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A Dizzying World Record

May 18, 2020 4:00 pm


Can you spin around once? Good. Can you spin around 3 times? Great! Now, can you spin around 3 times on a skateboard in midair? Well, so far...

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Can You Face the Wild Wind?

May 17, 2020 4:00 pm


Sometimes winds are so strong it feels like you’ll be picked up and blown away! And this one guy almost is. Read on to find out just how strong those winds are, and get blown away by the windy math.

The Craziest Invention

May 16, 2020 4:00 pm


What do microwaves and potato chips have in common? Read on to find out – and celebrate National Inventors Month by doing the math!

National Chocolate Chip Day

May 15, 2020 4:00 pm


There are all kinds of zany holidays. One of our favorites is National Chocolate Chip Day! Read on to find out how the chocolate chip came to be, and satisfy your sweet tooth with some yummy math.

Best Friends, Just Like Cats and Dogs

May 14, 2020 4:00 pm


Learn how – and why – cats and dogs get along at the San Diego Zoo in this wild math story!

How Busy Are Your Feet?

May 13, 2020 4:00 pm


Bedtime Math fan Pavitra S. asked us, how many steps did we all take during school all year? Read on to find out – it might surprise you how quickly the steps add up!

A Musing Amusing Emu

May 12, 2020 4:00 pm


Have you ever met a bird that’s bigger than you? If you haven’t, you probably haven’t met an emu. These silly-looking birds can grow up to 100 pounds...

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Let’s Bounce

May 11, 2020 4:00 pm


When you drop a ball, it bounces back up, but not to the same full height. What happens if you drop a ball on top of a ball...

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Giant Family for a Giant Tortoise

May 10, 2020 4:00 pm


Our friends Tyler and Ally M. just shared with us that last week Nigrita the 80-year-old Galapagos tortoise just had babies for the first time. While 80 years may seem like a long time, tortoises can live to be double that! Read on to see what other numbers make these reptiles a really big deal.

The Big Cheese

May 9, 2020 4:00 pm


Bedtime Math fan Judah R. asked us, what’s the biggest cheese in the world? Turns out there’s more than one winner! Read on to see how the math in the world’s biggest chunks of cheese slices up.