‘Daily Routine’

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Laughing As Exercise

December 15, 2014 4:00 pm

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Did you ever wonder what your face has to do to laugh? It’s actually a lot of work, right? since almost every part of your face moves. Read on the do the math on how much of a work-out your mouth gets when you laugh!

Last One of the Century

December 13, 2014 4:00 pm

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Did you notice anything about today’s date? If your country lists the date as the number of the month, the number of the day, and then the year, today is 12/13/14. And a date in order like this won’t happen for the rest of this century! Read on for more calendar number play.

Way, Way, Way Past Due

December 7, 2014 4:00 pm

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When you borrow a book from the library, you need to bring it back within a few weeks so other people can borrow it, too. But sometimes people return their library books late — really, really late. One book that was recently returned to a school library in Washington might hold the record, though. Read on to see the trip it made instead of being returned to the library.

The No-Longer-Impossible Bike

December 4, 2014 4:00 pm

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A bicycle gives you a smart, easy way to go places. It weighs a lot less than a car — can you imagine carrying an SUV on your shoulder? But a bike is still pretty heavy and crazy-shaped to pick up with your hands. So a team of guys built a bike that can fold up really, really small and fit in your backpack.

Food on the Wall

December 2, 2014 4:00 pm

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We probably all know we aren’t supposed to stick food to the wall. But that’s exactly what one guy did – to make a giant piece of art about fruit. Read on to see how Roger Rowley used math to play with his food.

Your Miles and Miles of Hair

December 1, 2014 4:00 pm

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Every day, every hair on your head grows. It grows just a little bit, about ½ inch in a whole month, but that’s more than zero. And remember, you have around 100,000 hairs on your head, so the feet of hair can quickly get out of hand!

Totally Stuffed

November 27, 2014 4:00 pm

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It’s Thanksgiving, the day when Americans celebrate everything we’re grateful for by eating more food in one meal than we normally eat in 2 days. With all that turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and mountains of other yummy foods on the table, it’s hard to stop eating, especially for Joey Chestnut, who just won a turkey-eating contest.

Cash for Kitty

November 26, 2014 4:00 pm

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As America heads into Thanksgiving, it’s a great time to be thankful, and to notice the people around us doing good things. And some of those things are pretty surprising, like what Rick Snyder does for the stray cats in his neighborhood. It just goes to show that 1 person can make a big change!

Speed Stroller

November 25, 2014 4:00 pm

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You might not remember being pushed around in a stroller when you were 1 year old. But even so, you’re probably pretty sure the stroller didn’t have a gas-fueled engine driving it at the speed of a car. That didn’t stop one record-breaking dad from building the world’s fastest baby carriage.

Leaf Explosion

November 24, 2014 4:00 pm

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When you fling yourself into a pile of leaves, do you ever wonder how many leaves are in there? You might be surprised at how quickly the number of leaves pile up.