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When Bread Was Against the Law

October 1, 2014 4:00 pm

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It’s hard to believe, but at one point sliced bread was actually against the law in the United States. Click “Read More” to find out how long that lasted – and do the banned bread math!

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.

Spaghetti All Day, Every Day

September 10, 2014 4:00 pm

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Whether you love pasta or not, there’s probably a limit as to how much you can – or want – to eat. And with Olive Garden’s Never Ending Pasta Pass, you can get all you want…and then some. Click “Read More” to see how the pasta plates start to add up!

Berry, Berry Mixed Up

August 31, 2014 4:00 pm

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Which of these fruits are not berries: strawberry, blackberry, banana, tomato, and blueberry? Turns out just two of them aren’t. Click “Read More” to find out which two, and do some yummy berry 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.

National Cheesecake Day

July 30, 2014 4:00 pm

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It’s National Cheesecake Day, when we celebrate one of the yummiest desserts out there. You can make cheesecake with only a few ingredients, or go all out and make it really fancy. Click “Read More” to get a delicious serving of cheesecake math!

Happy Birthday, New York!

July 26, 2014 4:00 pm

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On this day in 1788, New York became the 11th state in the United States. And it’s a state full of surprises everywhere you turn. Click “Read More” to do the Empire State math!

Best Tricks in the House

July 19, 2014 4:00 pm

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We love it when people find simple, clever tricks to solve silly problems. These tricks, or “hacks,” use stuff that’s just lying around the house in ways you’d never expect. Click “Read More” for some of these clever hacks, and see how doing the math can help, too!

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!

What Soda Really Boils Down To

July 8, 2014 4:00 pm

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We all know that soda is loaded with sugar, rots people’s teeth and makes people fat if they drink too much. So it’s not surprising what’s left when one guy boils a bottle of soda. Click “Read More” to see how the math in all this boils out!