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Chargogga-what?

March 12, 2018 4:00 pm

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If you’ve wondered what place in America has the longest name, there’s a clear winner. With 44 letters (or more, depending on how you spell it), Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamogg wins. But it’s not the longest name of a place in the world! Read on to see what other town uses all the ink in your pen when making out a letter – and do the wordy math.

A Faster Trip to Mars

March 11, 2018 4:00 pm

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Have you ever wanted to explore other planets? You’re in luck because it looks like humans may soon be able to travel to Mars. Read on to do the mission to Mars math!

The Race Against Your Toenails

March 10, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Jay A. asked us, which one grows faster, our hair or our nails? Read on to find out which is speedier – and do the hair-raising math!

See Ya Later, Alligators

March 9, 2018 4:00 pm

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When you think of cute little animals crossing the street, alligators aren’t normally the first ones to come to mind. But maybe they are when you live in Florida and see this scene. Read on to find out some interesting numbers behind alligators – and do the alligator math!

Tricks of the Leg

March 8, 2018 4:00 pm

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It’s hard to look at this picture without feeling dizzy – and without seeing all the math in it! Read on to see how these dancers pulled off this trick of the eye, and dance your way through the numbers.

Shooting-Star Skydivers

March 7, 2018 4:00 pm

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Skydiving is one of the craziest sports out there. And it’s even crazier when you create a cool pattern in the sky while breaking a world record! Read on to find out the math behind this daring dive.

How Many People Share Your Birthday?

March 6, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Paige O. asked us, how many babies are born each day? And fan Megan S. asked us, how many people share your birthday? If you think about it, they’re asking the same question in different ways – so read on to discover the math behind babies sharing birthdays!

Shhh! Can You Keep a Secret?

March 5, 2018 4:00 pm

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Have you ever kept a secret? A secret is something you know that you aren’t supposed to tell anyone else. Sometimes, though, people tell secrets to 1 person, and lots of people end up knowing. Read on to do the math on how secrets spread – but shhhh! don’t tell anyone!

Why Did People Start Chewing Gum?

March 4, 2018 4:00 pm

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Some foods are so weird that we have to wonder who first got the idea to try eating them – like gum, for example. How long ago did people actually get the crazy idea to start chomping on this chewy stuff? Read on to find out – and chew on some gummy math!

How Much Does a Dinosaur Weigh?

March 3, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan David K. asked us, how much does a spinosaurus weigh? Read on to find out – and see how you can get your question answered in our next book!