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A Berry Big Mess
November 10th, 2021

Have you ever wondered how cranberries get from the farm and into your cup of juice? Unlike other fruits, like apples, that you pick straight from the tree, farmers have a unique – and wet! – way of picking cranberries. Read on to get the scoop on cropping cranberries, and do the “berry” wild math.

Blast of Berries
June 9th, 2021

Bedtime Math fans Nate and Imogen S. asked us, how many raspberries are harvested around the world in a year? And how many blueberries? Read on to do the juicy math in these berry large numbers!

Whipped into Shape
June 13th, 2020

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.

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