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A Surprise Top Dog

January 26, 2016 4:00 pm

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People who love to run love to see who can run fastest. And the racers in a recent Alabama half marathon were accidentally joined by a surprise 4-legged runner. Read on to find out who joined them, and run the numbers on racing!

Flipping Out

December 15, 2015 4:00 pm

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There are lots of ways to get from one place to another, like walking, skipping, skateboarding, and driving. But it’s more fun to go from place to place doing backflips – and breaking world records! Read on to check out some backflip records, and flip out over the cool math.

It’s Raining Teddy Bears

December 13, 2015 4:00 pm

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If you love teddy bears, you’d probably love diving into a giant pile of them. Now how about 28,000 of them? You could have had your chance last...

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Running Around the Whole World

November 19, 2015 4:00 pm

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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.

Just for Kicks

November 15, 2015 4:00 pm

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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 One Bike Flip Isn’t Enough

October 10, 2015 4:00 pm

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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.

Can a Robot Ride a Bike?

September 29, 2015 4:00 pm

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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!

A Bigger, Better Paintball

September 26, 2015 4:00 pm

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“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!

Alligators, Windmills, and One Small Ball

September 21, 2015 4:00 pm

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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!

Scrambling While Skydiving

September 18, 2015 4:00 pm

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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.