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FINALLY Enough Hours in the Day

August 21, 2014 4:00 pm

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Sometimes you hear grown-ups say, “I wish there were more hours in the day,” because they can’t finish everything they have to get done before bedtime. Well, just tell them to move to the planet Venus, where the days are really, really long. Click “Read More” to find out just how long a day on Venus is in Earth time – and do the space time math!

Porcupettes

August 17, 2014 4:00 pm

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We love learning new words here at Bedtime Math, and we just discovered a great one, “porcupette:” If you want to learn what this means, too, click “Read More” and do the porcupette math!

A Truly Magic Carpet

August 16, 2014 4:00 pm

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A flower is beautiful on its own, but when you put it with thousands of other flowers to make a picture, they become even more beautiful. That’s exactly what over 100 people did this week in Belgium. Click “Read More” and do the sweet-smelling math!

Eight (Legs) Is Enough

August 15, 2014 4:00 pm

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Our 8-legged friend the octopus is an animal that’s been around for nearly 300 million years. Maybe that’s why it’s become pretty smart for a slimy sea creature. Click “Read More” to find out multi-talented leggy creature, and do the octopus math!

Just ZIP It

August 13, 2014 4:00 pm

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When you mail a letter, you tell the post office where it’s going by writing the address: the street name and (building) number, the city, and the state. But big cities handling mail for lots of people have to split it into smaller batches, using ZIP codes. Some people are even important enough to have their very own zip code! Click “Read More” to do the zippy math.

When the Slow Guy Wins

August 9, 2014 4:00 pm

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When a car zooms down the street too fast, that driver had better hope no police are watching, or they’ll give him a speeding ticket: a fine that speeders have to pay as punishment. But what happens to the money from the ticket? Click “Read More” to find out one guy’s idea of how to get people to drive better – and do the speedy math!

A Big Bite of Shark

August 6, 2014 5:23 pm

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Recently, a fisherman in China caught a 16-foot long whale shark in his fishing net, weighing more than 2 tonnes. It was so huge that he had to drape it over a truck to drive it to the fish market! Click “Read More” to get the numbers behind sharks, and do the math.

Plastic-Gobbling Sea Machine

August 5, 2014 4:00 pm

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It’s exciting when anyone invents a machine that’s going to make our world better, like cleaning up garbage from our oceans. It’s even more exciting when that person is a 19-year-old kid. Click “Read More” to find out about this cool new invention and do the Ocean Cleanup math!

Looking Four the Answer

August 4, 2014 4:00 pm

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Today is the 4th day of the 8th month of 2014 – that’s a lot of fours, isn’t it? And 4 is a pretty cool number. Click “Read More” to find out some cool facts about the number 4, and do the math!

Hats Off to Texas

August 1, 2014 4:00 pm

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No matter how much you love hats, you probably don’t have more of them than this Lone Star-shaped sculpture in Fort Worth, Texas. Click “Read More” to find out just how many hats star in this sculpture and do the hat math.