When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Go Swimming

An outdoor swimming pool on a hot day

The hot weather is upon us again, and there are few better ways to get some respite from the heat than to take a good swim. So imagine my delight upon discovering this pool locator by The Swimmer’s Guide! The Swimmer’s Guide has been compiling data on swimming pools around the world since 1996, and […]

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Tags: hours, minutes, seconds, swimming, swimming pool, time


About as much iron(y) as a tin can hold

A healthy spinach plant.

Do you eat your greens? Many kids the world over have been cajoled conned persuaded reminded by their parents to eat their vegetables in order to be strong and healthy. If your mom/ dad/ grandma/ other authority figure in your life is anything like mine, you may be told that if you eat your spinach, […]

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Tags: decimal point, fun math facts, iron, math, Popeye, spinach


How Fast Can a Sloth Go?

A sloth swimming

Here at Zap Zap Math, we’re all about zooming through different planets on our quest to learn math. But when we’re on the road, we do believe in moving at speeds that keep us and other road users safe. When you’re in a busy city like Zootopia (or Zootropolis, or Zoomania, depending on where you […]

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Tags: flash, math, sloths, speed, zootopia


Life Isn’t Always a Bed of Roses; Neither is Math

A red rose in a garden

Roses are all the rage every Valentine’s Day, as well as any occasion when lovers express their feelings for each other. A more recent mention of roses would be the enchanted rose in the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast. The young prince, cursed by an enchantress for making judgements based on appearances, was […]

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Tags: Beauty and the Beast, Disney, growth, lifespan, line graph, math, rose, roses