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The Longest, Hungriest Flight
November 7th, 2022

That bird in the picture, called a bar-tailed godwit, doesn’t look very big or strong. But it can fly farther than any other bird – and fly for longer without eating than any other animal! One bar-tailed godwit just flew 8,435 miles from Alaska to Australia, setting a world record with its 11-day long flight. That’s a […]

Going Batty
October 30th, 2022

Bats may look a little weird and scary, but they’re pretty neat animals that help us out more than we may know! Read on to go batty with the math behind these cool creatures.

Bike-Powered Pooch
October 25th, 2022

If you’ve ever walked a dog, you know it’s usually hard to keep up with them. But now there’s a way that you and your pooch can exercise together and go the perfect speed for both of you! Read on to pedal through the math in this awesome exercise machine for you and your puppy pal.

Kissing a Hippo
October 23rd, 2022

Whether these hippos are kissing, playing, or just shoving each other out of the way, it sure looks like they’re having fun! Hippos are pretty large animals, which means there are a lot of numbers that come with this playful pair. Read on to do the mammal math behind these amazing animals.

A Tip for Your Halloween Costume
October 7th, 2022

Stuck between a few different costumes to choose for Halloween? Why not wear them all? If you’re like the world record holder for most outfit changes in 1 minute, that won’t be a problem at all! Read on to change it up with the math in this world record, and be wowed with the wardrobe wizardry.

Head-Banging Birds
October 6th, 2022

Imagine having to hit your head against a tree to get your dinner. That’s what woodpeckers have to do. Read on to peck your way through the math in eating bugs!

The Song That’s Stuck in Your Head
September 24th, 2022

Have you ever had a song stuck in your head that you just can’t get out? You’d be surprised how much math is in these catchy tunes. Read on to tune into the numbers in songs you can’t stop singing!

X-Ray Vision Carrots
September 23rd, 2022

In a world full of salty, fatty snacks, you might not always feel like eating your veggies. But it turns out, if they’re called cool names like “x-ray vision carrots,” you’re a lot more likely to eat them! Read on to do the math behind your power veggies.

Three Birthdays Every Day
August 21st, 2022

We have to wait a whole 365 days for our birthdays to come around again. But what if we lived on a planet where we only had to wait a few hours? Well, there’s one planet out there where this could happen! Read on to find out more about Kepler-78b, and do the math to see how often you’d get to eat cake and celebrate.

A Song Every Minute
August 5th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Elijah B. asked us, how many songs are there in the world? When you think about how long music has been around, the songs really begin to stack up. Read on for the answer, and to tune into the math in music!

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