‘Daily Math’

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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!

Pie to the Sky

December 11, 2014 4:00 pm

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If you love apple pie, there’s no such thing as too much of it. At least that’s how people in Maine feel about it. Read on to see how 10,000 apples and 135 volunteers broke a world record.

What’s Flying over Your Head

December 10, 2014 4:00 pm

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Satellites are pieces of equipment that fly high up in space around Earth. They send us our phone calls and pictures that show up on the computer; they show us where we are on the map (GPS); and they can study the stars and other stuff out in space. You’d be surprised just how many are flying miles above our heads, and how different they are from each other.

Put Your Best Lego Forward

December 9, 2014 4:00 pm

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If you love Lego, you’ve probably built some of their sets by following their instructions – but maybe you’ve also used the pieces to invent your own crazy cars, castles, and moving animals. Someone else might want to build your idea, too. So Lego has a webpage where anyone like you can share what new sets they think Lego should sell. And as more people send in their creations, the Lego fun begins to really add up!