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May Your Ears Hang Low
May 18th, 2022

Did you know that your ears and nose “grow” your whole life? Read on to find out the astonishing math behind your ever-changing facial features!

Can You Face the Wild Wind?
May 17th, 2022

Sometimes winds are so strong it feels like you’ll be picked up and blown away! And this one guy almost is. Read on to find out just how strong those winds are, and get blown away by the windy math.

National Chocolate Chip Day
May 15th, 2022

There are all kinds of zany holidays. One of our favorites is National Chocolate Chip Day! Read on to find out how the chocolate chip came to be, and satisfy your sweet tooth with some yummy math.

The Craziest Invention
May 14th, 2022

What do microwaves and potato chips have in common? Read on to find out – and celebrate National Inventors Month by doing the math!

A Dizzying World Record
May 13th, 2022

Can you spin around once? Good. Can you spin around 3 times? Great! Now, can you spin around 3 times on a skateboard in midair? Well, so far only 4 people on Earth have done that. At age 11, Gui Khury pulled off a 1,080-degree spin (360 degrees is 1 full circle, so 3 full […]

A Musing Amusing Emu
May 12th, 2022

Have you ever met a bird that’s bigger than you? If you haven’t, you probably haven’t met an emu. These silly-looking birds can grow up to 100 pounds and 6 1/2 feet tall! They run 4 miles per hour faster than the fastest human on earth, lay huge dark green eggs, and pant like dogs […]

Let’s Bounce
May 11th, 2022

When you drop a ball, it bounces back up, but not to the same full height. What happens if you drop a ball on top of a ball on top of a ball? Physics Girl stacked up a golf ball on top of a bouncy ball on top of a basketball. When she dropped the stack, the […]

A One-Squiggle Cat
May 9th, 2022

It’s amazing what you can draw with just one line! Learn how Hilbert curves work with the help of a kitty in this story!

Giant Family for a Giant Tortoise
May 8th, 2022

Our friends Tyler and Ally M. just shared with us that last week Nigrita the 80-year-old Galapagos tortoise just had babies for the first time. While 80 years may seem like a long time, tortoises can live to be double that! Read on to see what other numbers make these reptiles a really big deal.

Superhero on a Skateboard
May 7th, 2022

Look up in the sky: it’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a guy setting a world record on a hoverboard? Read on to fly through the math in this cool world record.

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