Rover takes the show on the road, “The Fabulous Flea Family.” These little guys look like they’re having a good time. The flea circus used to be a popular side show along with other oddities like sword swallowers and contortionists. The Aztecs used to paint them to look like little people and dress them in elaborate costumes. In later years they would harness them and train them to do tricks like juggle, pull tiny wagons and appear to play little instruments. Those were the good old days! Fleas can jump 200 times their body length, which would be like a 6 foot tall person jumping as high as the Empire State Building. They’re durable little buggers too. Their hard flat bodies help them to survive abuse from humans who have nothing better to do. Their coolest claim to fame is that they have a musical instrument named after them: the ukulele, which translated from Hawaiian means “bouncing flea.”

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