Happy Mother's Day! 💐
Bethany Van Delft 0:02
Hey Ryan. What are all those beautiful flowers for?
Ryan Willard 0:07
I bought flowers for all the moms that work at the Ten News.
Bethany Van Delft 0:10
Ryan, that is so sweet. Moms assemble.
Ryan Willard 0:18
Oh, wow. You ladies are fast. Okay, here you go. Tracy Kaplan, Tracey Crooks, Bethany and Pam, Sarah and Pete.
Bethany Van Delft 0:30
That is so thoughtful. Thank you, Ryan.
Pete Musto 0:32
Ryan Willard 0:34
Wait, Pete, you're not a mom.
Pete Musto 0:36
True, but I did forget about Mother's Day and can take those flowers to my wife tonight.
Ryan Willard 0:42
Okay, yep, that makes more sense.
Pete Musto 0:44
I gotta go bake a vegan souffle for now. See ya!
Bethany Van Delft 0:48
I'm Bethany Van Delft. It's Saturday, May 7th, and this is no ordinary episode of the Ten News. This is the Ten News Gets Extra.
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Bethany Van Delft 1:06
Happy Mother's Day. We wanted to honor and send love to all the moms out there who do so so much. So we asked Ten'ers to send in their best, positive yo mama jokes. Take it away, Ten'ers
Hi, my name is Jana. I'm eight years old. And this is my your mama joke. Your mom is so precious, she's a prized possession.
Hi, my name is Bennett. I am from San Diego, California. This is my positive your momma joke. Your mama is so smart, she can rewire your internet to be 10 times faster.
Hi, my name is Aria and I'm nine years old. Here's my positive yo mama joke. Your mom is so funny, she makes sidewalks crack up.
Hi, my name is Edward. I am eight years old. I live in San Diego, California. And my yo mama joke that is positive is... your mom so chill, she sleeps in the freezer.
My name is Colton. I'm 11 years old and this is my positive yo mama joke. Your mom is so nice, I gotta say it twice. Your mom is so nice.
Yo Mama is so sweet, she's like frosting on cupcake.
Your mom is so good, she's like a surfer.
Bethany Van Delft 2:27
Those are some hilarious and heartwarming jokes. Thank you for sharing with us, Ten'ers. Did you know that it's not just human moms who feed their young, take care of their young, show them the ropes and even keep them clean? It's true. Ten News correspondent Laine Farber is here to tell us about some of the amazing moms of the animal kingdom.
Laine Farber 2:50
Time for Mother's Day, the special holiday where we celebrate the wonderful women who raised us now, raising a human baby is hard work. No doubt about it. But have you ever tried raising a baby alligator or an orangutan? Though there are no dirty diapers to change, wild animals that face a whole different set of challenges when it comes to bringing a baby into the world. So, let's take a few minutes to celebrate the top five mamas of the animal kingdom. Number five, the Orca whale. Many moms don't get enough sleep after their baby arrives, but none have it as bad as the Orca whale. After giving birth to one massive baby. A mother orca will stay awake for an entire month. She has no time to sleep. She and her baby must keep moving to stay safe from hungry predators. Number four, the emperor penguin. raising a baby in one of the coldest places on the planet is not an easy task. It truly takes a village or in this case, a waddle that's what scientists call a group of penguins. A baby penguin's journey begins when Mama lays an egg. And when that egg hatches, the new chick will be hungry. So Mama heads to the supermarket, aka the ocean to fill up on food. She leaves the egg in dad's capable care as she sets off on it up to 50 mile trek across the ice. The journey will take months but she breathes the harsh Antarctic winter weather. She will travel to the ends of the earth for her baby. Number three frilled shark. Being pregnant can be uncomfortable. Human moms are only pregnant for nine months. The frilled shark is not so lucky. This mysterious deep sea shark can be pregnant for up to 42 months. That's three and a half years. I am so sorry miss shark. Number two, alligators despite their scaly, exterior and ferocious appearance alligators are very good mamas. Most reptiles are not known for having a strong maternal instinct. But the same thing cannot be said about alligators. Alligators don't sit on their eggs to warm them. Instead, they build large nests out of dead plants to incubate the eggs. Mama guards her nest from predators until the eggs hatch. Then she gently scoops up the babies in her massive jaws and brings them to the water. Like a strange, toothy Uber. Mama Gator will stay at her baby's side for up to two years until they're big enough to protect themselves. And last but not least, number one, orangutan primates are close relatives to humans. So it's no surprise that they care for their babies just as much as we do. Mama orangutans have strong bonds with their little ones, which is good because the babies are completely dependent on mama. For six to seven years. Mom provides food security and transportation for the baby. Yeah, transportation. Baby orangutans cling to their mom like a little orange backpack, too cute. The strong bond between mom and baby never fades. Even after orangutans have grown big enough to be on their own. These mostly solitary animals can still be found occasionally visiting their mamas to share a meal. So here's to all of the amazing animal moms out there. And to all the wonderful human moms too. And an extra special thanks to my mom. Hi, Mom. Happy Mother's Day to you all.
Bethany Van Delft 6:33
Thanks, Laine. Wow. I can't even imagine how grumpy my mom would be if she stayed awake for a full month like an Orca. And honestly, I don't want to test that. Tessa, I know you got the cool mom tidbits.
Tessa Flannery 6:49
Happy Mother's Day, Bethany. And I Do. I Do. I Do. One mom recently made headlines with a special address to her daughter's the newest Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson thanked her daughters Talia and Leila during her confirmation hearing. But did you know that in 2016 when Leila was 11 years old, she wrote to President Obama asking him to nominate her mom to the Supreme Court? It's true. And six years later, Layla's mom is now a Supreme Court justice. That's incredible.
Bethany Van Delft 7:21
Up next, it's time for...
Various Voices 7:23
What, what, what's the big idea?
Bethany Van Delft 7:27
Trivia on the Ten. Get this, Ten'ers, there is a truly dedicated mom in the insect kingdom. Which famous spider mom carries her babies around in their eggs and once they hatch? Is it a) tarantulas b) black widows or c) daddy long legs? Did you guess it? The answer is the mommy Daddy Long Legs. Try saying that five times fast, carry their egg sacks in their mouths until they hatch. Then they carry their baby spiders around on their backs for about a week. And do you know what baby spiders are called? Spiderlings, that's so cute for creepy crawly. And that is our Mother's Day extravaganza. But before we go, here's a quick note for the grownups. Thanks for listening to the Ten News. Look out for our new episodes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and extras on Saturdays. The Ten News is a coproduction of Small But Mighty Media and Next Chapter Podcasts and is distributed by iHeartRadio. The Ten News creative team is making breakfast in bed for their moms and includes Tracey Crooks, Pete Musto, Ryan Willard, Logan Deyoung, and Tessa Flannery. Laine Farber contributed to this episode. And thank you to all the Ten'ers who called in their jokes. We love them. Our production director is Jeremiah Tittle and our executive producers are Donald Albright and show creator Tracy Leeds Kaplan. I'm Bethany Van Delft and thanks for listening to the Ten News. Mommy Daddy Long Legs, mommy Daddy Long Legs, mommy daddy long legs. I gotta be honest with you. I still don't think I'd be carrying around little tiny spiders in my mouth. Even if they were my babies, Confessions of an arachnophobic.