‘Food’

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Going Nuts in the Jungle

February 22, 2015 4:00 pm

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What food used to be cracked open by driving a truck over it? Read on to find out a better way to open this yummy treat!

Fruit You’ve Never Heard of

February 20, 2015 4:00 pm

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Have you ever eaten an jabuticaba or a rambutan – and would you want to? Read on to add up some really exotic fruit!

Juggling Act

February 19, 2015 4:00 pm

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Could you, if you practiced, juggle 18 eggs without dropping any? Do the math here to find out!

Candy You Can Count on

February 14, 2015 4:00 pm

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How many of these printed candy hearts can the machines churn out every day? Read on to do the math behind the most famous Valentine candy ever!

The Truth about Double-Stuf Oreos

February 12, 2015 4:00 pm

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Are you really getting double the “stuf” in your Oreos? Read on to find out – and do the math on milk’s favorite cookie!

Where It Almost Never Rains

February 11, 2015 4:00 pm

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We aren’t always so happy when it rains, especially if we were heading to the pool, the park or the beach. But we bet critters in Chile’s Atacama Desert like to see the rain, since it almost never happens. Read on to find out how many years it takes for inches of rain to add up in the Atacama Desert!

How to Mail a Coconut

February 3, 2015 4:00 pm

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When you’re eating a tasty treat and wish you could share it with a buddy, wouldn’t it be great if you could just slap a stamp on it and stick it in the mail? It turns out you can with one certain food: coconut. Read on to find out how the mailing math adds up with these tropical treats.

Super Bowl Fat-Fest

February 1, 2015 4:00 pm

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It’s the Super Bowl, America’s most important football game. Millions of people watch from home with family or friends, and it turns out they aren’t just watching the game: they’re eating a ton of food. One professor did the math to figure out just how much food everyone is eating during the big game. Read on to find out – and do the math for yourself!

Spirocakes

January 30, 2015 4:00 pm

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Pancakes taste great in any shape, even a plain old circle. But they’re even yummier when they come out as loops and spirals. The folks at 10MinuteMath made a tool that spins out pancake batter the same way as one of our favorite toys, Spirograph. Read on to see how this cool creation works – and eat up some yummy, spirally math!

Checkerboard Chocolate, and More

January 26, 2015 4:00 pm

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When we saw the photo of these amazing chocolates, the first thing we asked was, “Would anyone want to eat them?” How can you eat something that looks so cool? Read on to find out more about and do the math on these creative, chocolate cubes!