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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 […]

High-Flying Jump
May 19th, 2021

Jumping on a trampoline can make you feel a little like a superhero. Just one little push-off and you’re flying higher than any normal human being on the ground. Maybe that’s why one dog wanted to get in on the action, too. Read on to find out about this and some of the zany trampoline records — and soar to new heights with the math!

Winning by a Finger
January 25th, 2021

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!

Growing the Great Pumpkin
October 17th, 2020

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!

Three Sheets to the Wind
July 16th, 2020

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, 2020

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 […]

World-Record Buckethead
April 29th, 2020

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 […]

4 Tons of Fun
March 5th, 2020

Of course the stars of today’s Math Gone Wild! story are seriously cool – they live in Antarctica! 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, […]

Why Did People Start Chewing Gum?
March 2nd, 2020

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, 2020

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.

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