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Haircut for a Bug
January 6th, 2021

This sure is a strange looking bug. With its bristly hair, it’s hard to tell its front from its back. But this tiny, hairy bug actually exists! Read on to see the hairy numbers behind this crazy creature.

Fun Fur for All
July 31st, 2020

Bedtime Math fan Grace C. asked us, how many hairs does a dog have? The answer might surprise you! (Or, if you have a dog and are constantly picking fur off your clothes, maybe you won’t be as surprised.) Read on to find out, and do the fur-flying math on our fuzzy friends.

When Hippos Hang by a Hair
October 9th, 2019

Ever wonder if your hair is strong enough to pick up a pen? Or a hippo? You might be surprised at just how strong one strand of hair can be! Read on to do the hair-raising math on the strength of your hair.

Math-y Moustaches
November 20th, 2015

You might have seen some guys with beards and moustaches that cover a little bit of their face. But we bet you’ve never seen any moustaches like these math-y ones! Over 300 men competed to see who had the fiercest beards at the National Beard and Moustache Championships. Read on to see what categories they were competing in – and do the fancy-facial-hair math.

Your Miles and Miles of Hair
December 1st, 2014

Every day, every hair on your head grows. It grows just a little bit, about ½ inch in a whole month, but that’s more than zero. And remember, you have around 100,000 hairs on your head, so the feet of hair can quickly get out of hand!

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