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Hopscotch 4 Miles – and Then Some
May 16th, 2022

Jump right into this bouncy story about a world record hopscotch course, and do some thinking on your feet!

World-Record Buckethead
April 29th, 2022

Normally you don’t catch a tennis ball – you whack it with a racket. And if you did try to catch a tennis ball, you’d use your hands, not a bucket. And even if you did use a bucket, you wouldn’t hold it on your head. That’s no way to win a silly world record! But this guy caught […]

Festival of Freedom
April 15th, 2022

From numbers of days and nights, to counting the 4 Questions, to the world’s largest matzo ball, there’s math galore in Passover. Read on to discover the numbers in Passover!

4 Tons of Fun
March 5th, 2022

This nosy animal, called the southern elephant seal, is the world’s biggest type of seal. With a top weight of 8,000 pounds (or 4 tons!) they aren’t quite as heavy as an elephant. But male elephant seals do have an extra-long extra-silly nose, sort of like an elephant’s trunk. So maybe it’s not surprising that […]

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!

Last Piece of the Puzzle
February 24th, 2022

Jigsaw puzzles can be easy or challenging. But there’s no doubt about it that there’s a ton of math in them – especially the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle! Read on to piece together the puzzle math.

Long Cool Snowwoman
February 3rd, 2022

Have you ever built a snowman? How about a122-foot tall snowwoman? Read on to discover the numbers behind Olympia, the record-setting snowperson built in Maine in 2008!

Monster on Wheels
November 21st, 2021

Bedtime Math fan Mero H. asked us, how fast can a monster truck go? Read on to find out – and do the math, the monster math!

Who’s the Nosiest Animal in the World?
October 18th, 2021

Sniff out some wild numbers to figure out who has the longest nose on Earth in this Bedtime Math story!

One Long Ride
September 4th, 2021

Nobody wants to go for the world’s longest car ride. But what about a ride in the longest car? Our friend Josephine B. asked us, what’s the biggest car in the world? Turns out it’s a 100-foot long limousine with 26 wheels! This car is so long it has to bend in the middle, otherwise […]

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