‘History’

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Why Did People Start Chewing Gum?

March 4, 2018 4:00 pm

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Some foods are so weird that we have to wonder who first got the idea to try eating them – like gum, for example. How long ago did people actually get the crazy idea to start chomping on this chewy stuff? Read on to find out – and chew on some gummy math!

How Much Does a Dinosaur Weigh?

March 3, 2018 4:00 pm

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Bedtime Math fan David K. asked us, how much does a spinosaurus weigh? Read on to find out – and see how you can get your question answered in our next book!

Presidential Pets

February 19, 2018 4:00 pm

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On Presidents’ Day, it’s the perfect day to celebrate some of the most loyal advisers of all the presidents: their pets! Read on to find out some of the strangest animals that have called the White House home – and do the fur-and-fuzz flying math on presidential pets.

The Building That Won’t Fall Over

February 10, 2018 4:00 pm

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Houses and other buildings usually stand up straight towards the sky. But there’s one famous building that’s been leaning over, looking like it’s going to fall any day…for hundreds of years! Read on do to the math on this incredible, slanted building.

Ice Cream for Breakfast

February 3, 2018 4:00 pm

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There’s a holiday for everything, and today is no exception. Read on to find out what strange, yummy holiday we’re celebrating today – and pile on the scoops of delicious math fun!

Going for a Dip – in Chocolate

January 30, 2018 4:00 pm

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No matter how much you love your favorite snack, it probably tastes even better dipped in some warm and gooey cheese or chocolate. That’s what you do when you eat “fondue.” Read on to eat up the fun math in “fun-due!”

Do Your Own Time Travel!

January 16, 2018 4:00 pm

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Have you ever watched a dog bury a bone and wondered if he’ll ever find it again – and when? We humans get to play the same game when we bury a “time capsule.” And this week, a museum in Boston opened a time capsule that was buried in 1795! Read on to do the math on this buried treasure of a history lesson!

Bigger Stocking, Bigger Gifts

December 25, 2017 3:59 pm

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On Christmas, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus here on Earth by giving gifts, and by waiting for Santa Claus to show up and fill their stockings with even more presents. But why stockings? Read on to find out, and do the math on the world’s largest Christmas stocking!

When Phones Really Clicked

December 20, 2017 4:00 pm

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When you make a phone call these days, you don’t even have to remember anyone’s number. But it wasn’t always like that – you used to really have to work for that call with a rotary phone! Read on to find out more about these old-time phones, and dial up the fun rotary-phone math!

Miracle of Oil

December 12, 2017 3:59 pm

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Hanukkah is the Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of Lights. Read on to find out more about this holiday that shines bright with candle and food math!