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Roller Coaster through Your Kitchen

December 14, 2014 4:00 pm

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How would you like to run a roller coaster right through your home? It could start at any high spot, run through bedrooms and the kitchen, and pop out the front door. Someone actually built a coaster like this as a way to sell a house. Read on to see how one Dutch realtor crunched the numbers to create the most fun way to tour a house in style.

Pie to the Sky

December 11, 2014 4:00 pm

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If you love apple pie, there’s no such thing as too much of it. At least that’s how people in Maine feel about it. Read on to see how 10,000 apples and 135 volunteers broke a world record.

Put Your Best Lego Forward

December 9, 2014 4:00 pm

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If you love Lego, you’ve probably built some of their sets by following their instructions – but maybe you’ve also used the pieces to invent your own crazy cars, castles, and moving animals. Someone else might want to build your idea, too. So Lego has a webpage where anyone like you can share what new sets they think Lego should sell. And as more people send in their creations, the Lego fun begins to really add up!

A Sign of Gold

December 5, 2014 4:00 pm

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Have you ever held a piece of gold in your hand? Maybe a gold earring, or a pen or piece of art with a bit of gold on it? Well one museum decided to make a billboard that was as good as gold. Read on to see how far they made 2 ounces of gold go!

Well, we bet you’ve never seen a gold billboard like the one Science World Museum made.

Big Music

November 30, 2014 4:00 pm

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Guitars are loud — and they play even louder when they’re as long as a house. The world’s largest guitar, made by Gibson, is 43 feet long, and you can actually play it. Of course, you can’t hold it in your lap, since it weighs 2,255 pounds. With a guitar that big, there’s bound to be a lot of noise!

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.

Climbing to Infinity

November 21, 2014 4:00 pm

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If you love climbing, do we have the jungle gym for you. It’s the new Infinity Climber at Liberty Science Center. “Infinity” is a math word: it means “forever” or “endlessness.” And while the Infinity limber doesn’t go on and on forever, it is pretty big and full of math and exercise!

Sign of the Times (Square)

November 18, 2014 4:00 pm

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Times Square, a stretch of blocks in the middle of New York City, is famous for signs so bright that even at night the streets are as bright as daylight. And now one sign will shine brighter and bigger than all the rest. With 24 million LEDs, the world’s biggest billboard ever built is sure to grab some attention. It already grabbed ours with all the math in it!

Tightrope Across Town

November 13, 2014 4:00 pm

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We always love hearing about people doing crazy stunts, like walking on a tightrope over a river between two really tall buildings — or better yet, a tightrope that runs uphill.

Beat the Clock, Win a Truck

November 12, 2014 4:00 pm

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Basketball isn’t just about chucking the ball so it lands in the net. There’s a lot of excitement in how you throw the ball, and how far. And this was certainly true when Drake University student Alex Tillinghast had the chance to win a truck by making 4 different shots in 30 seconds. Did he make it? Read on to find out and do the math!