‘Food’

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When the Plant Is the Boss

August 6, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan James H. asked us, how many bugs can a pitcher plant eat in a year? Read on to learn more about the pitcher plant, and do the math to see just how many bugs a hungry plant can eat!

A Berry Big Number

August 2, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Elley C. asked us, are there more strawberries or people in the world? Read on to find out – you might be shocked by the tasty answer!

Snow in the Summer

August 1, 2018 4:00 pm

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You might think snow in the summer sounds crazy. But not when you’re talking about a snow cone! Read on to discover how these tasty summer treats were started, and chill with some cool snow cone math.

When You Wish upon a Fluff

July 29, 2018 4:00 pm

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You know those cute yellow flowers you see in the grass? Or those round, white poofs of fluff you can blow into the air to make a wish? They’re the same flower, called a dandelion. And with the number of seeds and how far they can fly, there’s a lot of math in them. Read on to float away with the numbers in dandelions!

Dog Day of Summer

July 23, 2018 4:00 pm

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Hot dogs are a yummy food that we eat a lot at cookouts in the summer. But just how many do we eat throughout the year? Read on to cook up the math behind this tasty food on National Hot Dog Day!

Flinging Your Food – with a Little Help

July 14, 2018 4:00 pm

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What is going on in this crazy video? Why are there little people skiing around people’s dinner plates? This video, sent by our fan Emily B., shows a restaurant...

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A Day for Chocolate

July 7, 2018 4:00 pm

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A great way to celebrate Chocolate Day is by eating it – and doing math on the world’s largest Hershey kiss! Read on to find out just how large this kiss was, and eat up the numbers behind chocolate.

Which One Wins, the Spaghetti or the Meatball?

June 28, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan Mateo C. asked us, was the world’s biggest meatball bigger than the world’s longest piece of pasta? Read on to find out – and slurp up the delicious math in larger-than-life spaghetti and meatballs!

A Fight between Fruits and Veggies

June 22, 2018 4:00 pm

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What’s the difference between a fruit and a vegetable? A fruit comes out of the flower on a plant and holds seeds. Apples and oranges, peaches and apricots,...

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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.