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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.

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.