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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.

When Veggies Are an Uphill Battle

August 7, 2014 4:00 pm

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One vegetable that isn’t so well-loved is the Brussels sprout. It’s a small, round, green veggie that tastes bitter to some folks, so it’s not so popular. That may be why one brave man chose it for a very muddy stunt. Click “Read More” to find out what this stunt was – and do the veggie math!

Skating Through by a Hair

July 27, 2014 4:00 pm

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If you’ve ever rollerskated or rollerbladed, you know how much fun it is to have wheels strapped to your feet – it’s like turning each one into a car. But what if you skated under cars? Click “Read More” to see how this one boy does it and skate through the math!

American Ninja Warrior

July 21, 2014 4:00 pm

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If there’s one time you get to see super-strong, super-fast people do amazing stunts, it’s on “American Ninja Warrior.” Athletes have to do all kinds of stunts to get through crazy obstacle courses like climbing tilted ladders and run across tipping mats. Click “Read More” to see the math needed to get through the obstacles!

Getting Your Kicks from the World Cup

June 25, 2014 4:00 pm

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We are a week into the World Cup, the giant competition where countries send their best soccer players (or football, as most countries call it) to try to win the top prize. The countries are clumped into groups of 4, usually from 4 different continents, and each team plays the other 3; the 2 winningest teams from each group go on to the round of 16. With all these matches going on, the goals really start to add up. Click “Read More” to do the World Cup math!