Baron has successfully released his most powerful zombie virus it’s true it’s all
over the news just regular zombies Logan we’re talking mega zombie x’ big zombies
knowing the Baron he’ll be releasing it right next to our house which means we
could have zombies in this house his biggest target is you which means we
have to do something crazy to get rid of it okay well guys because Papa Jake is
the smartest person on earth I’ve been compared on Stine once or twice very
true I in my infinite wisdom created a back-up plan for if the Baron did in
fact ever release the zombie virus 2.0 what what do you mean a back-up plan
looks like a normal door right the tapir and Jake we all know April okay I’m
getting to the point here I installed something in case the zombie virus ever
came back check this out what what’s in the safe not what’s in
the safe Logan what’s behind the wall yeah when did you have the time for this
I worked out of mostly in the morning while you’re sleeping used a lot of your
credit card to fund it but no but but Logan this is important we needed a
secret bunker in case the zombie virus came back so as this is our zombie
defense worker now it is a work in progress everything’s kind of all over
the place didn’t have a lot of time to set it up we’re still gonna be working
on it and upgrading it but as of right now we are in a critical emergency if
the bear and zombies breached this house we need to get out of here and all of
our supplies including blasters attachments ammo clothing rations all of
it is in here good for you for building this place but what are we gonna do
about the Baron well Logan a great man once said sometimes to win you have to
run and as of right now if those zombies are coming here we need to run Jake I
don’t think anyone’s ever said that it’s not important right now looking you’ve
got bigger fish to fry no no no no this isn’t good yeah zombies breach the house
Jake how many of them I’m counting over 20 Jake how are we gonna get out of this
house we can’t just live in this bunker okay okay guys I have an idea if you
remember in our last video we created a box for a private jet for little
squeegee well I hate to break it to everyone I think a little squeegee might
be a zombie right about now which means he’s not currently using his jet Logan I
say we grab as much blasters as much ammunition as much of everything we can
hold make our way downstairs and convert that private jet into a zombie defense
plane capable of destroying zombies so you’re saying we turn the private jet
into an attack defense plane exactly then we fly out of here and find a place
to lay low until we can figure out how to stop the Baron I think it’s time to
gear up dude what are you wearing what what
what’s wrong with this Logan the point of this armor is to have really cool
stuff look what I’m dressed in plus the fazham
bee attacks doing that your good is gone but but I was really cozy all right
Logan’s ready take on some zombies it’s time for part two of my plan we need to
make it downstairs to the plane and geared up with blasters we can turn it
into a zombie defense plan which means we need to choose our blasters put them
inside our protective case and get through downstairs and ready to assemble
without getting eaten by zombies which means Logan you’re gonna be in charge of
carrying the box I’ll defend you as we make our way down we’ll make our way
downstairs what’s with the plainest there’s already
zombies in the house so be careful I know you’re gonna have to hold the belt
over you okay let’s move flesh that’s off keep it going
another all over the house we got any fast I think we clear them out I move ahead
and see if I can see any zombies it’s not moving okay
you almost made it downstairs hey guys were you able to make it downstairs
towards where the plane is there she is Logan the old private jet
now all I need to do guys is upgrade this jet so that we can turn it into a
zombie defense plant add some upgrades to it get the power back on hopefully
this thing can take off and take out some zombies no more coming he’s down
Jake there’s another one oh nice shot dude thanks wait to get
here another one I got this that was a lucky shot well not only for cleared out
the zombies from down here guys we need to convert this plane into a zombie
defense play I said we grab all of our gear grab some tape and start upgrading
this thing and making it awesome so check this out we just went ahead and
upgraded the entire plane to be a zombie defense plane and it’s looking pretty
sweet see I think these zombies are gonna be scared of this when they see
this we open up the hatch here welcome to the zombie defense play we’ve
got side mounted turrets such as this bad boy over here to rip through zombies
and the main thing about this guys that we wanted to make sure that we could
shoot out of any angle so for example the back of the plane has its own turret
over here we’ve got a mounted shotgun on the wall in case the zombie gets inside
we’ve got a very large-scale sniper rifle which we can shoot out at any
angle we need to and then over here on the side we’ve got the shooting port
which flaps down like this so we can take our blasters and shoot
any additional zombies that come at the plane we’ve also got an additional
turret here but that’s not all we got check out the
cockpit so if you guys haven’t seen our private jet before this is a fully
flyable box sport plane which means it’s got its very own cockpit to the cockpit
we go and check this out guys so this is the planes cockpit it’s got everything
we need to take off we got our monitors up here we also have the engine start
over here and most importantly the plane has a front turret so if you look at the
camera system here you can actually see outside of the plane at the front and if
we pull the button down it starts shooting now that we checked out the
cockpit you guys need to check out the doom buggy oh yeah
so we don’t exactly know where we’re gonna take the plane yet to survive the
zombie apocalypse but wherever we go we’re gonna need a mode of
transportation which is why we converted the back into a ramp that we can drive
our dune buggy into so this ramp falls down and then we’re able to drive our
dune buggy into the back of the plane and you take it wherever just like that we bring the dune buggy
on board then the ramp comes up we can load any supplies ammunition anything
like that into the plane and then take off easily all right gonna pull up the
hatch so you can take off Oh No Logan we got zombies get the door shut
we can’t take off the do zombies we’re gonna have to take them up first I take
the door shut all right take your defensive position guys we’re not gonna
be able to take the plane off until we get rid of these zombies we’re gonna
have to defend the plane first firing up the turret alright to care of that one
Logan we have some on the right side of the plank you got the flavor I think it’s got a kick on it gonna get
the machine gun fire there’s so many of them Jake we need to get this plane off
the ground put a we got one at the back door I got an idea hold on new zombie got him
okay let’s get this hatch closed Ryan hatches closed we have to take off okay
if we have a little bit of a window here let’s give her the cockpit right now
let’s start taking off okay get into your seat starting up the ship’s engine
okay okay four colors ready one two three are online man we need to get out
of here guys before the zombies start getting really bad we need to find a
place to lay low so we can figure out how to stop the zombie virus yep what we
need to check this turret first okay checking the system hope we go zombie
because I’ll be running from the aircraft all right firing up the front
turret this should be a little loud all right I think we’re good to go
company’s looking good in the back back to back hatches closed
all right well all we have is the supplies in this aircraft get ready for
takeoff takeoff position engines forward all right steady pace we have liftoff
things a little turbulent here fuel levels are good everything is good to go
all right good all right I’m gonna put all the engines to maximum power if we
need to get out of the city and fast we’re gonna take this plane as far away
from the city as we can and find out a place to lay low wherever we’re going
though guys if we do happen to run into trader Joe we’re gonna need as many
likes on this video as possible so you smash that like button and if you don’t
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of a rough ride we’ll see you guys next time

BOX FORT ZOMBIE BASE Vs ZOMBIE HORDE!! 📦😱 The Walking Dead Box Fort!


oh that shot that was a close call
alright guys I got the fire started this place is a mess the rain broke down the
fence we had a walker get in you almost got me
thankfully Logan took care of him but we’re not gonna survive much longer we
need to repair this fence repair the base add-on I’m gonna need to get more
weapons we gotta start building hey yo what’s going on guys is Papa Jake here
from T with me and we are back with a brand new video and today guys its
episode 2 of zombie week that’s right the most requested week of all time we
are back and if you guys didn’t check out last episode you definitely need to
go check that out oh we are back in our survival phase and we had a little bit
of a problem alright we’ve had one of the hardest challenges ever to survive
in the history of our 24-hour challenges in our weekly themed box for us we’ve
had to survive the cold the rain zombies and stops gone wrong lots of stuffs gone
wrong we’ve had lots of zombies but we’ve also had lots of rain so as you
guys can see the fence that we had in the last episode is almost completely
fallen over also our base is taking a ton of rain damage we only have the
clothes that we found from our first loop act that we picked up when we were
traveling through the woods so even these are kind of all soaked I’m cold
it’s wet but we got to survive guys so in this episode we’re gonna start by
recreating the base we’re gonna reinforce the wall and get that set back
up we’re gonna redo the council and make sure it’s rain proof from the start and
we’re also gonna work on a medical bed time to start building all right guys so just finished putting
up this kind of protective tarp over our actual main box for a base so if you
look here we actually had to take off the roof because it was all wet and
completely destroyed but the inside stayed pretty dry and pretty well
together with all the lighting and all the different work that we did we’re
gonna redo the roof on top of the box for it as well it’s kind of attach it to
this tarp so if it does rain will be completely okay inside there and we’ll
be able to survive no problem next up we got to start working on the walls we’re
gonna have to reinforce all of the walls along here and we also have to go ahead
and make a medbay because guys out here things can get dangerous there are
walkers there’s fire there’s the cold and of course the hunger so we’re gonna
need to make a medbay for us to survive the only problem is right now guys is
we’ve been hearing a lot more walkers in the distance and the sound is getting
louder I don’t want to say anything to Logan but I think a horde is making its
way over here and if a horde does come we got to be able to prepare ourselves
so we’re definitely gonna need to go on another scavenging mission and find some
food as well as supplies maybe some extra weapons between the rain and the
cold we finally got the Ford redone check this out it is looking super cool
we got the fire going over there keeping us warm and of course the brand new
headquarters is looking great it’s still like the old headquarters and still got
all the electricity and everything’s running inside but we redid the roof as
well as the front door and we added this rain proof roof which is awesome yeah
the new base is looking good but Jake now we got to work on our fence because
if walkers come there’s no way they’re gonna get stopped by this I agree man
let’s start building so we just finished up reinforcing the wall we got tons of
thick cardboard now we built it up we added some wood for reinforcement but
all around this wall is looking beasty so with the wall completely reinforced
and our main base looking perfect to survive in it’s now time to get on to
another important part of the survival base we need a medical bed in case
anything happens whether it is we’re getting an attack with a walker or we
fall down and hurt ourselves we need a place to go and get treated we’re
definitely gonna need to go and scavenge for medical supplies but luckily we had
some in our crate as well as some that I found in the abandoned house that we
went to so now we’re gonna prepare the medical Bay once that’s done I think
it’s time to go out on a scavenging mission because we’re low on food
we’re also low on weapons and I hear a massive hoard in the distance I think the wind picked up and almost blew our
fort completely out of the way we got to make reinforcements fast so we just
finished the roof on the medical Bay all right now he’s gonna light it and bring
all our medical supplies in check it out welcome to the Med Bay this place is
awesome we’ve got the entire Med Bay done up now
so we have a bed here which you can lay down on if you’re sick we also have a
bunch of really cool medical supplies that we found in the abandoned house we
got a full package full of goodies this thing is full of all sorts of stuff
things to close up wounds we even have things like glow sticks and medical
water in here pretty much if anything happens to you we got the medical
supplies to handle it yeah guys and that’s super important when we’re gonna
be surviving out here we have zombies but we also have the cold the hunger and
just general scrapes and scratches that can happen so now that the medical Bay
is done we’re going on to the next and most important thing that we need I took
this journal and from the abandoned house we found in last episode and in it
it’s got some pretty interesting mapping it shows an abandoned food factory not
too far from here it’s a bit of a walk through the woods which is fairly scary
considering the woods are crawling with walkers and zombies but I think if we
gear up and we move out now if we’re quiet we stay together we should be able
to get in there and loot some food all right let’s grab our bags and head out
we gotta get supplies I can hear some walkers in the distance but it looks
like after that horde walk through the walkers kind of died down haven’t heard
much activity from them if we travel through here not too far past the woods
there should be an abandoned factory up ahead the map says it’s closed down but
with our luck there should be some food left over from the scrap yeah Jake I’m
getting really hungry all right stay close I can still hear some Walker’s in
the distance but let’s get moving don’t you say Walker no he’s not a
Walker what’s your name it’s Kirk are you doing
here got split up my from my camp couple miles back me and the whole crew what do
you know about what’s going on just a lot of dead people walking everywhere
yeah we’re heading up that way we’ve been looking for some food no no don’t
go that way don’t go that way whole place is infested I got something
great here you guys got camp or anything like that setup we got a camp a few
miles back you said you got food yeah tons you got enough food for all of us
yeah I’d say I got enough food three of us said the whole place is infested up
there it’s crazy things crawling give us a second look
look I don’t know about this look what’s a little banged up what’s
this a doesn’t just steal our food and leave course less friends know about
where we’re surviving John I think he looks pretty genuine honestly I don’t
think it’s gonna be a problem plus she has food and we need food and I misread
what he says about the factory’s true I’m not gonna make it too far this he’s
got an extra weapon as well I say we bring him back to camp we keep an eye
out if anything happens then let him go sounds like a plan all right Kirk so you
got in a bit of a tussle back there take me bites and scratched from the walkers
no I’m clean nothing you got enough food for all of us I’ll bring you back to
base camp but if anything happens fiving your crack in the woods like you’re
drawing your crew back to us or getting rid of you quick no man none of that
let’s get out here those weapons should be coming any minute I pack up your
supplies well you take this to a bad you lead the way we got to get up here it’s
fairly secure we just reinforced the entire area looks real nice better than
place I got back home yeah we got a med bay as well as the main tent here you’re
welcome to any of our supplies we’re gonna need that food though we’re
starving you all right yeah no I’ll be fine Oh No
welcome to water boil yeah I’m to the Med Bay right now give me the baby
Kurt all right come on what got this in there well you grab his bag put on the side
we’re gonna need to see what’s going on see something with my arm no it’s a
fight it’s a fight he got bitch you tell us who’s Matt Logan I’m not bad I’m not
bit was this mean is he infected in the event of a bite apply pressure to the
wound with padding found in the supplied bite kit until proper medical
supervision care okay whatever whatever if the wounded individual expires after
being bitten vacate the premises immediately
he might be affected we can try and treat us hold on I’ve got a bite get
here okay stay calm you’re all right I just gonna sting a little
it’s all right I’m fine I’m fine I think I’m gonna be okay don’t worry we’re not
fine we’ve got to treat this will you pass the med kit I’ve seen worse than
this don’t worry about it Logan if he turns don’t be too late
gonna be okay we’re gonna fix you up though I’m good you’re not good we need
to treat this now let’s get this wrapped up it’s gonna be okay Kirk we got you
bandaged up we’re gonna take care of you buddy oh you don’t know that that’s why
we shouldn’t have brought him back here we disinfected the wound Kirk I need you
look in here I check out stable for now we’re gonna have to keep an eye on it
well have you sleeping the med bay tonight oh no mr. Falls is back from the
camp sit down sit down no I can fight I can fight I’m sure oh
I’ve done this one too many times jeez that was close
he almost breached the fence good job out that guy how you feeling it’s nice
happens to support this done all right look I think after all that we need some
rest Kirk I think you should sleep in the
medical Bay tonight at least up we can monitor you Kirk more thing Hey
if you need anything we’ll be out here for the night there’s food and rations
in there let’s get some shut-eye this time the gun look we’re gonna have
to monitor his wound I don’t know what’s gonna happen to him we don’t know the
extent of this virus or how it spreads it’s been a long day those clothes that have been any closer
Logan I would have been dead but worse one of them no I’m done
little guy I can’t do this anymore all right almost died in there
between this the zombies the cold but Jake what other choices do we have Logan
if it’s between staying out here and waiting to get killed point out that our
defeating the Baron I said we take our chances I said we put an end to this we
don’t want to just wait around Logan until the walker busts through that gate
and gets us so what will it be guys do we stay here and hunker down on the base
or do we go out into the woods and find and defeat the Baron put a hash tag you
guys wants to go out and defeat him or put a hash tag baby he wants to stay
here and bunker down in episode three of zombie week we’ll see you guys next time you

The Bug Hunting Game! | Science for Kids

The Bug Hunting Game! | Science for Kids


Hi, everybody! Where’s Squeaks? Haha, you got me! Squeaks, you blend right in! You know, there are lots of animals that blend
in, just like you do with lab equipment! These animals blend in with the natural things
around them, so that it’s harder for other animals to find them and eat them. Like this weird-looking bug! [Squeaks squeaks] I know, Squeaks! It looks just like a stick! But this is actually a kind of bug that’s
called a stick insect, since it looks so much like a stick. These insects live in places with lots of
trees and bushes, and they blend in really well. For lots of animals, like birds, a stick insect
would be a tasty snack. But it’s hard for them to spot a stick insect,
since it looks just like the real sticks around it. And if they can’t find the stick insect,
they can’t eat it. So blending in helps stick insects survive. Do you want to see how animals survive by
blending in? Let’s do an experiment! One of the reasons stick insects look so much
like the sticks around them is that they’re the same color. So for this experiment, you’re going to
pretend to be a bird looking through the grass for some nice, delicious bugs to have for
lunch. We’re going to see if you find more green
bugs, more red bugs, or the same amount of both kinds of bugs. All you’ll need is a friend to help you,
a timer, a green, grassy spot, and 10 green things and 10 red things to use as your pretend-bugs. We’ve made our pretend-bugs out of construction
paper, but your bugs can be anything: clothespins, paper clips, or even small toys, as long as
they’re all about the same size, and half of them are green and half of them are red. Once you have your pretend-bugs, go to your
grassy spot. When you’re surrounded by green grass, close
your eyes and then ask your friend to spread the red and green bugs around. Then, have them start a timer for 30 seconds
and say “go!” Open your eyes, pretend to be a hungry bird,
and grab as many bugs as you can! When your 30 seconds are up, stop and count
how many bugs of each color you caught. Then, repeat your experiment by letting your
friend take a turn searching for bugs. Are you ready?! Let’s try it! (music) Okay, time’s up! Let’s look at the bugs that we caught! Hmm, it looks like you got… 8 red ones… and 5 green bugs! Wow! We got way more red bugs than green ones! That makes sense, since the red bugs were
easier to see. The green ones blended in with the grass around
them, so they were much harder to find! Being green helped the bugs survive, just
like looking like a stick helps stick insects survive. If these bugs were real, then after the bird
had their lunch, there wouldn’t be many red bugs left to have red babies. But there would be lots of green bugs left
to have green babies. So there would be way more green bug babies
than red bug babies. And if you kept eating the red bugs, then
after a while, all of the babies being born might be green. So, since being green helped the bugs survive,
over time, there would be more green bugs! Try this experiment at home and let us know
how you do! And, once your experiment is over, make sure
to clean up the rest of your bugs. So what do you think, Squeaks? Aren’t disguises cool? (Squeaks shrieks) Ha! Just kidding! Do you have any questions about all the amazing
ways animals survive and change over time? Let us know, by asking a grown up to help
you leave a comment below or email us at [email protected] We’ll see you next time!

Weight Loss for Kids: Ending the Childhood Obesity Epidemic with Dr. Michelle Levitt

Weight Loss for Kids: Ending the Childhood Obesity Epidemic with Dr. Michelle Levitt


Jordan: Hi and welcome to Ancient Medicine
Today. I’m your host Jordan Rubin and we are here
to share information with you that you do not want to miss. I’m here with Dr. Michelle Levitt and together
we are tackling the childhood obesity epidemic. Ancient Medicine Today is brought to you by
draxe.com. And we believe that food is medicine, but
there are also some principles and habits that we can teach our children that transcend
food to put together an entire healthy lifestyle. Dr. Levitt is an expert in childhood obesity
and in fitness. In fact, she is a pediatrician and certified
in obesity medicine. A little bit sad that there is such a thing
as obesity medicine but we know the statistics are skyrocketing. But I think we can also be excited to say
that awareness, which we’re going to talk about of healthy eating is reaching the mainstream,
certainly the major populations of America, but even here in Tennessee and where you’re
from in Northeastern Ohio, it’s becoming part of our consciousness. So, if we want to truly end the childhood
obesity epidemic, we need to follow some steps we’re going to share today. I know it’s a tricky subject because weight
loss for kids, whether it comes to a product that’s aimed for weight loss for kids, a food,
the regulations are pretty tough. It’s not something that we can tread lightly
in and when you’re talking a child about their weight, there can be major self-esteem issues. Overweight children are bullied more. There are just a lot of issues. So, I guess a question I would have for you
starting off, is it possible to make a major dent in the childhood obesity epidemic in
the face of all these forces that are telling our children to do the wrong things? Dr. Levitt: I believe it is, Jordan. But it definitely starts with awareness and
then from there, if all of us pull together, I think we can definitely make a difference. Jordan: Okay. That’s good. Speaking of awareness, that’s our first step
to ending the obesity epidemic. So, make me aware, if somebody comes to you
and say that it’s a general seminar or you’re asked to speak to school administrators or
policy within the hospital, what statistics do you share? How do you create awareness? What do you say to get us thinking and talking
about this real issue of childhood obesity? Dr. Levitt: So, I start with statistics of
basically two-thirds of adults are overweight and obese and one-third of children are overweight
and obese. Jordan: Okay. Let me back you up. Define overweight and obese. I know that there are standard definitions,
but just so everybody knows, when you say two-thirds of adults are overweight and one-third
obese, give us a way to know if we or someone we know and love falls into that category? Dr. Levitt: Okay. So, for adults, they actually use the BMI
number. Jordan: So, body mass index. Dr. Levitt: Body mass index. And the number, if it’s above 25-30, you’re
overweight and if it’s above 30, you’re considered obese. Jordan: Okay. So, that’s official. Dr. Levitt: Correct. Jordan: I heard something, tell me if this
is true. There’s some type of calculation. It works for men really well. The circumference of the waist being more
than . . . Dr. Levitt: Over 40? Jordan: More than half of your age, something
like that. Dr. Levitt: I just use if it’s 40 or above,
you’re high risk. Jordan: At your bellybutton. You’re at a high risk for. . .
Dr. Levitt: Obesity and all the obesity diseases. Jordan: Such as? Dr. Levitt: Cardiovascular disease, fatty
liver, diabetes, metabolic syndrome. Jordan: Which there are millions and millions. Dr. Levitt: Yeah. Jordan: Two-thirds of adults overweight, one-third
obese. I cut you off. What are some other statistics? Dr. Levitt: In children, one in three is overweight
or obese with 17% being obese. Jordan: Okay, so about half, half as much
as adults, but that’s staggering. Dr. Levitt: Staggering when they’re kids,
they’re already seeing at a young age. Jordan: So, 70% obesity in kids, I would guess
that . . . Dr. Levitt: Seventeen. Jordan: I’d guess 100 years ago it was nonexistent. Dr. Levitt: Zero, yeah. Jordan: Zero to 17%, one-third of kids overweight. Now, this is interesting. I learned a lot about this coaching youth
football. So, in Pop Warner football, they are very
strict about weight limits. We had kids that could not make the weight
class. This was for safety for other kids. It was not an uncommon occurrence to have
children at a certain age not make weight. You’re seeing it sort of right in front of
you. Of course, as a coach, certain body shapes
are good for certain positions, but every game, somebody on our team or the other team
had to make weight. I’m talking about six, seven, eight, nine-year
olds. Dr. Levitt: Right. Yeah. And that’s where you see it, one in three. In children, the BMI, we calculate it by the
percentile. That’s how we figure out who’s overweight
and who’s obese. We actually do their height and weight, calculate
a BMI percentile, plot it on the actual growth curve and that’s where you see by a percentile
range. So, there’s not an actual number like we follow
with adults because it’s based on their age. So, it’s actually a zone they fall into. Jordan: Now, technically, you could be a really
tall child and be in your 95th weight, but that doesn’t necessarily make you obese or
overweight. Dr. Levitt: Correct. There’s where the BMI has limitations. It doesn’t take into account tall children
or if you have more muscle mass. It’s a tool to screen and the screen prompts
us to look at what they’re eating, do some labs or risk factors and intervene. Jordan: Here’s a question. If you’re counseling a parent, how challenging
is it to talk to them about their children being overweight or obese. I imagine there’s some sensitivity there or
defensiveness. Tell us how does that occur? What happens to the average interaction with
a patient where you have to tell a mom or dad that their child is overweight or obese? What kind of pushback do you get? Dr. Levitt: So, I actually don’t use those
terms. So, I actually use the terms growth and health
and I always, always show them the growth curve. I always show them the height first because
then we’re talking about a positive thing. “How’s your child growing? Let’s look at the height.” Obviously, if they’re falling off on height,
that’s another issue and a big red flag. I always start with a positive first, let’s
look at the height, how we’re growing, then I briefly show the weight curve and then I
go into the BMI curve. So, the weight curve, I usually say, “We’d
just like your height and weight to match a little bit more to be a little more healthier.” Then I go into the BMI curve and what I do
is I show them a color-coded one with green, yellow, and red and I use the terms of which
zone you’re in as far as health. So, if I say you’re in a green zone, you’re
in a healthy zone. If you’re in a yellow zone, we’re creeping
into being at risk for some diseases and if you’re in the red zone, you’re at high risk
to have diseases. Then it prompts me to say if you’re in the
red zone, we do have to do some labs. Jordan: Okay. Dr. Levitt: So, I kind of focus all on health
and growth and then I usually try to tap into, “Labs, that means my child’s not healthy,”
versus focusing on a weight number. Jordan: Got it. And then at that point, when a parent finds
out their child is in the red zone, meaning they’re at risk for various diseases due to
their weight, what is a typical reaction? Dr. Levitt: Typically I’ve had varied. Some actually don’t let it register. I think they don’t think it’s a problem. I think that’s where awareness comes in. I think in general we don’t think it’s a problem
because it’s basically become the new norm. If two-thirds of adults are overweight or
obese and one-third of children and you look around, it’s kind of the norm, right? Jordan: I guess if a parent is overweight,
it makes it even more challenging. Dr. Levitt: Right. There’s kind of like, “Oh, this is just kind
of how our family is.” A lot of it’s not a big reaction, almost like
I don’t think they’re getting the severity of the problem. Jordan: Okay. Now here’s something very interesting. We’re talking about weight loss for kids,
ending the childhood obesity epidemic. It can be done. We’re here with Dr. Michelle Levitt, who is
a childhood obesity specialist. She works at Akron Children’s Hospital in
the sports medicine department at the Healthy Weight Clinic. Dr. Levitt: Correct. Jordan: That’s a mouthful and I botched it
again. You get a bird’s eye view in Middle America
of what people are dealing with. You said something really interesting. I love this. Step number two to end the childhood obesity
epidemic is prevention, the first 1,000 days. What is the . . . that sounds like a lot of
days, but it’s really not. What do the first 1,000 days signify? Dr. Levitt: So, the first 1,000 days is actually
from the time of conception to age 24 months. Jordan: Wow. Dr. Levitt: Yeah. So, they’ve actually done some newer research
showing that this is the big focus. When we intervene there, we will prevent childhood
obesity instead of reacting to the child who’s older who already has some problems. So, prevention in the first 1,000 days, they
break it up into three stages. One would be prenatally. Prenatally I actually consider pre-conception
as well. Jordan: Wow. Dr. Levitt: And then at time of birth, breastfeeding
or formula feeding and then lastly, complementary feeding once we get to be starting solid foods. Jordan: Did you hear that? We’re talking about preventing obesity while
in utero. So, what the mom eats . . . it’s a challenge
because women deal with nausea, particularly with the first trimester and there are other
challenges that they can have. But we’re actually going to start encouraging
moms who are expecting to eat a certain way once they find out they’re pregnant, which
is already six weeks after the fact, approximately. And then of course, you mentioned pre-conception,
which we won’t get into now, but we did have a recent program where we talked about the
importance of pre-conception nutrition and how native cultures prepared the moms and
dads to be by eating a certain way and certain types of foods. So, here’s a question for you. If you were to rank the importance of those
three stages within the thousand days, so, prenatal nutrition, immediately postnatal
or infant during the breastfeeding and/or formula, hopefully it’s breastfeeding, and
then moving from infant to toddler stage, I’d be curious to see how you rank the importance. Dr. Levitt: That’s a tough one to rank. All of them actually have been shown to be
determinants of future obesity. So, prenatally the mom’s current weight at
time of conception, whether she gains excessive amount during the pregnancy and if she develops
gestational diabetes are all very important. Then studies have shown breastfeeding versus
formula feeding, slower growth curve, better maintenance of weight and better self-adjustment
to feeding. And then complementary feeding, it’s really
hard to say compared to conception, but that might be the most important because that’s
where we’re really triggering the kid’s food preferences. But they did show the kid’s and baby’s and
infant and toddler’s food preferences are determined by what the mother eats during
pregnancy. Jordan: Wow. Did you hear that? Dr. Levitt: It is really hard to pick. Jordan: That’s hard because moms are craving
certain things. Dr. Levitt: Yes. Jordan: Children’s food preferences are dictated
or impacted by what the mom ate during the pregnancy. Okay. So, I’m going to ask you one more question
here. This is something that I’ve worked on both
personally and as I’ve coached others. This transitional feeding or what word did
you use? Dr. Levitt: Complementary feeding. Jordan: Complementary feeding is really, really
important. Tell me the first, in a perfect world, what
are the first three foods that a child gets either to complement breastfeeding or once
they completely transition? I know what most people say, “Oh, well they
need to sleep, get a little rice cereal.” I think Cheerio’s is the complementary food
of choice, some law someone wrote because that’s you see kids in their little strollers
eating Cheerio’s. What are the top three complementary foods
and why? Dr. Levitt: Okay. First off, it’s called complementary because
we want to exclusive breastfeed if we can the first six months and try not to introduce
solids too soon if you’re formula feeding. They did some studies to show formula-fed
babies that were fed solids before age four months were three times more likely to be
obese. So, foods, there is no literature that shows
which one is the best. There aren’t really any rules. Jordan: That’s why I asked your opinion. Dr. Levitt: But we’ve been trained to say,
“Oh, we’re going to start with rice cereal,” or some sort of grain that’s been processed
that I disagree with. I would say my number one food I would start
first would be avocado. Then I would move into some green vegetables
and then maybe some carrots and sweet potatoes. Jordan: Excellent. Dr. Levitt: That would be my top three. Jordan: I’m going to back up because this
is absolutely astounding in my mind. I want to make sure I’ve got this right. Infants that are formula fed, if they consume
solids prior to four months, did you say they’re three times . . .
Dr. Levitt: Three times . . . Jordan: Three times more likely to be obese. Dr. Levitt: Yeah. Jordan: Formula is not great, although I have
created a formula that we fed three of our children because two of them, one of them
who we adopted, Alexis, we received her when she was two days old and Samuel, when he was
a few months old, Joshua transitioned and I made a formula with 14 ingredients. You can’t buy it anywhere. It took hours, but boy was it worth it. Dr. Levitt: Did you use coconut milk, goat’s
milk. What did you use? Jordan: We used goat milk, sometimes sheep
milk. Oils were the key, mixing multiple different
oils to approximate the GLA and the EPA and DHA. It was awesome, looked kind of like a cappuccino
and smelled funny. They thrived on it. What we did, typically the first food we would
give would be a warmed egg yolk, so a three-minute egg-yolk, not the white because it can be
allergenic. Samuel, my nine-year old son, had an initial
allergy to yolk. You could see it. He got some raised bumps around his lips. We started him on a bone broth blended with
veggies, so a chicken soup. We would make it every week. We’d freeze it. What’s interesting is that’s his favorite
food today. So, he loved it. We would do this puree of bone broth, chicken
meat, and veggies. Then avocado was third and then we would do
a lot of avocado, a little banana, but I found as soon as you introduce sweets, you are done,
off the reservation, just as all of us are. I think that’s really cool. Preventing and ending childhood obesity is
about prenatal nutrition. It’s about immediate postnatal or infant and
then transitioning into a toddler. But if you’re interested in doing this right
and you’re a young lady of childbearing age, start thinking about your own nutrition because
preconception is challenging because we don’t know when that’s exactly going to happen,
but we want to prepare. That’s really cool. Remember, the first 1,000 days, eat closer
to this, not as close to that. Be careful with sweets because even a little
bit will get you going. Breast milk is fairly sweet as it is. Dr. Levitt: Correct. Jordan: But when you start with a banana,
it’s really hard to give that avocado after that. Dr. Levitt: You kind of asked why, the reason
why I say those foods is because we are programmed to like sweets, so those give more bitter
and sour, which actually set the taste buds up to eat better as a toddler. Jordan: High fat is key. One of the challenges of infant formula, you
can’t get a lot of fats and powders and they’re really not what you’re getting from breast
milk. One more thing I’ll say is if you cannot make
a formula as I described, something I did with Samuel who was in foster care his first
few months, we couldn’t ask the foster mom to make that kind of formula. So, what we did was took an organic formula
and we put a little bit of cod liver oil and coconut oil in it so we could spike that. But Samuel had really bad eczema the first
year and a half because he was barely breastfed. He was bottle fed and that was just part of
his makeup in the genetic weaknesses. Intervene early. Well, gosh, we’re talking about intervening
really early, but give us an example. We talked about the complementary foods. So, what is a priority diet when you are weaning? Now, here’s something you didn’t mention. I’m going to back up myself. Grains such as rice and cereal, Cheerio’s,
etc., we don’t produce enzymes to digest grains until we’re about three. Here’s what’s really interesting. The ideal breastfeeding time and the [inaudible
00:16:03] calls this nuts, is three years. I don’t know if you ever studied this, but
weaning age in biblical times and in history was three. In fact, they did a celebration . . . I’m
going to tell a little biblical story. So, remember when Isaac was three, they had
a celebration and Ishmael was teasing him. Ishmael was 12 or 13. Isaac was 3. That’s when in a Hebrew family, they would
wean the child. They’d have a celebration. So, the enzymes that you produce as an infant
are made to digest dairy or animal proteins and fats and dairy carbohydrates, not starches
from grains. That may cause children to sleep, but it’s
not because of something good. It’s actually a negative. So, help us understand, when you transition
from breastfeeding or bottle feeding, what is an ideal diet for a toddler that is about
the age of this young boy on the screen? Dr. Levitt: Definitely like real whole foods. So, we don’t need to get the box of rice cereal
and starch cereal. We actually can feed anything but a grain. So, lots of vegetables, fruits, meats, and
fats. Jordan: Lots of fats. Fat head, fat body doesn’t make you fat. Dr. Levitt: Fat brain development third trimester
all the way up until age two is a really crucial period for brain development and fat. Jordan: So, we’re talking about avoiding obesity,
but you’re saying more fats leads to less obesity. I know we at Ancient Medicine Today talk about
this all the time, but can you give the moms out there a little assurance that a high fat
diet for a toddler and a child is absolutely great for body and brain? Dr. Levitt: Absolutely great. So, every cell in the body needs fat to function,
especially the brain and the brain that’s developing. That’s not what inhibits the problems of the
fat if it’s a healthy fat. It’s the sugar in products, so the grains
and the pops and the Cheerio’s and all the special things in the baby food aisle. The sugar is what’s making our children fat,
not the fat. Jordan: Absolutely. And obviously when you combine fat and sugar
in something like an ice cream, it can cause us to crave, but you and I were talking off
the air about various dietary strategies. I told you that for a period of time, myself
and one of my colleagues and my son were doing I would call it a keto-adaptive diet with
intermittent fasting. What was crazy is we would eat at one point
for two hours a day very low carbohydrate high fat and we would gear up and get excited
about our meal because when you’re not eating all day, you’re thinking about it, planning
it. We would stop eating midway through. Here’s the deal folks. You can’t OD on salmon and broccoli. Try it. You just can’t because it’s not stimulatory. So, when your kids start eating those foods
. . . we talked about avocado, we talked about bone broth, a chicken soup that’s got a lot
of fat if you do it the right way. We talked about consuming egg yolk, etc. These are very brain-nourishing foods and
they feed you because your head or your brain tells you you’re full. You want to intervene early. Here’s the other thing I like about doing
this. This is when you control their diet because
as soon as preschool starts, some preschools today won’t let you send food, then the rest
is sort of in other people’s hands because if you’re two working parents and your kids
are in school, you’re not controlling as much of their diet as you would like. So, get so into your children’s health very
early, intervene early. So, here’s one. We’re talking about ending the childhood obesity
epidemic and you say no dieting. What do you mean by that? Dr. Levitt: So, kind of what you alluded to
earlier with the obesity stigmata, focusing on weight or always being on a diet, typically
these families, we’ll hear the parent saying, “I’m on a diet or this diet or that diet or
I’m always on a diet.” We don’t want our kids hearing that because
then they just set up for they’re overweight. They need to be on a diet. We want them to be focused on healthy foods,
real food, and growth. So, no dieting. We don’t use the word dieting. I don’t like the parents to use the word dieting. Be very careful not to use it. We’re not putting your child on a diet if
they need to lose weight. We’re actually just putting them on real food. Jordan: Okay. And that sounds good. When I was a kid, my parents were health nut
hippies in the ’70s and we used to go to birthday parties and I don’t know what the deal was
with the food back then. You may have sort of just been introduced
to some of that. I’m not sure how you were raised. I would go to a birthday party and my mom
would bake me this cake and it would literally rise one inch. It was like this flat, hard disgusting thing,
sorry, Mom. The holidays would come by. I don’t know if you’ve ever had a carob Santa
Clause, but don’t. It was awful. It made you glad that Christmas only came
once a year. My school lunch was humiliating because you’d
get to school and everybody’s trading and I open my 17-grain bread with soy-based bologna
and there was something called Fakin’ Bacon, which was like everything was soy and then
this creamy white substance that was tofu’s evil cousin. I didn’t even bother. No trade. It was a no trade clause with my lunch. Today it’s so different. Dr. Levitt: Right. Jordan: There are amazing health foods. Yesterday for a treat, I bought this organic
probiotic-infused popcorn and I brought it home and then here at the Dr. Axe offices
people taunt us with something called paleo donuts. These are donuts made with coconut flour and
almond flour. Someone asked me, “When was the last time
you had a donut?” Well, you guys brought paleo donuts to work
yesterday. But truthfully, they meant when did I have
a regular donut and I had to think back to college for Krispy Kremes to try to keep me
up late for a test, which made me fall asleep. But dieting can be a bad word. I get it. When somebody goes out and says, “I’m on a
diet,” I get that that’s a challenge. But eating real food has never been better. There are delicious options. And pop culture has embraced eating health
food. In fact, the athletes and the entertainers
that our kids sort of look up to, a lot of them are eating organic real food. It’s so much easier today. So, no excuses. We went to church this weekend and we brought
our snacks for our kids and there’s all this discussion of, “Well, is it allergen-free? Is it gluten-free?” They’re already asking those questions. We don’t want to diet. We want to infuse our children’s eating with
real foods. Remember, food is medicine here at draxe.com. Dr. Levitt: Dieting implies restriction, right? Jordan: Absolutely. Dr. Levitt: When kids feel restricted then
they want to overindulge every chance they get. Jordan: That’s what I get. As soon as I get out of the house, those Mickey
Mouse ice creams where the ears were chocolate and the face was vanilla, anyway. Role model, you’ve said this a few times on
some of the programs we’ve recorded, but why is it important for the parent to model what
they want to see from their kids in the eating and living area? Dr. Levitt: We want our kids to see us choosing
healthy foods and eating healthy foods. We want to be a positive role model. We want them to see us exercising. We want them to see us happy and positive
with our body image, not always constantly cutting ourselves down. Those things all get transmitted to the kids. Also negative role modeling, say you’ve put
the food on the table and it’s broccoli and the dad goes, “I hate broccoli.” Then the kid goes, “I hate broccoli.” So, negative role modeling also plays a huge
role even if you don’t like those foods, you just need to role model that we want the kids
to try those foods. That’s really important. Jordan: Yeah. There are many a night where my wife, Nikki,
wants to spank some kids and me because I like to, “I don’t want to eat asparagus.” But it’s absolutely true. Sometimes you just have to suck it up as a
parent because your kids’ health is that important. We’ve had some generations where for the first
time in history, we are not outliving our parents. That can change. I’m seeing it change. You’ve got to be a positive role model. Don’t expect your kids to do what you say. They do what you do. Very important. Number six, protect the home. What are some steps we can take to safeguard
our home? We only have them there for so long during
the day, during the week. We only have them for so long in their life. What can we do to protect our home and make
it a healthy place to live? Dr. Levitt: I talk to families about setting
up the home where this is the only area you can control. We get caught up with school lunches and this
is what’s happening at the other kids’ house. Only worry about protecting your home. It’s the only thing you can control and you
can have really big success just by doing that. I link the growth curve, the green and red
zones with food. I explain to keep your body in the green healthy
zone, these are the foods we want to eat, green foods, I go over the real foods. Then I talk about the red zone foods, which
keep your body in the red zones. Those are the things like processed packaged
foods and the junk. I tell the family only stock your home with
green zone foods. Therefore, no one can get it. So, if the child doesn’t like asparagus at
dinner, they can’t pull out some Goldfish Crackers out of the cupboard because they’re
hungry later. You have to protect the home. Do not keep any kind of red zone foods in
the house. I also tell parents it’s not like the child
can never have the junk food or the processed food or whatever it is. I say you just choose a couple times a week
to go out and get the food, enjoy it. Eat it while you’re out, but do not bring
it into the house. Therefore we avoid the restriction-type mentality. We’re empowering them to keep the green food
in the house, but they still get to enjoy some of these treats. Jordan: Kids don’t get any ideas. It’s good all the time, in and out, we rule
that place with an iron fist. Dr. Levitt: Obviously we want to get them
like empowered to choose things when they’re out of the home, but that’s my number one
thing, protecting the home. You will have 100% success if you protect
the home. Jordan: Control that environment. Dr. Levitt: Of what you can control. Jordan: Absolutely. Dr. Levitt: There’s where you want to empower
people and there’s where they’re going to win. Jordan: It’s much like a team. You practice how you play so you practice
and prepare for the game of life. I’ll add something to this. I really think as the Bible says in Proverbs
22:6, “Train a child in the way they should go and when they’re older, they will not depart
from it.” It doesn’t say they won’t depart from that
in between. When I was a kid, my parents told me or made
me eat and not eat certain things, but I didn’t own it. My kids are owning it. They are evangelical about it. We tell them to be respectful when they’re
at a friend’s house, etc. But we really teach them and they do not want
to harm their body. They’ve sort of associated eating junk food
with health and life. They also want to please their parents to
an extent. They know that they’re special and set apart. Make sure to train your kids. Some people say, “That’s so unfair.” The grandparents, “That’s so unfair. You need to let them go out and enjoy themselves.” We have frozen desserts. There’s organic ice cream. We can make organic ice cream. We have smoothies. Last night my daughter baked cookies. My nine-year old baked cookies. She has a jewelry business that she calls
Sweet Jewelry, visit www . . . actually, that’s not a website. So, she baked cookies and she was so excited. So, I think she used organic spelt flour,
coconut sugar. She was so proud for Dad to taste her cookie. So, we enjoy our food tremendously. We eat an omnivorous diet. We eat meat. We eat vegetables. But I promise you, my kids eat better than
almost anyone and that goes for taste as well. We still protect our home. Our kids know what’s there. They know what will never be there and they
embrace what they get to eat and certainly, there are some things I encourage them to
eat that they don’t love the taste of, but we’re always looking at getting a good balance. For me, something as simple as I teach my
kids, it’s how I eat. I always eat on my plate what I like the least. I don’t love the taste of broccoli, but I
do eat it regularly. I always eat what I know is best for me and
what I like the least first. My kids . . . kids automatically do the opposite. They will sit down and eat dessert if it’s
front of them and eat the healthy things last. Dr. Levitt: Absolutely. Yeah. Jordan: My kids are starting to pick up on
that because they realize, “Let’s get the asparagus out of the way. Those Brussels sprouts, which are pretty good
usually, let’s just do that.” So, that’s really important because what happens? They’re full and what are they left? All the good stuff. Protect your home. This is a good one. Dr. Levitt: Here’s a good one on protecting
the home that’s important. You mentioned owning it. This is really important. When you protect the home and the child is
only eating healthy green zone foods, their body starts feeling different and they can
recognize they feel good. Then when they’re outside the home and they
have a red zone food, they start feeling like their stomach hurts. We want them to start noticing that awareness
instead of us telling them this food is good, we want them to actually feel the difference. They can’t feel the difference if they’re
getting all those foods in the home too. So, they will feel better and they will have
less headaches and mood swings and stomach issues when they’re eating those good foods. When they go out and have a pop or a Pop Tart
at their friend’s house and they’re like, “My stomach hurts,” we want them to make that
connection. Jordan: There you go. Dr. Levitt: As soon as they make that connection,
they will own it. It will be so much easier. Jordan: Absolutely. It makes sense. Okay. Rethink your drink. So, we have America’s favorite beverage or
one of them, good old orange juice, which you say is not so good. It may be old, but it’s not good. Why is juice not good and why do people need
to rethink what they drink? Dr. Levitt: So, that’s the number one intervention
I do when we do have to start intervening. The reason why is because sugar in liquid
form is extremely damaging to the body. So, whether it’s 100% juice or pop, they actually
have pretty similar amounts of sugar and sugar in liquid form shoots right into the bloodstream
and causes many problems. Jordan: Okay. Just to be clear, pop or soda is not good
for you. Dr. Levitt: Correct. Jordan: Juice, while slightly better than
soda, being you do vitamin C in orange juice. You don’t have some of the acids in soda that
can corrode your body and pull nutrients from your bones, its still a lot of sugar. Check your orange juice container and see
how much sugar or how many sugars are in that eight-ounce serving. It’s staggering. It’s in the 30s of grams. You know what’s interesting? Carrot juice is the same. So, here’s my rule. If we get orange juice or grapefruit, it’s
freshly squeezed and I like to do about one-fourth a cup of juice and three-quarters of water. We’ll let our kids have juice occasionally
but I’d much rather eat the real fruit and I usually make sure that my kids get fruits
with fats because fat and fiber will slow down the sugar, but that sugar, there are
kids that go out there drinking six, seven, eight glasses of juice a day. I did that when I was a kid. It sets you up for a blood sugar and brain
rollercoaster. In fact, it’s an interesting story. Thinking back about my diet when I was younger,
I charted at one point my grades in school with the time of the class. So, get this . . . my breakfast was usually
cereal and some kind of imitation milk, soy milk or whatever because my parents were into
health. Sorry, mom and dad, deal with it, it’s the
truth. I love you. But we didn’t eat the way I would recommend
eating today. Then for lunch, I would have whole wheat bagels
with cream cheese, mostly carbohydrate, a juice box. So, every class I had before lunch, I had
my best grades and best behavior. But after eating the sandwiches, which were
at most peanut butter, but usually, all carbs converting to sugar, juice box, chips, cookie,
etc. every class I had after lunch, I fought falling asleep, had my worst grades and my
worst behavior. That’s what’s happening to us. We are setting our kids up for absolute failure
and a big part of it is in our drinks. We don’t think about how many grams of sugar
we get in our beverages. Dr. Levitt: Right. Jordan: So, rethink your drink. What are some good drinks for kids? Dr. Levitt: So, water. Number one, water. So, it’s just like this myth that kids needs
these other things. Water is first. If you want to have some flavor to your water,
infuse it with some fresh fruit or frozen fruit to make it naturally flavored, but really
I’m adamant about they don’t need anything else. Jordan: Smoothies can be good. Dr. Levitt: Smoothies are great. Jordan: We do smoothies. Dr. Levitt: We’ll talk about smoothies at
breakfast. Jordan: If you do a coconut milk or almond
milk, they typically have a better balance. They’ve got some fats in there. My kids drink kombucha occasionally. I like the kind with the chia seeds in it. They’re getting fiber, fat and much lower
amounts of sugar. Fermented beverages can be good if your kids
like soda. There are so many fermented beverages. Some of them use stevia or monk fruit and
you can get a soda-like taste with about 6 grams of sugar. I’m not a huge fan of carbonation in general,
but there are carbonated sodas that have no sugar nor artificial sweeteners at your local
health food stories. Zevia is a brand, for example. I wouldn’t use it as a bedrock of your diet,
but you’re not going to have the same issues as consuming juice. This is huge. That looks good, actually. People don’t appreciate the fact that we still
like to eat these things even though we know they’re bad. The other day I was seeing . . . I saw a bakery
and they had a cronut, like a croissant donut combo. We’re people too. If you poke us, we bleed, red stuff comes
out. So, stop eating dessert for breakfast. It’s so true. Why in the world do we think when our kids
plop down to watch TV that they’re bombarded with these advertisements. Back when we were kids, what kind of cereal? They were all based on these characters. I have to look at one of those boxes, but
what in the world were we eating and what are we feeding our kids. I don’t care if the cereal is magically delicious
because it’s very unhealthy. Dr. Levitt: Right. So, the drink and the desserts go kind of
hand in hand. It’s sugar, basically is the concern. But remember, when we’re intervening for weight
loss, we’re dealing with kids who are already an unhealthy weight who also have some unhealthy
hormone imbalances and unhealthy signals for wanting sweet and wanting cravings. So, we sometimes can’t even offer just like
an alternative because we need to break that cycle of constantly wanting sugar, constantly
craving things. So, a sugar-ridden breakfast, typical breakfast
cereal is filled with grains that have their own set of problems, sprayed with chemicals,
loaded with sugar and then after that, there are three or four different types of sugar
as ingredients and then bad fats and unhealthy oils. So, the biggest problem though at breakfast,
it’s spiking up our blood sugar and then gives you that instant high. You feel great, hits the addiction center
of the brain, releases feel good hormones. Then insulin kicks in to take care of the
blood sugar, crashes the blood sugar down and then your kid feels tired, moody, hungry,
irritable about two hours into school when they start having behavior problems and they
can’t pay attention. Jordan: And what do they reach for? The vending machine. Dr. Levitt: Yeah, more sugary type things
that make them feel better, but then also they’re getting labeled with ADHD and typical
things that maybe they don’t even that problem. It’s just because they’re getting a sugar
high and crash cycle constantly. Jordan: When you go to a hotel or when we
stay somewhere, they talk about this continental breakfast. I don’t know what continent it’s from, but
that is the worst because you’ve got cereal, skim milk. People have different opinions on dairy. I think there is a good form of dairy, preferably
raw cultured grass-fed, but without the fat, you’re in the same boat because you’ve got
12 grams of lactose or sugar in your milk, so you’re getting about a 50-gram shot of
sugar in your cereal and milk. Then banana, banana is good, but it’s another
27 grams of carbs, 20-something grams of sugar. Orange juice. So, you’re literally consuming at times 100
grams of sugar, which is 20 to 25 teaspoons of sugar. That would be this much sugar. Dr. Levitt: Right. Jordan: Who would drink that for breakfast? I know that it looks so great to have these
toaster strudels and muffins. Blueberry muffin probably has 40 grams of
sugar in it, those real yummy ones that used to come from the big box store. I ate some of this stuff too. It’s awful. What is a healthy breakfast that satisfies
kids, moms can make and doesn’t set up this spiral of degeneration? Dr. Levitt: So, I usually try shoot for a
breakfast that has protein, fiber, and fat, all three in the same breakfast. One of the easiest ways and I start a lot
of my patients on this right away, it helps with getting off the sugary drinks and tackling
the breakfast, and that’s making a green smoothie. What you do is mix any kind of water or coconut
water, liquid of choice, unsweetened almond milk, something like that and greens, blend
those and then add a fruit, which the greens will give fiber, the fruit will give fiber
and a little bit of energy and then a protein source and healthy fat. So, you mix all those together and you have
protein, fiber, fat in a quick meal. I actually suggested to families to get your
spinach and all your greens and put them in separate greens and put them in the freezer. Have your fruit separated, all your protein
separated. You can actually make the smoothie the night
before and then re-blend or just quickly whip it up in the morning before they leave. It takes 60 seconds. Jordan: You don’t even taste the greens. Dr. Levitt: You do not taste the greens. It is crazy. Yeah. Jordan: You can get two cups of greens. You can do a cup of spinach. You can do a cup of kale. So, I’ve done this in the past, kale and spinach. Blueberries are a great fruit because it also
changes the color from green to more of a purple-green. Even if you did add fruit juice, such as a
raw juice, we’ve done some raw apple juice, etc., pineapple juice, you’re still going
to have some fat and fiber in there. I like the idea of coconut water. It’s a little bit lower in sugar, really yummy. We sometimes will buy those frozen acai packets
and throw that in there, but that’s a very sweet smoothie that is more on the light side. But we also make smoothies that are high in
protein using coconut milk, almond milk. I know I would get the, “Yuck, I would never
eat that,” but I do raw eggs and I’ve done raw, pasteurized organic eggs myself. Dr. Levitt: I was just telling my son that
the other day. Jordan: For 20+ years and my kids do it. What a powerful brain food. In fact, eggs are great for the brain and
great for the eyes with lutein. They’re great for the heart. You don’t have to do that. You can, perhaps, add a tablespoon of coconut
oil, flaxseed oil. We’ll add some fruit, add a little honey. There’s something called tiger nut that I
really like that is a flour which is high in prebiotic starch. So, morning smoothies are absolutely awesome. They allow you to get off to a great start. It also helps with protecting your home and
they’re still getting something sweet. So, stop eating dessert for breakfast. I’m Jordan Rubin here on Ancient Medicine
Today with Dr. Michelle Levitt who is a specialist in pediatric obesity, children’s health, preventing
your child from being overweight or obese and today we’re talking about weight loss
for kids, ending the childhood obesity epidemic. So, here’s a good one. That kind of looks yummy, like what we’re
talking about. Number nine, get out of the box. What do you mean by that? Dr. Levitt: So, now we’re moving into maybe
we’ve fixed our breakfast and now we need to work on our lunch, dinner and snacks and
we want to try not to eat our food out of a box. So, grab a box of pasta, throw it with some
sauce and have some bread with it. Out of a box or a bag or a package, try to
eat real whole foods. I usually try to have you set up your plate
for success. What I do is take your round plate or if your
plates are square, three-fourths of the plate should be vegetables. They can be raw or cooked, best to have a
mixture of both. So, you might have a big salad on half your
plate and another serving of vegetables. Jordan: We can spread the leaves out really
big so that it covers . . . Dr. Levitt: Try to load up on fiber from the
vegetables and then about the palm of your hand size of protein. If you’re using your palm, everyone has the
right portion size for your size. Then a small portion of the plate after you’ve
put the greens and palm size of protein could be fruit or starch. Now, I definitely have kids eat their vegetables
first and then their meat and then their fruit or starch last. Again, they’re filled up with the fiber from
the vegetables, satisfied from the protein and also fat goes in there liberally. Fat, cook your meat in fat. Make your own salad dressings and put it on
your raw salads. Put your broccoli with some grass-fed butter. Get lots of healthy fats in there and then
eating the starch or fruit last, they may not even want it or take a few bites. They’ll be satisfied and self-regulate their
own hunger and fullness. Jordan: Absolutely. Now, restaurants and other places where you’re
served food, they know what Dr. Levitt is saying, but they do it in reverse. I believe when you get bread before a meal,
think about what’s happening. We ought to do a study. People who eat a roll or bread before a meal,
what percentage of them order dessert. Think about it. You’re literally setting in motion of a rollercoaster
of insulin and blood sugar. We want to stop cravings where they start. Eat something high in fiber, something high
in protein and fat and maybe eat your fruit or your starch. Last night we had some yummy food and we had
roasted chicken, we had pasta made from butternut squash. Now you can get pastas from zucchini, butternut
squash, beats, sweet potatoes. We had a lot of grass-fed butter in there
with it. We also had a sweet potato. We had a salad. We had, I believe . . . I think we had some
corn, which we eat occasionally and it was very filling. I love . . . my favorite part of the chicken
is the skin. So, now you can label me as weird because
I eat eggs and chicken skin but chicken skin is loaded with nutrients. That’s for another show. That’s the kind of meals we eat. We make sure we get vegetables, even if they’re
starchy, we want to make sure to have some high-fiber, high-nutrient foods and we almost
always add oil or butter to the meal because fat is your friend, not your enemy. So, get out of the box. Eat real food. Someone said it once, eat only what will spoil,
but before it does. Dr. Levitt: Perfect. Jordan: It’s a good saying. Dr. Levitt: This step is very important for
protecting the home as well. The big kickback we get is, “I don’t like
vegetables. My kids don’t like vegetables. They won’t eat the vegetables.” I say, “Kids eat what you serve them and kids
eat when they’re hungry.” If you’re serving three-quarters of the plate
vegetables, protein, fat and they just eat the starch and they’re still hungry, guess
what? That’s all they get. Jordan: And then they’re going to have cravings. Dr. Levitt: So, if you protect the homes,
you don’t have other things they can eat later. You put that plate aside, if they’re still
hungry, they can eat the plate of food they didn’t eat. But I always have you do the broccoli test
with a family. If they eat some food and they’re like, “I’m
still hungry,” then you say, “Well, you can have some broccoli,” or another vegetable. Jordan: You’d be amazed how quickly they’re
not hungry. Dr. Levitt: They’re not hungry anymore. That’s a huge test you can do with your kids,
the broccoli test. They may or may not have eaten their whole
meal. But basically you say if you want more helpings,
have some more vegetable and if they don’t want it, they’re not really that hungry. Jordan: Absolutely. Dr. Levitt: Kids will eat when they’re hungry
and if they don’t eat, they’re not going to starve. I promise you, they will not starve. Jordan: Yes. Even though they say they’re starving and
I always tell them not to. Dr. Levitt: I believe honestly we’re starving
our kids and slowly killing them at the same time with processed foods. Jordan: Yes, with lots of foods. Dr. Levitt: We are starving our kids with
processed foods. Jordan: All right. Speaking of which, snack attacks. So, this could go a lot of different ways. That’s yummy. Again, we like this stuff. So, what do we do to make snacks healthier? Dr. Levitt: So, usually with snacks I try
to focus on healthy fats because they’re really satisfying and they make you feel full and
they just kind of our more satisfying than having a vegetable as a snack. So, I’ll usually have families setup, like
have a vegetable with a fat, like celery with nut butter. Jordan: My kids think it’s made for nut butter. Dr. Levitt: Or like hummus and carrots or
fruit and some almond butter or fruit and a handful of nuts. Jordan: Or butter on your popcorn, real butter
because it will actually satisfy you. Dr. Levitt: Non-GMO popcorn. Jordan: Yes. Dr. Levitt: So, one I kind of think, do our
kids really need snacks? One of my schools of thought is if you’re
eating a balanced meal, that’s protein, fiber and fat, they really should be able to go
to the next meal without eating. But if we do want to have a snack or they
really are hungry, we want to provide healthy things. Again, protecting the home. I’ll have you get the little baby mason jars
and put the nut butter and the celery already in the jars or carrots and humus. Jordan: Trail mix is another one. Dr. Levitt: Yeah, trail mix is a great one. If you make it in advance, put it in little
zip-locks, it’s ready for them. So, if they do grab something, it’s completely
healthy. Jordan: And bake with your kids. My kids love when they make something themselves. There are a lot of ways to bake now with higher
fiber flours. What I do typically is sneak some chia seed
or flax seed in there to get extra fiber, put some good oils in there. There are amazing ways to do that. If you go to draxe.com and even on the Dr.
Axe Facebook page, you will see hundreds of recipes for smoothies, for snacks, that are
not only free of junk, they are actually amazing for you. All right. Number 11, unplug and move. This is probably self-explanatory, but we
are hopelessly under-exercising today and it starts at a young age. Dr. Levitt: Absolutely. Yeah. Jordan: What are some guidelines for us to
get our kids up and moving? Dr. Levitt: So, definitely unplugging will
help. So, sometimes depending on the age of the
kid, you’ll have to really regulate. If it’s a teenager, you’ll be like, “I’m taking
your phone. Get outside.” Same thing with school-age kids. Turn off the TV, unplug all the stuff, get
them outside. Literally unplug and disengage. You might have to do that for the child just
to get them to move more. But another way is actually to move more with
your kids. So, getting outside with them instead of telling
them to do it, actually do it with them and definitely regulating the screens. So, when they’re sitting watching the screen,
they’re getting more tired. They’re unmotivated to move more. The screen time is the first thing that will
help move more and then really basically just setting up your environment for moving. So, getting them outside, maybe you might
have an active video game in the house, again, regulated. But definitely, you have to be intentional
with it. Jordan: And really, the goal is 60 minutes
a day. Dr. Levitt: The goal is 60 minutes a day. I tell the families it does not have to be
all at one time. You don’t have to carve out like a full hour. You usually say, “I can’t do an hour, so I
just won’t do it.” But really, 10 to 15-minute increments has
been shown to be very effective and it’s cumulative. You might say, “Go out and jump on the trampoline
for ten minutes. Come back in. We’ll all play Wii as a family for 15 minutes. We’ll all go out for a bike ride.” It’s easier to get exercise in than you think. It doesn’t have to be this intentional like
hardcore exercising. Just move more, even just like parking far
away at the grocery store and walking a little farther. Jordan: I just never do that intentionally,
the parking far away because there’s never enough time. But I do use the term. I tell people to do it and then I don’t do
it. Then I won’t know where the car is. You mentioned a trampoline. That is one of the best ways to exercise for
kids and adults. It’s good for the gut, the lymphatic system
and kids love to jump. Get them to jump. Get a trampoline. They’re very inexpensive at most sort of sporting
goods stores, etc. All right. So, I am here on Ancient Medicine Today with
Dr. Michelle Levitt who is an expert in childhood obesity. She’s a pediatrician at Akron Children’s Hospital,
specializing in sports medicine and healthy weight. We talked about weight loss for kids, ending
the childhood epidemic. You need to become aware. You said the statistics, two-thirds of adults
are overweight, one-third obese. Here’s a big one. One-third of kids are overweight, 17% are
obese. That is absolutely mindboggling. We also talked about how you categorize, green,
which is they’re in the good zone, yellow, they need some work or if they’re in the red
zone, they’re headed potentially for adult illnesses, even at a younger age. You want to prevent the first thousand days,
I love this, prenatal, infant time and then transitioning into a toddler. Make sure the mom-to-be eats well, the baby
is fed properly and then the complementary foods are spot on. Intervene early, you want to start young,
modeling it for them and teaching them, speaking of which, no dieting. You don’t talk about kids being on a diet. You talk about them eating a real food lifestyle. I’m just making sure I got this all right. Role model, stop eating junk food. You need to do what you want the kids to do. Practice what you preach and only preach what
you practice. Dads, I’m talking to you also. Protect the home. That’s a sanctuary. Feed them well in the home. Don’t have junk in the trunk, if you know
what I mean or you might end up with junk in the trunk. When you protect the home, the idea is they
feel safe, they also feel better and they notice when they eat things that are unhealthy
out of the home, they come to you and say, “Man, I’m not feeling so good,” or, “Mom or
dad, I’m not feeling so good.” Rethink your drink, no juice, no soda, go
for lower sugar beverages. Water is number one. Flavor it with fruit, lemon, lime. You could infuse it with some berries. That’s really easy and good, taking water
and putting raspberries in it. Dr. Levitt: Yeah. Throwing in four berries. Jordan: It tastes so good. Also you can do almond milk, healthy dairy
if you’re feeding your children dairy, especially grass-fed, raw, etc. Stop eating dessert for breakfast. Don’t be fixated on what we call breakfast
foods, Toaster Strudels, muffins, orange juice, bananas and cereal will lead to issues. A hundred grams of sugar for breakfast is
common. Get out of the box. Eat real food, not what comes from a box. The snack attack, feed them well so they don’t
want to snack, but when they do, fortify your snacks with fats. We talked about nuts and trail mixes and nut
butters and on your celery and smoothies, etc. Make sure your kids get fat and fiber when
they snack because that will slow down their appetite and their sugar absorption. Last but not least, unplug and move. Get rid of the screen. Get out of the house. Do something active. We aim for 60 minutes a day. How’d I do? Dr. Levitt: Perfect. Jordan: I even pronounced the . . .
Dr. Levitt: Fantastic. Jordan: Akron Children’s Hospital correctly. Folks, if you’re someone who’s watching and
you love this information, make sure to click that Like button, but also punch that Share
button because we want this information to get out there. We believe together we can end the obesity
epidemic in children and begin to have a healthy nation. It starts with our kids. Dr. Michelle Levitt is here to help you. So, if you visit drmichellemd.com, you will
get information on her programs. So, you not only see patients at Akron Children’s
Hospital, but you also do wellness coaching virtually or in person if they’re in the Northeastern
Ohio area. I’m getting this right. See, it’s because I ate my fats and I didn’t
have dessert for breakfast, although some of those slides look pretty good. So, Dr. Michelle Levitt is passionate about
your family’s health, your kids’ health. You know what I’ve seen? When a child has a health issue and they begin
to address it, then miraculously the parents eat better, they get better. Dad loses some weight. I’m picking on dads, I’m allowed to because
I am one. It’s amazing how that can be a catalyst for
the entire family’s health. Children are our future. Dr. Michelle Levitt and we at Ancient Medicine
Today and the Dr. Axe team are passionate about your health, so share this video, this
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recipes, foods, beverages, desserts that can transform your health. I’m Jordan Rubin here with Dr. Michelle Levitt,
Ancient Medicine Today. See you next time.

Infected – Zombie iNFECTiON Tag Game In Real Life / That YouTub3 Family I Family Channel

Infected – Zombie iNFECTiON Tag Game In Real Life / That YouTub3 Family I Family Channel


(suspenseful music) – Hi guys welcome back to… – [All] That YouTube Family! – And we are the adventurers. – Okay and today we are going to play Zombie Infection Survival,
so how this works is that one person is going
to be the master zombie who’s going to try to
tag all the other players and make them zombies. Now they have to walk and talk like a zombie, so that’s like (grunting) which means they go kinda
slower than a human being. Now, there’s also one master doctor. The doctor needs to heal
all those infected zombies. The doctor is trying to get
the master zombie, to cure him. Now, if the master zombie tags the doctor then the doctor becomes a
zombie which is not good ’cause then everybody could become zombies and then the zombies win. Once everybody is all cured,
or everybody is all zombies, then that’s who wins. So is it going to be humans or zombies? – Which one?
– Zombies! Because I’m going to be the Zombie. – Who wants to be our…
– Me! I’m Zombie! – Okay! Jake’s the zombie. – Jordan’s the doctor. – I’m the doctor?
– Yup – What?
– [Mom] You’re the Doctor! – I’m horrible at being the Doctor. Why nominate me, what? – [Mom] Guys, Jake’s the Zombie. Go!
– (scream) (suspenseful music) (grunting)
– Brains. – Oh sure, come after the smart one. (light screaming) (grunting) – Come get me, you getting all tangled up? (grunting) – [Ty] Run, run. Up here! He can’t get anyone up here,
he cannot tag anyone up here. Right here, he cannot get me from up here. – He’s coming! – [Girl] Ty, run, Ty run, hurry go! – This is so hard ’cause
I don’t want to fall. – Zombie! (screaming) Run! – Run Audrey, come on, come on! (grunting) – [Ty] Dude, run you guys. (laughing) He’s coming! – [Jordan] Fly away, fly
away, fly away, fly away. – Help, help, he’s got
me surrounded. (laughing) (groaning) – [Jordan] Oh no run away, dad’s a zombie? Got you, you’re not a zombie. – I’m all better now,
I feel so much better. (screaming) (groaning) – Wait I stepped out. – [Mom] Oh, well you lost then. – So I’m a zombie now ’cause
I accidentally stepped out. – [Mom] Uh oh, it’s Ty left and Audrey. Oh no it’s only Ty left. – And Audrey. – [Mom] No – Where is she? Oh she’s got attacked?
– [Mom] Ty everyone is zombies – I’m the only one? – [Girl] Run Ty! (groaning) – Doctor zombie on the loose. (music intensifies) – Turbo zombie, activate (yelling) – Run Ty. – Got him. (grunting) (eerie music) – Alrighty guys, round two,
since David was tagged first, he’s going to be the master zombie, and since Ty was tagged last,
he gets to be the doctor. Now this is going to be very hard because Ty can run really fast. (grunting) And zombies go slow, so we’re
going to set a five minute time limit that the humans need to survive without the
zombies all attacking. – Set a timer for five minutes. – [Mom] Are you humans ready?
– Ready? – [Mom] Ty is the head
doctor, dad is the zombie – Oh no. – Alright guys we gotta survive – Three – We need to protect the doctor. – Two – One (moaning) – [Ty] Run run run, hey run! Oh no… Heal. (yelling) – I’m a zombie now – Ty, no, Ty! (grunting)
(laughing) – Healed – Healed, whoa, let’s go Ty. We tagged Ty. – I’m trying to get up high Guys, ahh no I’m a zombie. – Trying to protect Ty
and be his body guard. – Got you. (mumbling) – Run, you gotta get up. (grunting) – Healed (moaning) – Healed (groaning) – [Mom] This is a showdown
of zombie versus doctor. (groaning) – No, no, no, no – I got you – I’m back to normal. – Help – [Ty] Told you he can climb. – I didn’t know zombies could climb. (groaning) – Now I’m a zombie. I’ve been infected. Ty, where are you? Run, he’s gone, I’m infected. – I am Ty’s official body guard,
you will not get the doctor No zombie, no! – [Audrey] Run Ty, run! (grunting) – No, no, I’m stuck in this thing. – Jordan come on. – Let’s go Ty. – [Jake] Somebody save me. – Oh no, oh no. Help. Help. (groaning) (panting) Help. Help. – [Ty] Audrey, jump. – I can’t. I’m not jumping you guys, no! (moaning) – Ty don’t get attacked, no Ty. – Got her. – Audrey’s healed, Audrey get down. – I can’t. – Hurry
– [Ty] Jordan! Run you guys, he’s coming! Is Audrey a Zombie? – [Jordan] No. – Oh no – [Ty] Run, get down from there and hide. – He can’t reach me You can’t reach your son. – Jake, (yelling) The zombie just got me. – Bodyguard – Jacob (grunting) I got you Jake. You are now a zombie with us. – [Jake] Hey don’t pull. – One last Audrey and then the doctor. (yelling) – Got you. – Ty saved me, I’m back to normal. – Got you. – Oh man. (laughing) (yelling) – Got you. Got you. – [Jordan] Well I guess
I’m a zombie still. – [Mom] That’s problem
with our faster doctor. (groaning) – Got you. – I’m healed. (moaning) (laughing) Why? Timer just went off, Ty won. – [Mom] Ty’s so fast. – Ty and Jake both won because they were the only humans left, everybody else lost. – What just happened? – I’ll tell you what
happened, I was a zombie for five minutes, that
was hard work, holy cow. – That’s it for today’s video,
we hope you guys enjoyed it. And if you did, give it a big thumbs up. Also comment down below
what other playground videos do you want to see? We also want to give a big shout out to our friend we met at the
playground, her name is Elise. – Hi. – So ya, that’s it for
today, remember to subscribe, turn from red to gray and… – Hit the bell. – And make today an adventure,
we’ll see you all next time. – [All] Bye! (eerie music)

Spiny Stick Insect: Mimicry, Camouflage, and Mutualism Oh My!

Spiny Stick Insect: Mimicry, Camouflage, and Mutualism Oh My!


Hi Guys. I am Trisha with Insectopia here to talk to
you about the spiny leaf insect, sometimes called the Australian walking stick. Most of these individuals are found in Australia,
but they can also be found in New Guinea. These insects are fascinating because of their
relationship with ants and their defensive mechanisms. The adult female spiny leaf insect is pretty
good at camouflaging into its surroundings. They look like spiny leaves and the adult
female’s abdomen is normally curled over her body to look like a dried leaf. They have a behavior where they will wave
back and forth so they appear to be blowing in the wind. The adult female mostly stays in one place
and does not have a quick escape plan. The male walking stick actually has wings
and can fly! He will fly until he finds a female to mate
with. Although, the female can lay viable eggs with
or without the male. The ability of a female animal to lay eggs
without mating is called parthenogenesis. Without being mated, the eggs will all be
female. After she is mated, the eggs will be a mixture
of both male and female. The female will use her curved abdomen to
flick her eggs to the ground. The eggs of the spiny leaf insect are shaped
like rounded barrels and each have a knob. These eggs look a little like seeds. The knob of the egg is actually edible for
ants and will attract them. Ants will forage for seeds and pick up the
eggs and pile them in their food storage. The ants will eat the knob and put the still
intact egg into their waste chamber. This is helpful for the eggs because the ants
are protecting them from predators and obviously this relationship is good for the ants as
they get food out of the deal. This kind of relationship where both species
are getting a benefit is called commensalism. When the nymph spiny leaf insect hatches,
it is small, leggy, and mostly black other than its red head. The first instar is an ant mimic! This nymph looks just like an ant and will
use that to its advantage. It will run to the surface and climb up into
a tree. This is where they will eat and mature and
gain their natural light brown color. How awesome is it that in one insect you can
see examples of camouflage, mimicry, parthenogenesis, and commensalism? Check out these real life pictures of the
spiny leaf insect. On the left you can see the spiny leaf insect’s
eggs and on the right you can see the nymph that is an ant mimic. On the left you can see the adult female and
on the right you can see the adult male. Thank you for listening! If you have any questions about the spiny
leaf insect or a thought on what species you would mimic if you had a chance, let us know
in the comment section below! Make sure to like, comment, and subscribe
for more videos like this one. I will be posting videos frequently. Come back soon and check out our next epic
insect tale.

Miss Spider’s – Country Bug-Kin / A Star Fell On Sunny Patch – Ep. 4

Miss Spider’s – Country Bug-Kin / A Star Fell On Sunny Patch – Ep. 4


♪ Spiders are spinning away
in the trees, ♪ ♪ Buggies are bouncing
and riding the breeze; ♪ ♪ Gliding through the sky, ♪ ♪ We’re flying high,
the fun we hatch ♪ ♪ In Sunny Patch. ♪ ♪ Coming home for hugs, ♪ ♪ Be good to bugs. ♪ SQUIRT:
WOO-HOO! BUGS AWAY! DRAGON:
(CHUCKLES) BEING A KITE SURE HAS
ITS UPS AND DOWNS! SHIMMER:
AND YOU THOUGHT
IT WAS GONNA BE A BREEZE! (CHUCKLES) BOUNCE:
(GIGGLES)HEY, WHY’S EVERYBODY SPINNING
AROUND?
MISS SPIDER:
COME ON IN,
YOU BLUSTERY BUGGIES!
TIME FOR DINNER! SQUIRT:
AW, MOM! JUST A LITTLE LONGER,
PLEASE? MISS SPIDER:
WELL, JUST ONE MORE MINUTE. BOUNCE:
UH-OH!SOMETHING’S COMING!BUG OUT! BOTH:
WHOA! OOF! DRAGON:
HEY! HOLLEY:
WHERE IN THE WINDY WORLD
ARE THOSE LITTLE BUGS OF OURS? DRAGON:
WHOA! WHOA! OOOF! UM… WHAT’S FOR DINNER? (EXASPERATED SIGHS) WIGGLE:
WHAT DO YOU THINK IT IS? I DON’T KNOW,
BUT IT’S PRETTY. WOW! THIS IS DEFINITELY
ONE WEIRD LOOKING LEAF. WHOA! BOUNCE:
IT’S ALIVE! IT’S ALIVE! (CHUCKLES) WHAT? YOUR MOM NEVER TOLD YOU
IT’S NOT POLITE TO STARE? SQUIRT:
SORRY. I’VE NEVER SEEN A BUG
THAT LOOKS LIKE YOU BEFORE. IT’S COOL. I’VE NEVER SEEN COCKROACHES
WHO LOOK LIKE YOU GUYS EITHER. SHIMMER:
WE’RE NOT COCKROACHES. I’M A JEWEL BEETLE. MY NAME IS SHIMMER. WIGGLE:
I’M WIGGLE. SQUIRT:
AND I’M SQUIRT. WE’RE SPIDERS. COOL. THEY CALL ME SWEETIE. (GROAN) I’M STARVED. WHERE’S THE NEAREST
TRASH CAN? SQUIRT:
TRASH CAN? SWEETIE:
NO TRASH CANS? NO COCKROACHES? GEE, THIS IS NOTHING
LIKE THE CITY. SQUIRT:
WOW! YOU CAME ALL THE WAY
FROM THE CITY? HOW’D YOU GET HERE? SWEETIE:
BEATS ME. ONE MINUTE I’M CRAWLING
INTO THIS CANDY WRAPPER FOR A LITTLE CHOCOLATE. NEXT THING I KNOW
THE WIND BLOWS ME AWAY. WIGGLE:
WHAT’S CHOCOLATE? BOUNCE:
CHOCOLATE! YUM! SQUIRT:
…AND SHE LIVES IN THE CITY, AND SHE GETS HER FOOD
FROM A GARBAGE CAN! CHOCOLATE
AND PIZZA CRUSTS AND HAMBURGER SCRAPS
AND… WHAT DO YOU CALL
THAT STUFF? KETCHUP. WHAT’S KETCHUP? IT’S SWEET AND RED
AND COMES FROM A TOMATO. BOUNCE:
YUM! SQUIRT:
WHEN CAN WE EAT GARBAGE, MOM?! MISS SPIDER:
MAYBE SOME OTHER TIME,
SQUIRT. HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR BERRIES,
SWEETIE? SWEETIE:
NOT BAD. SORT OF TASTES LIKE
A JELLY DOUGHNUT. I CAN’T WAIT
TO TELL MY MOM… (SIGH) WHAT’S THE MATTER, SWEETIE? I’M STARTING TO MISS
MY FAMILY. MISS SPIDER:
OH, HONEY. HOLLEY:
DON’T WORRY. WE’LL FIND A WAY
TO GET YOU BACK HOME. MISS SPIDER:
FIRST THING IN THE MORNING. BUT RIGHT NOW,
IT’S BEDTIME FOR LITTLE BUGS. MISS SPIDER READING:
“AND THE THREE LITTLE EARWIGS
LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER.” SWEETIE:
CUTE STORY. THANKS, SQUIRT’S MOM.SQUIRT:
GOODNIGHT, MOM.
(WHISPERS) NIGHTY-NIGHT.
SWEET DREAMS. (BOUNCE SNORES)
CHOCOLATE… YUM. SWEETIE:
(GROAN) SQUIRT:
WHAT’S THE MATTER? SWEETIE:
BACK IN THE CITY,
I’D JUST BE WAKING UP NOW. REALLY? YEAH. SEE, COCKROACHES
ARE NOCTURNAL BUGS. SLEEP ALL DAY,
PLAY ALL NIGHT. SQUIRT:
WOW! LIVING IN THE CITY SOUNDS
LIKE ONE BIG OL’ BUG PARTY! SWEETIE:
(GIGGLE) I GUESS. WHATEVER. (OWL HOOTS
AND CRICKETS CHIRP) SQUIRT:
YOU KNOW, OUT HERE
IN THE COUNTRY WE HAVE CRITTERS
WHO STAY UP AT NIGHT, TOO. YOU DO? IN FACT, SUNNY PATCH AFTER DARK
IS A PRETTY SWINGING PLACE! C’MON, I’LL SHOW YOU AROUND. YOUR MOM AND DAD
LET YOU GO OUT AT NIGHT? SURE. WHATEVER. SWEETIE:
THEN LET’S SHAKE IT,
SQUIRT-STER! SQUIRT:
COME ON. WAIT ‘TIL YOU SEE
THIS NEW MORNING GLORY! SWEETIE:
SO WHERE’S THE FLOWER? UM, GUESS THAT’S WHY THEY’RE
CALLED MORNING GLORIES. BUT WE’VE GOT
LOTS OF OTHER STUFF THAT’LL MAKE YOUR EYES
BUG OUT! OOH! ANY CHOCOLATE? WELL… NO. BUT WE’VE GOT HONEY,
FRESH FROM THE HIVE!SWEETIE:
I THOUGHT HONEY ONLY CAME
FROM THOSE PLASTIC BEAR
SQUEEZE BOTTLES. SQUIRT:
HUH? BEETRICE:
(BUZZ SNORES) SWEETIE:
IS THIS A HONEY-MAKING MACHINE? SQUIRT:
KIND OF. BEETRICE:
SQUIRT? IS SOMETHING WRONG? NO, MA’AM. I WAS JUST WONDERING
IF MY FRIEND AND I CAN HAVE SOME FRESH HONEY?
PLEASE? WHAT?!
LOOK AT THE MOON! IT’S HALF PAST TREETOP! LITTLE BUGS LIKE YOU
SHOULD BE ASLEEP! SQUIRT:
SORRY TO BUG YOU.
‘NIGHT. SWEETIE:
OOH! I THINK WE WOKE HER UP. SQUIRT:
MISS BEE’S JUST BEEN
A LITTLE TESTY EVER SINCE THAT BEAR STUCK
ITS NOSE IN HER FRONT DOOR. (YAWN) SWEETIE:
AM I KEEPING YOU UP,
SQUIRT? SQUIRT:
NO, I STAY UP LATE
ALL THE TIME. I THINK I’M MORE
OF A DARK TIME BUG LIKE YOU. I KNOW! I’LL TAKE YOU TO WHERE
THE REAL NIGHT LIFE IS! THIS IS WHERE IT ALL HAPPENS
IN SUNNY PATCH, THE VILLAGE SQUARE! WHERE ALL
WHAT HAPPENS? WONDER WHERE
EVERY-BUGGY IS? LAST TIME I WAS HERE
AT NIGHT THEY HAD
A FIREFLY BALLET. HMM…LOOKS LIKE EVERYBODY’S ASLEEP.SQUIRT:
I GUESS, BUT WAIT TILL WE GET
TO THE CRICKET CAVE! THERE’S ALWAYS MUSIC
AND FOOD AND DANCING THERE. COOL. KATIE:
SORRY, DARLING. BOYS JUST PLAYED
THEIR LAST SET.SHOULDN’T YOU BE SNUG AS A BUG
IN YOUR BED?
UM… WE’RE HEADING HOME NOW.
GOODNIGHT. SWEETIEEEEE:
BOY, SUNNY PATCH SURE IS
DIFFERENT FROM THE CITY. SQUIRT:
(SIGHS) YEAH. PRETTY DULL, HUH? HEY, I KNOW! I’LL SHOW YOU
HOW TO WEB-SURF! YOU’RE GONNA LOVE IT! ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT ‘CUZ NOBODY ELSE
IS USING THE WIND! SQUIRT:
WOO-HOO! THIS IS MORE LIKE IT! BUGS AWAY! UM, SQUIRT?
HOW DO YOU LAND THIS THING? SQUIRT:
I’LL TEACH YOU. SWEETIE:
BETTER MAKE IT QUICK! WHOA! OOF! YO, SQUIRT! (GIGGLES) SPIDERUS:
(SINISTER GROAN) SQUIRT:
OOPS! SPIDERUS:
YOUNG BUGS GALLIVANTING AROUND
IN THE WEE HOURS! I EXPECT THIS SORT OF BOORISH
BEHAVIOUR FROM BULLFROGS, BUT- WE’RE SORRY THE CHILDREN
DISTURBED YOUR SLEEP, SPIDERUS. MISS SPIDER:
AND I THINK SQUIRT
HAS SOMETHING TO SAY TO YOU. I APOLOGIZE,
SPIDERUS. SPIDERUS:
YES, I SHOULD JOLLY WELL
THINK SO. (MUMBLING)
DISGRACEFUL BEHAVIOUR.NO RESPECT FOR PEOPLE
THESE DAYS.
MISS SPIDER:
SQUIRT, WHAT GOT INTO YOU? WELL, SWEETIE’S
A NOCTURNAL BUG, AND MAYBE I’M
A NOCTURNAL BUG, TOO. HONEY, YOU KNOW THE RULES. ALWAYS ASK PERMISSION
BEFORE YOU GO OUT. WE WANT TO KNOW
THAT YOU’RE SAFE. YES, MOM. I’M AFRAID THERE’S NO MORE
WEB SURFING FOR YOU THIS WEEK. (HEAVY SIGH) MISS SPIDER:
HOW ARE WE GOING TO FIGURE OUT
WHERE THIS CAME FROM, HOLLEY? HOLLEY:
I DON’T KNOW. BUT WE’VE GOT TO FIND A WAY
TO GET SWEETIE BACK HOME. NED AND TED:
CHOCOLATE ALERT!
CHOCOLATE ALERT! SORRY, I DON’T THINK
THERE’S ANY LEFT, NED. TED:
I’M TED, HE’S NED. MISS SPIDER:
HEY, YOU ANTS HAVE A GREAT
SENSE OF SMELL, DON’T YOU? NED:
RIGHT YOU ARE, LUV. THAT’S WHAT THESE LITTLE
WIGGLERS ARE FOR. MISS SPIDER:
SO, DO YOU THINK YOU BOYS COULD TRACK DOWN WHERE THIS
CANDY WRAPPER CAME FROM? TED:
PIECE OF CAKE. NED:
CAKE? THOUGHT IT WAS CHOCOLATE,
MATE. TED:
NAH! I MEANT IT’S BEEN NEXT
TO A PIECE OF CAKE AND A BANANA.
CAPEESH? (UNDERSTAND) ANYWAY… WE HAVE A LITTLE LOST COCKROACH WHO NEEDS TO GET HOME
TO HER TRASH CAN. TRASH CAN?! WE ARE SO THERE! (SIGH) BOUNCE:
ARE YOU SAD, SQUIRT? SHIMMER:
ANYTHING WE CAN DO
TO CHEER YOU UP? SQUIRT:
NOT UNLESS YOU CAN MOVE
THE COZY HOLE TO THE CITY. WHY? CITY BUGS GET TO STAY UP
ALL NIGHT AND THERE’S THINGS TO DO AND COOL FOOD TO EAT AND FUN AND EXCITEMENT! BOUNCE:
YEAH! COOL FOOD!SWEETIE:
YO, SQUIRT!
WHERE ARE YOU?(GIGGLES) SQUIRT:
HEY! WHAT’S THAT FOR? YOUR MOM PACKED ME SOME SNACKS
TO TAKE ON MY TRIP. I’M HEADIN’ BACK TO THE CITY! SQUIRT:
(SIGH) I WISH I LIVED
IN THE CITY. I WISH I LIVED OUT HERE. YOU LIKE SUNNY PATCH? SWEETIE:
WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE? YOU’VE GOT FRESH BERRIES
AND SEEDS AND HONEY! OH, AND THOSE TWINKLY THINGS
WAY UP IN THE SKY AT NIGHT. YOU KNOW, THE THINGS THAT LOOK
LIKE SUGAR SPRINKLES? THEY’RE JUST STARS
IN THE UNIVERSE AND STUFF. SWEETIE:
WHATEVER THEY ARE, WE CAN HARDLY SEE THEM
IN THE CITY. TOO MUCH LIGHT. YOU ARE ONE LUCKY BUG,
SQUIRT. SO THAT’S WHAT A MORNING GLORY
LOOKS LIKE? EXCELLENT! MISS SPIDER:
HAVE A GOOD TRIP, SWEETIE! HOLLEY:
COME VISIT US NEXT TIME
YOU BLOW INTO SUNNY PATCH! SWEETIE:
YOU CAN COUNT ON THAT,
COUNTRY COUSINS!SQUIRT:
WAIT, SWEETIE!
HERE’S A LITTLE SOMETHING TO
HELP YOU REMEMBER SUNNY PATCH. COOL!
WHAT IS IT? A BABY
MORNING GLORY. (GASP)
IT’S BEAUTIFUL. I’LL NEVER FORGET
SUNNY PATCH. OR YOU, SQUIRT.
(SMOOCH) SEE YOU,
SQUIRT-STER. (GIGGLES) BYE, SWEETIE. TED:
TRASH CANS, HERE WE COME! SWEETIE:
WHATEVER. NED: (CORRECTING)
CHOCOLATE, HERE WE COME! TED: (CHUCKLES)
YOU SAID A MOUTHFUL, NED. NED:
MMM… A MOUTHFUL.
I CAN TASTE IT MELTING ALREADY!UNCLE GUS:
NOW RIGHT OVERHEAD,
THAT’S THE BUG DIPPER.
KIDS:
(OOH’S AND AH’S) UNCLE GUS:
THEN OVER TO YOUR LEFT,
EARWIG MINOR. KIDS:
(OOH’S AND AH’S) UNCLE GUS:
AND THERE,
THAT’S YOUR BIG BUTTERFLY! SQUIRT:
I DON’T SEE A BUTTERFLY,
UNCLE GUS. WELL, IT’S NOT A REAL
BUTTERFLY. IT’S A CONSTELLATION. A CONSTA WHAT? A CONSTELLATION
IS A GROUP OF STARS.WE MAKE PICTURES OUT OF THEMSO WE CAN REMEMBER
WHERE THEY ARE. HOLLEY:
SORT OF LIKE UH…
CONNECTING THE DOTS. MISS SPIDER:
I THINK I KNOW HOW TO HELP YOU
SEE THE BIG BUTTERFLY, SQUIRT. DRAGON:
WHAT’S MOM DOING? SQUIRT:
I DON’T KNOW. KIDS:
AAHHHH! SQUIRT:
NOW I SEE A BUTTERFLY! BUT WHAT’S THAT SUPER SHINY ONE
OVER THERE? UNCLE GUS:
(GASP) LOOKS LIKE YOU’VE FOUND
A WISHING STAR, SQUIRT. REALLY? UNCLE GUS:
SOME BUGS THINK
THERE ARE SPECIAL STARS THAT’LL MAKE YOUR WISHES
COME TRUE. SQUIRT:
SPIDER-IFIC! I WISH FOR A NEW HOLLY BALL,
SOME MARBLES, A BUG-OPOLY GAME,
LOTS OF LICE CREAM- BOUNCE:
LICE CREAM! LICE CREAM!
LICE CREAM! SQUIRT:
AND AN ACORN DRUM SET, A BUNCH OF HONEYSUCKLE
JUICE BARS, A MUSHROOM BOUNCE
AND… OH, YEAH! WHILE YOU’RE AT IT,
WISHING STAR, A DAISY FOR MY MOM! (CHUCKLES)
THANK YOU, HONEY. I THINK YOU’RE THE WISHING-EST
LITTLE SPIDER IN SUNNY PATCH! SHIMMER:
HEY EVERYBODY, LOOK! EVERYBODY:
OOOOHHH! DRAGON:
WHAT WAS THAT?! HOLLEY:
THAT’S WHAT WE CALL
A FALLING STAR. MISS SPIDER:
SOME STARS SHOOT ACROSS
THE SKY LIKE THEY’RE FLYING. SORT OF LIKE BUGS! SHIMMER:
WONDER WHAT WOULD MAKE
A STAR FALL? UNCLE GUS:
MAYBE SQUIRT WISHED ON IT
SO DARN MUCH, IT FELL RIGHT OUT OF THE SKY! ALL:
(LAUGH) GOSH, I WAS GONNA WISH
FOR A SLED, TOO! SHIMMER HAS THE BALL. SHE FAKES LEFT,
GOES RIGHT AND SHOOTS!IT BOUNCES OFF BOUNCE!TIME’S RUNNING OUT. IT’S ALL UP TO THAT SPIDER
SUPERSTAR, SQUIRT… DRAGON:
JUST KICK THE BALL, WILL YOU? UH-OH! OOPS! NO PROBLEM.
I’LL GET IT! HEY! THERE’S SOMETHING SHINY
DOWN THERE! BOUNCE:
OH, SPARKLY! DRAGON:
SHOULD WE TOUCH IT? SHIMMER:
BETTER NOT. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS! SQUIRT:
WELL, IT’S GOTTA BE SOMETHING. IT’S TWINKLY, AND IT HAS LOTS
OF POINTY EDGES. (GASP) IT’S A STAR! DRAGON:
MAYBE UNCLE GUS WASN’T JOKING
ABOUT THE FALLING STAR. SHIMMER:
UH-OH! WHAT IF YOU REALLY DID WISH
THE WISHING STAR OUT OF THE SKY? SQUIRT:
WELL, I DIDN’T MEAN TO. GOSH. (STRAINING GRUNTS AND GROANS) DON’T WORRY, WISHING STAR. WE’LL GET YOU BACK UP
IN THE SKY WHERE YOU BELONG. SHIMMER:
I SURE HOPE THIS WORKS. DRAGON:
YEAH. OTHERWISE THERE’LL BE
A BIG HOLE IN THE SKY TONIGHT. IT’S GOTTA WORK! ON THREE!
ONE… TWO… THREE! BOUNCE:
ADIOS, SPARKLY! SQUIRT:
UH-OH! ALL:
AHHHH! (STRAINING GRUNTS AND GROANS) SQUIRT:
JUST A LITTLE FARTHER… NOW! ALL:
AHHHHH! (SIGHS AND GROANS) (STRAINING GRUNTS) SHIMMER:
DRAGON, THE SKY IS AWFULLY
HIGH. ARE YOU SURE YOU DON’T NEED ME TO HELP YOU CARRY
THE STAR UP THERE? DRAGON:
NO THANKS. DRAGONFLIES ARE THE BEST FLYERS
IN THE WHOLE BUGGY WORLD! SQUIRT:
YOU CAN DO IT, DRAGON. I KNOW YOU CAN! DRAGON:
ROGER. OVER AND OUT! BOUNCE:
LIFT OFF! LIFT OFF! LIFT OFF! (STRAINING) H-HOW’S THIS LOOK? SQUIRT:
UM, MAYBE A LITTLE HIGHER? DRAGON:
ROGER…BOUNCE:
HIGHER!
A LITTLE MORE TO THE LEFT!BOUNCE:
HIGHER! HIGHER!
DRAGON:
MAYFLY DAY! MAYFLY DAY!LOOK OUT BELOW!ALL:
RUN! SHIMMER:
PHEW! THAT WAS CLOSE! BOUNCE:
WHERE’S DRAGON? (PAINED GROAN)BOUNCE:
DRAGON, YOU OKAY?
DRAGON:
UM… I MEANT TO DO THAT. SQUIRT:
RIGHT THERE, GUYS!
PERFECT SPOT! DRAGON:
IT BETTER BE. PUTTING A STAR BACK UP
IN THE SKY IS A LOT HARDER
THAN YOU THINK. SQUIRT:
I’M SORRY, EVERYBODY. BUT ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS TIE THIS WEB SILK
TO THE STAR AND HOIST IT UP TO THE SKY. NOTHIN’ TO IT! BOUNCE:
HOIST? WHAT’S HOIST? BOUNCE:
HOIST! HOIST! I LOVE TO HOIST! DRAGON:
YOU SURE IT’LL HOLD? SQUIRT:
SUPER SURE. ‘CUZ SPIDER SILK
IS SUPER STRONG! BOUNCE:
HOIST! HOIST! ALL:
(STRAINING) DRAGON:
THINK IT’S (GROAN) THERE YET?SQUIRT:
JUST A COUPLE MORE TUGS, GUYS.
BOUNCE:
HOIST! HOIST! HOIST- HOI-HOI-HOI…CHOOOOO! ALL:
WHOA! HI, SPARKLY. I THINK HE LIKES IT DOWN HERE,
SQUIRT! SURE SEEMS THAT WAY. DRAGON, SHIMMER:
(GROANS) SQUIRT:
SORRY GUYS. MISS SPIDER:
WHAT’S THE BIG BUG-A-BOO
OUT HERE, KIDS? SQUIRT:
UH, SHIMMER AND DRAGON WERE
SORTA GIVING ME FLYING LESSONS. (GIGGLE) WELL, MAYBE TONIGHT
YOU SHOULD ASK A WISHING STAR FOR A LITTLE HELP, SWEETIE. DRAGON:
DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT MAKING
ANY MORE WISHES, SQUIRT! SHIMMER:
YEAH. YOU ALREADY WISHED
ONE POOR STAR OUT OF THE SKY. DRAGON:
AND NOW THERE’S NOTHING
WE CAN DO TO PUT IT BACK AGAIN! BOUNCE:
YEAH, SQUIRT! NOTHING! SHIMMER:
THIS IS USELESS, SQUIRT. DRAGON:
YEAH. BOUNCE:
ADIOS. SQUIRT:
I SAID I WAS SORRY. (SIGH)DRAGON:
I DON’T GET IT.
LOOKS LIKE THE BUG DIPPER’S
ALL THERE. SHIMMER:
AND THE BIG BUTTERFLY’S
NOT MISSING A TWINKLE EITHER. BOUNCE:
YEP! WELL, THERE’S GOT TO BE A HOLE
IN THE SKY SOMEWHERE. THERE? NO. MAYBE THERE? NO. OVER THERE? UNCLE GUS:
WHAT’RE YOU LITTLE STARGAZERS
LOOKING FOR TONIGHT? BOUNCE:
SQUIRT MADE A STAR
FALL OUT OF THE SKY. WE’RE LOOKING FOR THE HOLE! SHIMMER:
BOUNCE, SHHHH! BOUNCE, HONEY, NOBODY CAN MAKE
A STAR FALL OUT OF THE SKY. BOUNCE:
SQUIRT DID. HE MADE TOO MANY WISHES! DRAGON:
IT’S TRUE. WE SAW IT AND EVERYTHING! MISS SPIDER:
KIDS, YOUR UNCLE GUS WAS JUST
PULLIN’ YOUR BUGGY LEGS. UNCLE GUS:
YUP. I WAS JUST TEASIN’. TRUTH IS, THERE IS NO LIMIT
TO HOW MANY WISHES A BUG CAN MAKE ON A STAR. SHIMMER:
GOLLY, THEN I WONDER
WHAT THAT SHINY THING IS? WISHING STAR, I KNOW YOU PROBABLY DON’T HAVE
ANY MORE WISHES IN YOU. BUT IF YOU DO, I SURE WISH MY BROTHERS
AND SISTERS WOULD BE MY FRIENDS AGAIN. (SIGH) (SOUND OF GUITAR) HI, SON. ♪ QUITE A STARRY SHOW TONIGHT ♪ SQUIRT:
♪ EXCEPT FOR ONE LITTLE
TWINKLY LIGHT. ♪ HOLLEY:
♪ HOW COULD YOU TELL
WHEN THE MOON’S SO BRIGHT? ♪ SQUIRT:
♪ I JUST KNOW. ♪ ♪ ONE LITTLE STAR’S GOT A LONG,
LONG WAY TO GO. ♪ ♪ HOW DO YOU PUT
A STAR BACK IN THE SKY? ♪ ♪ IS THERE A WAY
THAT A SPIDER CAN FLY? ♪ ♪ AND WHY DO GRAY CLOUDS
SOMETIMES CRY? ♪ HOLLEY:
♪ SOME THINGS YOU NEVER
WILL KNOW HOW OR WHY; ♪ ♪ SOME BUGS WILL SING, ♪ ♪ SOME BUGS ARE SHY. ♪ SQUIRT:
♪ GUESS I’LL JUST KEEP WISHIN’
WHILE I TRY ♪ ♪ TO PUT THAT LITTLE STAR
BACK IN THE SKY. ♪ (HEAVY SIGH) ‘NIGHT. ‘NIGHT, SQUIRT. HMM… WELL, TWINKLE,
TWINKLE LITTLE STAR! YOU JUST GAVE ME AN IDEA THAT’LL CHEER UP
MY LITTLE SQUIRT! SHIMMER:
WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN, SQUIRT? DRAGON:
YEAH. WE WERE REALLY WORRIED
ABOUT YOU WHEN YOU DIDN’T SHOW UP
FOR STAR-GAZING. SQUIRT:
I WAS MAKING A WISH. BUT I PROMISE
IT’S MY LAST ONE. ‘CUZ I DON’T EVER WANT
TO MAKE ANOTHER STAR FALL OUT OF THE SKY AGAIN. BUT YOU DIDN’T!
YOU DIDN’T, SQUIRT! SHIMMER:
MOM AND DAD EXPLAINED THAT YOU CAN’T WISH STARS
OUT OF THE SKY. DRAGON:
YEAH, UNCLE GUS
WAS JUST MAKING A SILLY JOKE. BOUNCE:
A SILLY JOKE!
A SILLY JOKE! SHIMMER:
WE’RE SORRY IF WE HURT
YOUR FEELINGS, SQUIRT. SQUIRT:
SO WE’RE FRIENDS AGAIN? SHIMMER:
OF COURSE! DRAGON:
WE ALWAYS WERE! SQUIRT:
HEY! THAT MEANS MY LAST WISH
DID COME TRUE! UNCLE GUS:
C’MON, KIDS! STARS ARE PUTTING
ON A REAL SHOW TONIGHT! SHIMMER:
WOW! SQUIRT:
IT’S SPIDER-IFIC! DRAGON:
YOU PUT THE WISHING STAR
BACK UP IN THE SKY!THANKS MOM.MISS SPIDER:
WELL, IT’S NOT REALLY A STAR,
KIDS. IT’S JUST SOMETHING
THAT LOOKS LIKE ONE. HOLLEY:
BUT IT’S FUN TO PRETEND
IT’S A REAL STAR. MISS SPIDER:
YOUR OWN SPECIAL WISHING STAR,
SQUIRT! I DON’T THINK SO, MOM. MISS SPIDER:
YOU DON’T WANT TO MAKE
ANY MORE WISHES? SQUIRT:
IT’S NOT THAT. I WANT IT TO BE OUR SPECIAL
WISHING STAR! ALL:
THANKS SQUIRT! YEAH, THANKS.