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Hexagon Hurricane

July 11, 2014 4:00 pm

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Usually, storms like tornadoes and hurricanes twirl in circles. But this storm on Saturn that has probably been raging for centuries is different. Click “Read More” to find out why and do the stormy math!

Speed Sliding: The Real Deal

July 9, 2014 4:00 pm

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We love waterslides here at Bedtime Math. So a big, roller-coaster-like waterslide with plastic ramps soaring dozens of feet into the air definitely grabbed our attention. Click “Read More” to find out about this gigantic water ride and slide through the math!

What Soda Really Boils Down To

July 8, 2014 4:00 pm

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We all know that soda is loaded with sugar, rots people’s teeth and makes people fat if they drink too much. So it’s not surprising what’s left when one guy boils a bottle of soda. Click “Read More” to see how the math in all this boils out!

Bursting the Bubble Record

July 7, 2014 4:00 pm

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One way to break a world record is to join a giant group of people who try to break it together. And bubble-wrap popping is one of the best records to break. Click “Read More” to see how the people at Twin Lakes Elementary school popped out some math and broke the record.

The Perfect Palm

July 5, 2014 4:00 pm

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Palm trees are those tall, skinny plants with the spiky green pom-pom tops, often swaying in the breeze near some beautiful blue ocean. As cute and perky as these trees look, palm leaves can grow more than 75 feet long and over 10 feet wide! Click “Read More” to see how these tall giants stack up, and do the math.

A Ferris Wheel for Boats

July 3, 2014 4:00 pm

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Canals are cool water tunnels connecting two bodies of water at different heights. But what’s even cooler than that is the “Falkirk Wheel,” which is like a ferris wheel for boats. Click “Read More” to see how it works, and see how the numbers really add up in this boat math!

Downhill Slide to a World Record

July 2, 2014 4:00 pm

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There aren’t many things more fun than a water slide. One thing that might beat it, though, is setting a water slide world record. Click “Read More” to find out how Mahwah, NJ students slid by this record, and do the math!

Because Dogs Like to Eat Out, Too

July 1, 2014 4:00 pm

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It’s fun to eat at a restaurant, since each person can choose anything he’d like from the menu. And that matters a lot if your dog is coming along, too. At some restaurants in the U.S., there’s no need to bring home a doggy bag for your pooch – they’re allowed to come with you. Click “Read More” to chew on some numbers behind these doggy dinner hot spots.

Bridge Full of Bats

June 30, 2014 4:00 pm

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The bat is a strange, spooky animal. It looks like a mouse with spiky wings, and makes squeaky sounds to find the food it’s hunting down to eat. The biggest, most alarming crowd of these might be the Congress Avenue Bridge bats in Austin, Texas, with more than 1 1/2 million bats. Click “Read More” to find out what’s so good about these animals – and do the batty math!

Record-Breaking Snake

June 28, 2014 4:00 pm

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The green anaconda is by far the biggest snake in the world. It’s the heaviest, the thickest, and also the second longest, outdone only by the python. Click “Read More” to do the slimey math on this snake!