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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!

Flying Cars, Coming Your Way Soon

March 2, 2018 4:00 pm

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Some cars look really cool. Here’s one that looks cool and can fly! It doesn’t exist yet, but one company is working on it, and it looks like it will be here soon. Read on to fly through the math in cars that will take us to new heights.

Perky Pack of Penguins

March 1, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Jordan F. asked us, how many penguins are there in the world? (along with sending a great picture!) There are a lot of different types of penguins, and a lot of penguins of each different type! Read on to find out how they really add up when put all together.

Rescuing a Bundle of Birds

February 28, 2018 4:00 pm

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They say birds of a feather flock together, and it seems like this pair who flocked too closely together got their wings tangled. Read on to see how one guy untangled these flying friends – and do the bird rescue math!

Time to Puck-er Up

February 27, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Elliot M. asked us, how many hockey pucks can you fit in a hockey rink? It turns out, it depends on how you pile them in there! Read on see how the pucks and math stack up.

A Really Big Draw(ing)

February 26, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Nathaniel J. drew a picture of a mountain and asked us, what’s the biggest picture in the whole world? That’s a great question, with lots of answers! Read on to find out how big (and creative) people have gone with drawing, and get a picture of the numbers in world record drawings.

Hold Your Nose

February 25, 2018 4:00 pm

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It can’t feel so good to be known as the world’s worst-smelling animal. But when you’re as cute as baby skunks are, that makes up for it. Read on to find out more about these cute, yet smelly, creatures, and do the math on how to make your own skunk smell at home!

Last Piece of the Puzzle

February 24, 2018 4:00 pm

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Jigsaw puzzles can be easy or challenging. But there’s no doubt about it that there’s a ton of math in them – especially the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle! Read on to piece together the puzzle math.

Spaghetti, One Slurp at a Time

February 23, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math (and pasta) fan Conrad B. asked us, how many noodles are in a box of spaghetti? We did a little exploring in the Bedtime Math test kitchen to figure it out. Read on to find out for yourself and slurp through the perfect pasta math!