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Following Your Favorite Shark

December 19, 2014 4:00 pm

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When you watch squirrels or chipmunks run around your neighborhood, do you ever wonder exactly where they go? How about sharks? They can swim hundreds of miles a day, so it could be hard to follow them. But scientists have been following one shark, named Lydia, using a satellite tracker they put on her. Read on to do the math on the miles Lydia has swum!

Crazy Space Line-up

December 18, 2014 4:00 pm

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When we look at the stars in the night sky, we see that our planet Earth isn’t the only ball of rock whizzing through space. There are 7 other major planets gong around the Sun, the Moon – our nearest neighbor – and a lot more. The Moon sounds like it’s far away, almost a quarter million miles, but someone figured out that all the other planets could fit perfectly lined up in that space! Read on to do the math on the space in space.

So You Wanna Be A…Tightrope Walker

December 18, 2014 8:00 am

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Nik Wallenda has been walking on tightropes and setting world records for pretty much his entire life. His most recent record setting stunt was for the highest blindfolded...

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Big Bunny

December 17, 2014 4:00 pm

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We usually think of rabbits as small, cute, furry pets. But they can grow big, and the world record-breaking big bunny is one giant bundle of fluff. Read on to do the math on Ralph, the rabbit with this record, and find out just how big he is!

“Chocolate-Covered Anything” Day

December 16, 2014 4:00 pm

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Chocolate is so delicious that it can taste just as good with other foods as it does by itself. Just about anything tastes good when dipped in gooey, melted chocolate. That’s why there’s a whole day dedicated to chocolate-covered anything – and it’s today! Read on to do the chocolatey math.

Light a Candle

December 16, 2014 3:59 pm

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Tonight’s sundown marks the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah lasts for 8 nights and 8 days, with traditions including lighting the menorah each night, enjoying special foods and exchanging gifts. And with 8 nights of candles to light, the menorah math begins to add up quickly!

Laughing As Exercise

December 15, 2014 4:00 pm

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Did you ever wonder what your face has to do to laugh? It’s actually a lot of work, right? since almost every part of your face moves. Read on the do the math on how much of a work-out your mouth gets when you laugh!

Roller Coaster through Your Kitchen

December 14, 2014 4:00 pm

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How would you like to run a roller coaster right through your home? It could start at any high spot, run through bedrooms and the kitchen, and pop out the front door. Someone actually built a coaster like this as a way to sell a house. Read on to see how one Dutch realtor crunched the numbers to create the most fun way to tour a house in style.

Last One of the Century

December 13, 2014 4:00 pm

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Did you notice anything about today’s date? If your country lists the date as the number of the month, the number of the day, and then the year, today is 12/13/14. And a date in order like this won’t happen for the rest of this century! Read on for more calendar number play.

A Whole Town You Can Eat

December 12, 2014 4:00 pm

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Today is Gingerbread House Day, when we celebrate buildings you can actually eat. And what better way to celebrate than with breaking a world record? That’s how chef Jon Lovitch decided to celebrate when he built a 1,003-building gingerbread village. With that many houses, the ingredients can get pretty sticky!