world records

Winning by a Finger
January 25th, 2023

Bedtime Math fan Sydney B. asked us, what’s the longest finger anyone has ever had? Read on to find out and do some “hands-on” math!

Breaking a World Record – With All Your Friends
October 17th, 2022

There’s a world record out there for almost anything. And one town tries to break a new world record every year. Pretty soon they might hold the record for world records. Read on to see what kind of fun records they’ve broken – and see how the math in record-breaking adds up!

Growing the Great Pumpkin
October 16th, 2022

It’s a popular time for pumpkins, which can be painted, carved or just used as decorations in front of your home for Fall. But if it’s a 2,000-pound pumpkin, it’s a little harder. Read on for the record-breaking numbers behind growing some of the largest pumpkins in the world!

A Tip for Your Halloween Costume
October 7th, 2022

Stuck between a few different costumes to choose for Halloween? Why not wear them all? If you’re like the world record holder for most outfit changes in 1 minute, that won’t be a problem at all! Read on to change it up with the math in this world record, and be wowed with the wardrobe wizardry.

Three Sheets to the Wind
July 16th, 2022

You can do lots of things with a blank piece of paper, including making a world record-setting paper airplane! Read on to soar with the math and numbers in these classic creations.

The Bounciest Mile
May 27th, 2022

It’s easier to do one thing at a time than two things. Sometimes grown-ups get carried away doing lots of things at once. It’s called multitasking, and it usually ends with them dropping their phone into a pot of tomato sauce (don’t ask). Well, fortunately some grown-ups CAN do two things at once – and […]

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 […]

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