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Top Pick

October 18, 2014 4:00 pm

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If you’ve ever played with a calculator, you might have seen that some screens make the numbers using all straight lines, and those numbers look like letters when turned upside down. But even when they stay right side up, numbers made of sticks give you all kinds of games to play.

7-Foot Shoe

October 14, 2014 4:00 pm

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Yes, you’re seeing that picture right: it shows a man sitting inside a fuzzy, claw-shaped slipper. The slipper was a big accident, made wrong when Tom Boddingham tried to order one slipper in a different size from the other. We doubt he wanted it to be that much bigger, but it definitely makes a nice sleeping bag!

Monster Pumpkins

October 6, 2014 4:00 pm

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As Halloween nears, we start thinking about ghosts, monsters, and creepy creatures. We also think about more cheerful, colorful things like pumpkins, too. So what better way to celebrate than to make a monster out of pumpkins?

Dancing with a Traffic Light

October 5, 2014 4:00 pm

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When we’re in a hurry, we hate having to stop and wait for a red light, or for that sign with the little red man. People in a rush sometimes just ignore that guy and try to run across before cars drive through, which is dangerous. So some people in Lisbon, Portugal wondered if pedestrians (people on foot) would stop if the little red man moved around and made waiting fun.

Heavy Rain That’s Always Dry

October 2, 2014 4:00 pm

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It’s always good if they set up something cool for you to watch at an airport as you’re waiting for the airplane. One airport in Singapore has created a really cool Kinetic Rain sculpture for this reason. Click “Read More” to see it in action, and let the numbers rain down!

60 Years of Awesomeness

September 25, 2014 4:00 pm

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If you love a good contest and a chance to win a prize, you might be excited about a new one at Guinness World Records. As of this year they’ve been tracking records for 60 years, and so they’re celebrating their own birthday with a competition. Click “Read More” to find out about it – and see how much math is involved in breaking world records!

Holy Cannoli!

September 20, 2014 4:00 pm

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If you love chocolate chips, whipped cream, or crunchy deep-fried dough – or all three – then you would probably love cannoli. And with an attempt being made to break the world record for largest cannoli, there’ll be plenty to go around! Click “Read More” to get a bite of the delicious cannoli math.

A Jacked-Up House

September 18, 2014 4:00 pm

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Have you ever tried to build a house of cards using a deck of playing cards? Imagine how much trickier it must be when the cards are giant-sized and made of real building materials! That didn’t stop one architecture group who did just that. Click “Read More” to see how the cards stacked up.

Stuntin’

September 16, 2014 4:00 pm

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We just love watching people do crazy stunts that use talents you didn’t even know people could have, like folks flipping toys, tools and themselves through the air in the wackiest ways. Click “Read More” to see how much math it takes to do these wacky stunts!

Sticky Pictures

September 3, 2014 4:00 pm

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Post-It® Notes, those colorful, sticky squares of paper, are the most fun school supplies out there. They’re used as bookmarks, name labels, reminders — and even as art. Click “Read More” to do the Post-It picture math!