‘History’

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The Most Exciting One-Block Train Ride

February 26, 2015 4:00 pm

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Why would anyone ride the train for just 1 block? Because it was the first subway ever! Read on to do the math on the shortest but proudest train.

What You’re Really Wearing

February 24, 2015 4:00 pm

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Do you know what your clothes really look like? Read on to see cloth magnified 10 times to find out!

Flowers for 1,000 Years

February 17, 2015 4:00 pm

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Can a flower grow for 1,000 years? And what does it look like after that? Read on to do the math on plants that live way longer than we do.

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!

Friday the 13th: Double Trouble

February 13, 2015 4:00 pm

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If Friday the 13th makes you nervous, get ready because there’s another one coming next month! Read on to find out how many more are on their way, and why.

When You’ve Run out of Toes

February 6, 2015 4:00 pm

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Long ago before we had calculators or computers, or had even invented numbers, how did people count? Well, way back when they just had to count using their fingers and toes. But of course, we have only 10 fingers and 10 toes, so that didn’t work so well past 20. Read on to see how one old-school tool helps add up the numbers!

Flying Like a Dinosaur

February 2, 2015 4:00 pm

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One of the coolest objects to see flying over your head is a helicopter. Considering it can fly hundreds of feet up in the air, it’s hard to believe helicopters were designed based on a toy from hundreds of years ago. Read on to do the math and see how choppers get the job done!

A Trick for Time Travel

January 8, 2015 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!

A Fairy-Tale Castle for Real

December 25, 2014 4:00 pm

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Have you ever wanted to live in a fairy-tale castle? This is a real castle called the Swallow’s Nest, on the south coast of Crimea, and would make anyone feel like a king or queen. Read on to do the math on this real-life castle!

When Your Body Falls Apart

December 23, 2014 4:00 pm

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Have you ever made anything out of clay? Clay starts out soft, and you can roll it, shape it, and carve designs into it. But once it dries out and hardens, if you drop it, it will break into zillions of pieces, like marble and stone do. That’s what happened to one statue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read on to see if the pieces of this masterpiece were able to be put back together – and do the math!