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2ⁿ

2ⁿ is a story about the exponential growth of numbers raised to powers.

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March 28, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

68voces: The Fireflies that Embellish the Trees

Matlatzinca. Las luciérnagas que embellecen los árboles from Hola Combo on Vimeo.

Mi grandfather used to tell me that, when rain season started in June, fireflies arrived with it.
They made the trees happy so people’s hearts also shined.
All of this during Saint Peter’s Day.
The chimer rang the church’s bell loudly while the fireflies, lead by torches, arrived to to the trees to make them happy with their little lights. Trees forgot about sadness and beard fruit.
The people in town kept singing until torches were extinguished or fireflies stopped shinning.
Then the night was dark but the trees were healed.
Now, the absence of the chants and ocotes has made the trees sad again, but it’s our job to light the torches again, sing to Saint Peter and make our hearts shine along the fireflies to make the trees happy again.

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January 2, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

68voces: The Wind

Ayapaneco. El Viento from Hola Combo on Vimeo.

Back then, there was a drunk man who fall down wherever he went. He even got inside some houses.One day, he stepped on a cornfield and destroyed it.He went on and knocked down whatever was on his way: trees, houses, and every parcel of land. He was considered a worker in this world because that drunk man became the wind, that’s why now the wind wanders around as he pleases. Just like the drunk man who used to destroyed everything on its way. Since then, that drunk man is the wind we feel.

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January 1, 2018 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

8 Days (of Hanukkah)

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10 Red Apples

Apple Poems and Songs

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Cinco calabazas

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October 31, 2013 at 11:25 pm Leave a comment

3×3

by Nuno Rocha, 6 mins, Portugal, 2010
A night watchman and a janitor meet unexpectedly on a basketball court.

Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival

January 27, 2013 at 3:25 pm Leave a comment

1621: A New Look at Thanksgiving

by Catherine O’Neill Grace

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November 23, 2012 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

Four Fours

Beremiz shows how to make each of the numbers from zero to ten by combining exactly four 4s.

The Man Who Counted by Malba Tahan: Ch.7: Going to Market

Brazil 4 mathsThe Definitive Four Fours Answer Key

Four fours is a mathematical puzzle. The goal of four fours is to find the simplest mathematical expression for every whole number from 0 to some maximum, using only common mathematical symbols and the digit four (no other digit is allowed).

April 20, 2011 at 6:04 pm Leave a comment

Buying Turkeys

A man bought a number of turkeys at a cost of $60.00, and after reserving fifteen of the birds he sold the remainder for $54.00, thus gaining 10¢ a head by these.
How many turkeys did he buy?

536 Puzzles and Curious Problems by Henry Ernest Dudeney

November 9, 2010 at 8:06 pm Leave a comment

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