‘Animals’

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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!

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!

Clock-a-Doodle-Doo

August 2, 2014 4:00 pm

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Most of us don’t live on farms, but we all know that the sound of a rooster crowing as the wake-up call when the sun rises. But did you know that roosters crow at the right time every day even if there isn’t sun? Click “Read More” to find out about these amazing alarm clocks and do the math!

Poison Apples for All

July 18, 2014 4:00 pm

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In places with lots of farms, it can be tricky to keep crops and farm animals safe from wild animals, while still letting those wild animals live. For once, we can solve both problems at the same time. Click “Read More” to see how poison apples are doing this – and do the math!

Overload of Pet Fish

July 17, 2014 4:00 pm

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No matter how much you love pet fish, there’s a limit as to how many you can have. The rule is 1 gallon of water for every 1 inch of fish. So if you want more fish, you have to build a bigger fish tank, like this one guy did. Click “Read More” to see just how big this tank is and do the fishy math!

Stowaway Snake

July 15, 2014 4:00 pm

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Sometimes cars just stop working right in the middle of the road. But it’s not often that they stop working for the reason that one woman’s car in New Mexico stopped. Click “Read More” to see what shock awaited her when she opened the hood – 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!