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Underwater Jungle Gym

January 17, 2015 4:00 pm

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Next time you walk through a park, imagine that it’s actually covered with water and you’re swimming over it. That’s what happens every year at a lake called Grüner See in Austria. Read on to see just how much rain it takes to make this actual water park – and do the math!

Bubbleball

January 11, 2015 4:00 pm

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Whenever there’s a new crazy sport, there’s bound to be new math in it, too. So we’re loving the game called Bubble Soccer. Read on to learn how to play this hilarious new sport – and do the math!

If You Want to Throw a Fruitcake…

January 3, 2015 4:00 pm

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Some people say they like fruitcake, but we wonder if they mean it. Fruitcake is a pile of dried fruit mashed together until it sticks in the shape of a cake. For people who really hate fruitcake, though, there’s now an even better thing they can do to it: throw it during the annual Great Fruitcake Toss, a contest to find out which kid can throw fruitcake the farthest. Read on to find out how fast and how far fruitcake can fly.

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!

Scooter Dog

October 28, 2014 3:00 pm

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We’ve seen dogs ride skateboards and surfboards, which takes great balance. But for a dog to ride a scooter is a different story. Well, Norman the French sheepdog can do just that, and has set the doggie scooter-riding world record. When you think about all the hours of training and scooter rides it took for him to do this, it really adds up and makes his feat that much more impressive!

Facing the Soccer Ball

October 19, 2014 4:00 pm

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Soccer balls are fun to kick around and do cool tricks with. There’s lots of math in soccer balls, too, like the different shapes on them. It’s one sphere that’s full of surprises.

People vs. Horses

September 30, 2014 4:00 pm

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Can you run faster than a horse? Not if the horse is running its fastest. But you might be able to run fast for longer than a horse. And in one race, you have the chance to try it. Click “Read More” to find out about the Man vs. Horse race, and run the numbers!

Deep Dive

September 27, 2014 4:00 pm

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On Thursday we talked about breaking world records, and somebody set an amazing one this week. Click “Read More” to find out what record was broken – and dive into the math!

60 Years of Awesomeness

September 25, 2014 4:00 pm

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If you love a good contest and a chance to win a prize, you might be excited about a new one at Guinness World Records. As of this year they’ve been tracking records for 60 years, and so they’re celebrating their own birthday with a competition. Click “Read More” to find out about it – and see how much math is involved in breaking world records!

100 Acrobats, Hanging by a Thread

September 9, 2014 4:00 pm

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Acrobats do amazing things. They stand on each other’s shoulders, flip upside down in the air, and somehow jump to the ground without breaking their necks. One performance at the Chinese Youth Olympics had all that – and more! Click “Read More” to find out about it, and cartwheel your way through the math.