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Books Gone Bonkers

April 29, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Teddy D.-S. asked us, who holds the world record for owning the most books? Read on to find out, and see how as the books stack up, so does the math!

It’s No Joke

April 1, 2016 4:00 pm

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On April Fools’ Day, everyone’s out to play jokes on each other. And no matter the trick, doing the math right is sure to help you fool your friends. Read on for some crazy jokes and April Fools’ Day math!

High as a Kite

March 18, 2016 4:00 pm

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Kites have a lot of math in them, because you can make them in just about any shape. It might surprise you how long these cool creations have been around – and what important roles they’ve played in the past. Read on to soar through the kite math!

A Sculpture That’s Snow Joke

February 21, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Vasily M. asked us, what’s the biggest snow sculpture ever built? Read on to find out the answer to Vasily’s question – and see how the math can really pile up when it comes to snow and art!

The World’s Biggest School

February 16, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Reid D. asked us a great question: how many kids are in the world’s biggest school today? Read on to see how many kids it takes to count up to this amazing world record!

Double Bubble Trouble

February 9, 2016 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fans Mihira and Siona T. asked us, how many gallons are in the world’s largest bottle of liquid soap? Read on to find out – and lather up some soapy math!

The World’s Biggest Store

February 2, 2016 4:00 pm

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Have you ever wondered what the biggest store in the world is? If you haven’t, are you wondering about it now? Read on to find out about Wall Drug Store in South Dakota, which might take this record – and do the math on just how big it is!

A Bigger, Better Blob of Butter

January 16, 2016 4:00 pm

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If you had 1,000 pounds of butter, what would you do with it? Butter lots of pieces of toast? Melt it to make a lot of dipping sauce? How about make a statue out of it? Read on to butter up to the math behind the 1,000-pound butter sculpture at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Math-y Moustaches

November 20, 2015 4:00 pm

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You might have seen some guys with beards and moustaches that cover a little bit of their face. But we bet you’ve never seen any moustaches like these math-y ones! Over 300 men competed to see who had the fiercest beards at the National Beard and Moustache Championships. Read on to see what categories they were competing in – and do the fancy-facial-hair math.

What Does a Billion Grains of Sand Look Like?

November 18, 2015 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Jay A. asked how many grains of sand are in a sandcastle. Turns out there’s a big difference between a teeny tiny sand castle and a huge one. So just how tiny is the smallest sandcastle? And how many grains of sand are in a normal-sized sandcastle? Read on to dig up the answers and do the sums in sand!