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A Dizzying World Record
May 13th, 2022

Can you spin around once? Good. Can you spin around 3 times? Great! Now, can you spin around 3 times on a skateboard in midair? Well, so far only 4 people on Earth have done that. At age 11, Gui Khury pulled off a 1,080-degree spin (360 degrees is 1 full circle, so 3 full […]

Superhero on a Skateboard
May 7th, 2022

Look up in the sky: it’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…a guy setting a world record on a hoverboard? Read on to fly through the math in this cool world record.

The Big Cheese
May 4th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Judah R. asked us, what’s the biggest cheese in the world? Turns out there’s more than one winner! Read on to see how the math in the world’s biggest chunks of cheese slices up.

Shooting-Star Skydivers
March 9th, 2022

Skydiving is one of the craziest sports out there. And it’s even crazier when you create a cool pattern in the sky while breaking a world record! Read on to find out the math behind this daring dive.

A Really Big Draw(ing)
February 26th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Nathaniel J. drew a picture of a mountain and asked us, what’s the biggest picture in the whole world? That’s a great question, with lots of answers! Read on to find out how big (and creative) people have gone with drawing, and get a picture of the numbers in world record drawings.

The Right Way to Eat Worms
February 20th, 2022

Have you ever thought about eating worms? How about gummy worms? And just how big is the biggest gummy worm in the world? Read on to find out – and eat your way through the gummy, yummy numbers!

The Bungee Dunker
February 17th, 2022

How do you make a splashy world record? With the world’s first bungee jump cookie dunk! Read on to do the math behind this extreme treat!

The People Who Really Count
January 15th, 2022

Bedtime Math fan Ajax L. asked us, what’s the highest anyone has bothered to count out loud? Read on to find out – and to see some crazy things people decided to do while counting!

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!

Stretch That Song to the Sky
December 24th, 2021

If you’d like to play an instrument that’s bigger than you are, try the harp. If you’d like to play an instrument that’s A LOT bigger than you, try the Earth Harp! Read on to find out about this 700-foot harp that Bedtime Math fans Sophie and Ian G. told us about – and play along with the math in music.

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