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Chargogga-what?
March 4th, 2022

If you’ve wondered what place in America has the longest name, there’s a clear winner. With 44 letters (or more, depending on how you spell it), Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamogg wins. But it’s not the longest name of a place in the world! Read on to see what other town uses all the ink in your pen when making out a letter – and do the wordy math.

Why Did People Start Chewing Gum?
March 2nd, 2022

Some foods are so weird that we have to wonder who first got the idea to try eating them – like gum, for example. How long ago did people actually get the crazy idea to start chomping on this chewy stuff? Read on to find out – and chew on some gummy math!

The Building That Won’t Fall Over
February 10th, 2022

Houses and other buildings usually stand up straight towards the sky. But there’s one famous building that’s been leaning over, looking like it’s going to fall any day…for hundreds of years! Read on do to the math on this incredible, slanted building.

Do Your Own Time Travel!
January 16th, 2022

Have you ever watched a dog bury a bone and wondered if he’ll ever find it again – and when? We humans get to play the same game when we bury a “time capsule.” And this week, a museum in Boston opened a time capsule that was buried in 1795! Read on to do the math on this buried treasure of a history lesson!

Bigger Stocking, Bigger Gifts
December 25th, 2021

On Christmas, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus here on Earth by giving gifts, and by waiting for Santa Claus to show up and fill their stockings with even more presents. But why stockings? Read on to find out, and do the math on the world’s largest Christmas stocking!

When Phones Really Clicked
December 14th, 2021

When you make a phone call these days, you don’t even have to remember anyone’s number. But it wasn’t always like that – you used to really have to work for that call with a rotary phone! Read on to find out more about these old-time phones, and dial up the fun rotary-phone math!

Big Balloon Bash
November 25th, 2021

Any decent parade should have marching bands, clowns, and of course giant inflated balloons shaped like our favorite characters — and in New York the giant Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade does it all. Read on to be surprised by the numbers behind everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving Day parade…and get carried away with the math!

Pumpkin Face-Off
October 25th, 2021

What do you get when you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter? Read on to find out the answer to this pumpkin math riddle, and learn more wacky number facts behind pumpkins!

When Elephants Were Furry
October 23rd, 2021

Woolly mammoths were long-ago cousins to the elephant – and they were definitely woolly! With hair as long as 3 feet, they were sure to keep warm in the cold winters. Read on to discover the hair-raising numbers behind this mammoth of a creature.

What’s the Best Stuffed Animal?
October 20th, 2021

Ever wonder if your favorite stuffed animal is the same kind as other people’s? Even though the first stuffed animal was a bear, there are all types now – from dogs and dinosaurs to cows and crocodiles. Read on to cozy up with the math in your favorite plush pals!

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