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Berries on the Run

November 22, 2014 4:00 pm

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When you buy a banana, zucchini or tomato at the grocery store, it just pops from the shelf into your shopping bag. But that fruit or veggie may have already traveled thousands of miles to reach you! Two people from National Geographic decided to track the journey of a box of strawberries. It might shock you to find out how well-traveled your fruits are.

For French Fries, Press Here

November 10, 2014 4:00 pm

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Have you ever bought anything from a vending machine? It’s a tall box filled with food or drinks, and when you put money into it and press a button, the item you chose pops out. Usually vending machines sell packaged foods like chips, candy bars, or bottles of water or soda. But people have figured out how to sell all kinds of food from them.

Taking “All You Can Eat” to the Max

November 9, 2014 4:00 pm

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The restaurant chain Olive Garden stirred up some excitement when they sold $100 all-you-can-eat passes: just $100 to eat as much pasta, salad and bread as you want as often as you want for 7 weeks. Well, one man from North Carolina decided to get his money’s worth, by having 95 meals (and counting!) in the first 6 weeks of his pass. He definitely put his money where his mouth is.

Trick Ice Cream

October 29, 2014 4:00 pm

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Ice cream is already a pretty exciting treat: cold, yummy sweetness that melts on your tongue, sometimes with crunch or caramel mixed in. So what could be better than ice cream? Color-changing ice cream, of course, which was recently invented by Spanish physicist Manuel Linares.

Recycling for Fido and Fluffy

October 25, 2014 3:00 pm

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Whenever you “recycle” a plastic water bottle instead of throwing it out, you’re helping our planet by letting that plastic be re-used, so we don’t have to make it from scratch again. But it gets even better than that in Istanbul, Turkey, where one company has created a way to help the environment and stray cats and dogs in the city.

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.