Posts tagged ‘world record’
Have you ever played the game of Telephone? In a group of people, one person thinks of something secret to say, and whispers it to next person, who whispers it to the next, until finally the last person says to everyone what he or she heard – which isn’t always what it started out as. And with over 1,000 people playing it to break the record, the secret phrase was bound to change. Read on to do the math on this fun game!
Nik Wallenda has been walking on tightropes and setting world records for pretty much his entire life. His most recent record setting stunt was for the highest blindfolded...
We usually think of rabbits as small, cute, furry pets. But they can grow big, and the world record-breaking big bunny is one giant bundle of fluff. Read on to do the math on Ralph, the rabbit with this record, and find out just how big he is!
Today is Gingerbread House Day, when we celebrate buildings you can actually eat. And what better way to celebrate than with breaking a world record? That’s how chef Jon Lovitch decided to celebrate when he built a 1,003-building gingerbread village. With that many houses, the ingredients can get pretty sticky!
If you love apple pie, there’s no such thing as too much of it. At least that’s how people in Maine feel about it. Read on to see how 10,000 apples and 135 volunteers broke a world record.
Guitars are loud — and they play even louder when they’re as long as a house. The world’s largest guitar, made by Gibson, is 43 feet long, and you can actually play it. Of course, you can’t hold it in your lap, since it weighs 2,255 pounds. With a guitar that big, there’s bound to be a lot of noise!
You might not remember being pushed around in a stroller when you were 1 year old. But even so, you’re probably pretty sure the stroller didn’t have a gas-fueled engine driving it at the speed of a car. That didn’t stop one record-breaking dad from building the world’s fastest baby carriage.
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!
Breaking things will normally get you in trouble, but world records are made to be smashed. Figuring out how to set a world record takes some creative (and sometimes ridiculous) math, which is why we’ve written so many Bedtime Math problems about these stunts of super-sized scale and skill. And there’s even a Bedtime Math problem about how to land yourself in the record book.