How to Catch a Flying Grape

We’re not supposed to toss our food and catch it in our mouths, but some people just can’t stop themselves with grapes. Paul Tavilla says he’s caught a grape from the farthest distance, 327 1/2 feet away. Steve Spalding caught 116 grapes in 3 minutes. But the only official Guinness world record holder is Connor Castleberry, who threw a grape 78 feet high and caught it in his own mouth. If you want to get great at catching grapes, take Paul’s advice: use black grapes because they’re easy to see, and keep your eyes open.

Wee ones: If your friend catches 4 grapes in a row and you catch 6 in a row, who caught more?

Little kids: If you catch the 1st grape you throw, then the 3rd, then the 5th, what grape do you catch next? Bonus: If you can catch 10 grapes per minute, how would you count them up over 4 minutes? Count up by 10s!

Big kids: If Steve had caught exactly 1,200 grapes in 1/2 hour, how many would he have caught in 1 hour? Bonus: How many did he catch per minute? (Reminder: A whole hour has 60 minutes.)

Wee ones: You caught more!

Little kids: The 7th grape. Bonus: 10, 20, 30, 40.

Big kids: 2,400 grapes in an hour. Bonus: 40 grapes per minute, since a 1/2 hour has 30 minutes and 1200/30 = 40.

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