Bedtime Math fan Valeria M. in Spain just asked us, how long would it take to run all the way around the world? Believe it or not, it’s been done! But how long would it take if you didn’t have to take any breaks? Read on to run through the math of world record runs.
Have you ever kicked a ball as hard as you could? How far do you think it went? This is what some players do in American football – and it goes pretty far! Read on to see just how far it soars, and kick it up a notch with the numbers behind football.
When something is easy, people say “it’s like riding a bike.” But Jed Mildon decided just riding a bike was too easy, so he decided to kick it up a notch by trying to do 4 backflips in the air on a bike! Read on to find out if he succeeded – and flip your way through the math in this awesome trick.
Meet Primer V2, a balancing bot with a special talent. Read on to find out what this radical, riding robot can do – and cruise along with the robot math!
“Paintball” is a game where people shoot balls of wet paint at each other, and when the paint hits it makes a big splat. But this picture shows another kind of paint ball. Read on to find out what record this “patinball” holds – and get messy with some paintball math!
Mini golf is a crazy version of golf with wacky obstacles – like spinning windmills, twisty bridges, and alligators (not real, of course!) that open and close their mouths – which you have to try to hit your ball through, over, and around to make it in the hole. And today is Miniature Golf Day, so read on to celebrate it with some hole-in-one math!
Solving a Rubik’s Cube is a fun challenge. But apparently one guy decided it needed just a little more excitement. So he solved it while skydiving, giving a whole new meaning to speedcubing! Read on to fly through the math in skydiving and Rubik’s Cubes.
How does a hot dog cool off? By doing a doggy paddle in the local pool, of course! At the end of every summer, right before the pools are cleaned, the town of Calgary, Canada opens its pools to its four-legged furry friends. Read on to see how quickly the waggly tails and paddling paws add up during this town’s dog days of summer.
What can you buy with $1? How about an 848-foot-tall rock? That’s what one man did back in 1915. Then he decided to put zig-zaggy paths up it, so people could climb it. Read on to do the math on how the climbing and hiking really add up when you’re zig-zagging your way up a giant rock.
If you could break any world record, what would it be? One basketball player decided to try to break the record for longest basketball shot…backwards! Read on to do the math on how far his shot went – and see if it added up to a new world record.