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Whipped into Shape

June 13, 2018 4:00 pm

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Whipped cream was invented about 500 years ago, and is credited to a bunch of guys with long unpronounceable Italian and French names.  But what made them think to whip up cream in the first place?  Did they know what would happen?  Never mind that there was no electricity back then – they had to whip it by hand.  Luckily, it was worth the effort.

Whipping air bubbles into cream makes it take up a lot more “volume,” or space.  In the Bedtime Math test kitchen, 1 cup of heavy cream generated 3 cups of whipped cream.  With something as important as dessert, that’s a key fact.

What Do Marshmallows, Batteries, and Glue Have in Common?

June 11, 2018 4:00 pm

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You’d never think that marshmallows, batteries and glue have anything in common, but they do! Read on to find out what it is – and do the math in their mysterious connection.

Monster Milkshakes

June 9, 2018 4:00 pm

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Sometimes when you want dessert, you just can’t decide what to eat. Well, with these milkshakes from Black Tap, you can have your cake and eat it on your milkshake, too! Read on to eat up the math behind monster milkshakes.

Another Reason to Eat Ice Cream

June 7, 2018 4:00 pm

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National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is a terrific holiday! But how was chocolate ice cream invented? Read on to see, and cool down with some delicious, chocolatey ice cream math.

A Day for Doughnuts

June 1, 2018 4:00 pm

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National Doughnut Day is one of our favorite holidays! But how did this yummy food that Americans eat billions of each year come to be? Read on to see how this sweet treat quickly became a favorite – and do the doughnut math.

Don’t Set the Food on Fire

May 28, 2018 4:00 pm

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Grilling food isn’t an easy job, especially when you’re having a cookout for all your friends. Read on to see how much math goes into not setting the food on fire and cooking the perfect burger!

National Chocolate Chip Day

May 15, 2018 4:00 pm

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There are all kinds of zany holidays. One of our favorites is National Chocolate Chip Day! Read on to find out how the chocolate chip came to be, and satisfy your sweet tooth with some yummy math.

How Many Burgers Could Fit Inside Earth?

May 12, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Cynthia D. asked us, how many pizzas could we fit inside our planet if it were hollow? And fan Sophia H. wants to know how many cheeseburgers? Read on to find out and really chow down on the math!

The Big Cheese

May 10, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Judah R. asked us, what’s the biggest cheese in the world? Turns out there’s more than one winner! Read on to see how the math in the world’s biggest chunks of cheese slices up.

Can You Really Eat a Cactus?

May 3, 2018 4:00 pm

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Have you ever tried to touch a cactus? How about eat parts of it? Some cacti have paddles that turn into fruit you can actually eat! Read on to poke around the math in cacti.