world records

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 […]

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!

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