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A Fight between Fruits and Veggies
June 24th, 2022

What’s the difference between a fruit and a vegetable? A fruit comes out of the flower on a plant and holds seeds. Apples and oranges, peaches and apricots, and all kinds of berries do this. Veggies come from other parts of the plant, like lettuce and spinach (which are leaves) or carrots and onions (which […]

What Do Marshmallows, Batteries, and Glue Have in Common?
June 11th, 2022

You’d never think that marshmallows, batteries and glue have anything in common, but they do! Read on to find out what it is – and do the math in their mysterious connection.

Whipped into Shape
June 9th, 2022

Whipped cream was invented about 500 years ago, and is credited to a bunch of guys with long unpronounceable Italian and French names.  But what made them think to whip up cream in the first place?  Did they know what would happen?  Never mind that there was no electricity back then – they had to whip it by hand.  Luckily, it was worth the effort.

Whipping air bubbles into cream makes it take up a lot more “volume,” or space.  In the Bedtime Math test kitchen, 1 cup of heavy cream generated 3 cups of whipped cream.  With something as important as dessert, that’s a key fact.

Another Reason to Eat Ice Cream
June 7th, 2022

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is a terrific holiday! But how was chocolate ice cream invented? Read on to see, and cool down with some delicious, chocolatey ice cream math.

A Day for Doughnuts
June 3rd, 2022

National Doughnut Day is one of our favorite holidays! But how did this yummy food that Americans eat billions of each year come to be? Read on to see how this sweet treat quickly became a favorite – and do the doughnut math.

Don’t Set the Food on Fire
May 30th, 2022

Grilling food isn’t an easy job, especially when you’re having a cookout for all your friends. Read on to see how much math goes into not setting the food on fire and cooking the perfect burger!

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 Big Cheese
May 4th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Judah R. asked us, what’s the biggest cheese in the world? Turns out there’s more than one winner! Read on to see how the math in the world’s biggest chunks of cheese slices up.

Can You Really Eat a Cactus?
May 3rd, 2022

Have you ever tried to touch a cactus? How about eat parts of it? Some cacti have paddles that turn into fruit you can actually eat! Read on to poke around the math in cacti.

You Say Tomato, I Say To-mah-to
May 1st, 2022

You may not think it, but a tomato is a mysterious plant. How do you say it’s name: to-may-to or to-mah-to? Is it a fruit or a vegetable? How did we figure out it wasn’t poisonous? Read on to find out…and do the to-math-o in tomatoes!

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