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Conversation Starters: Good Habitat Keeping


In this episode, we learned that the Australian bower bird is known for building elaborate nests decorated with colorful objects meant to help them attract a mate. Describe your ultimate nest. What would you decorate it with? A movie theater style popcorn machine? A whirlpool bathtub? A pinball machine?


Guy and Mindy had a flashback in this episode to remember the Froghopper, a turbocharged pogostick invented by Mindy. What turbocharged invention can you design?


We also learned that the spittelbug is a fascinating insect with an unusual ability to pee out bubbles, which come in handy for building themselves protective habitats. What else could you build out of bubbles?