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GIANT BALLOONS TO BRING INTERNET TO THE WORLD!
You are able to read this Whiz Times story and others because you have internet access. But most of the world's population does no[...]
Mr Bean and Adele get Royal Awards!
Have you heard of the very funny British actor Rowan Atkinson, who is best known for his role as Mr Bean? He and his "Blackadder" (another on[...]
A NEW WAY TO RECYCLE YOUR BICYCLE!
If you want to get rid of your old bike, maybe you should send it to the Netherlands! Why? Because two clever Dutch people have found a new [...]
A Dose of laughter!
They say laughing is contagious...kind of like catching a cold but in a good way! This is so true especially when you hear a laugh that sounds so…funny!
BETTER STAY OUT OF THE HAZE!
If you live in Singapore and looked out of the window, you would have noticed the smoke-smelling haze that is outside. Not only can you see it, but [...]
Fancy a Mouth-watering Treat?
Do you like croissants? How about donuts? What about both together? Well a very clever pastry chef in New York has created the 'cronut' which is a yu[...]
SOLAR IMPULSE ADVENTURES ALMOST FINISHED!
You must have heard about the fabulous solar-powered plane called Solar Impulse. If you haven't, check out all the stories on The Whiz [...]
DUBAI - WHERE THE WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDINGS LIVE!
Like something out of a fairytale, a tall, silver twisted building rises high into the sky. Where? In Dubai where the world's t[...]
Fish with Muscles!
A fish with muscles? Yes, that's right! Scientists have found out that ancient Australian fish may have had stomach, or abdominal muscles (also known as 'abs'[...]
SOME VERY LUCKY FROGS!
Just imagine if an animal you thought was extinct, was actually still alive. Well the first amphibian (double click on word to understand the meaning) t[...]
NELSON MANDELA: rOLE MODEL TO SOUTH AFRICA'S KIDS
For a bunch of 10-year olds at Rosebank Primary School in Johannesburg, Nelson Mandela is a hero and the kids love talking ab[...]
THE SPEEDIEST ANIMAL ON EARTH
Cheetahs are known as the fastest things on legs in the world, but did you know that just as important as their speed is their ability to brake? T[...]
STATUES GO HOME!
It's always good to go home...even if you are a statue! Two 10th century statues that Cambodia says were stolen from a jungle temple many years ago have been [...]
Funny animals behaving like humans!
Have you ever seen an animal behave like a human being?
If not, check out this video of these amazing animals doing things you would never exp[...]
Get well soon Nelson Mandela!
Have you heard of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president? The 94-year old was very sick and in hospital last week. But reports now [...]
buzz buzz...bee alert!
When you go to hospital, the last thing you expect is a swarm of bees buzzing around. But in a hospital in Belgrade, Serbia, this is exactly what happened[...]
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON'T GET ENOUGH SLEEP!
Just imagine if you suddenly discovered over 2 million dollars in your bank account? This actually happened to a man in Germany w[...]
Be Aware - Dengue is Out There!
A few weeks ago The Whiz Times brought you a story about how dengue is increasing in Singapore (click on link if you haven't read the story). S[...]
AWESOME ASTRONAUT TO STAY ON EARTH!
Remember our story about the awesome Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield who recorded his own music video in space? Well he has decided to stay[...]
The Birth of a Comet
Do you know how comets are born? A "dust trap" seen around a young star could give us the answer, say astronomers with Chile's ALMA space observatory.
I caught you red handed! I mean… sprinkle faced!
If you have ever lied to your parents, you would know it is not that easy. Our parents can always see through our lies!
But at ti[...]
When everything falls perfectly into place!
Don’t you just love it when everything seems to fall into place?
Just from the push of a toy truck, the chain started. From hitting [...]
SWAN LAKE 3D IN CINEMAS
"Swan Lake" is a beautiful and very famous ballet...have you heard about it or ever seen it? If you haven't, maybe you'll be lucky enough to see it soo[...]
Remember our story about the giant yellow rubber duck that has been floating in the Hong Kong harbour for months? Well it has finally said goodbye to the people o[...]
Giant pet spiders!
Are you looking for a pet? Something that doesn't cost too much to buy or look after, is nice and furry and very quiet? So, how about snuggling up with a gi[...]
Rain, Rain Go Away!
Monsoon rain and strong winds in Sri Lanka have killed at least 30 people with many more missing. Most of these people are fishermen caught in rough seas.
First Woman in Space Now Ready for Mars!
The first woman to ever go to space, Valentina Tereshkova from Russia, said she was ready to fly to Mars, even if it would be just a o[...]
JACKIE CHAN BECOMES EVEN MORE FAMOUS!
Who hasn't heard of Jackie Chan? If you haven't, he's a famous Hong Kong film star who appears in movies such as "Rush Hour". The news is t[...]
A 55 MILLION YEAR OLD MONKEY!
Scientists have found the fossil of a tiny creature that lived in trees around 55 million years ago, making it the oldest member of the monkey fami[...]
The Rockstar Lizard!
A giant lizard that lived 40 million years ago has been named in honour of famous rock singer Jim Morrison! The lizard was around 1.80m (six feet) from snou[...]
Beautiful Art Seen from Top of Eiffel Tower
The view from the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France is now extra beautiful! A new and wonderful landmark can now be seen on [...]
Protect our Trees, Protect our Seas
Remember our story about the terrible coral-eating starfish? Well cutting down trees in forests and jungles can harm corals as much as thes[...]
Owners blog for their pets' health!
If you own a pet, you know how hard it is when they are sick. So when Dexter the cocker spaniel hurt his leg a few weeks ago, his owner C[...]
More on the Incredible Solar Impulse!
Remember our story about Solar Impulse (if you haven't read it yet, click on the link!), the wonderful solar-powered plane that is flying[...]
A New Idea on Why Humans Walk Upright
Between six and two million years ago, our ancestors lived mainly in the south and east of Africa. Many scientists think that early relatives[...]
Woolly Mammoths Might be Brought Back to Life!
Russian scientists on an expedition...and what do they find? The well-preserved body of a female woolly mammoth on a lonely island[...]
Starfish Deadly for Philippine Coral Reef
First it was fish-eating jellyfish. And now a starfish that murders coral? Yes, it's true! The coral-killing "crown-of-thorns" starfi[...]
JELLYFISH EATING ALL THE FISH IN THE SEA!
Too many fish in the sea you think? Not anymore because too much fishing (overfishing) by humans means there are more and more jelly[...]
Deadly Dengue Strikes in Singapore
If you haven't heard of 'dengue' (pronounced 'den-gee') before, read this story carefully. Dengue is a very dangerous disease carried by the[...]
Can You Spell 'Knaidel'?
Do you remember our story about the US National Spelling Bee? Well a new champion has been crowned and he is no other than Arvind Mahankali, the US-b[...]
The 86th US National Spelling Bee Kicks off
Can you spell 'humuhumunukunukuapuaa', 'tropomyosin' and 'hoomalimali'? If you can, you could very well be a Spelling Bee champion![...]
Beatles Guitar Sold for a Massive Amount in US. How much?
The Beatles were one of the most popular and famous British music bands of the 1960s. The members of the group were John [...]
Cockroaches Hate Sugar!
Cockroaches will eat anything. Except sugar, that is. The German cockroach, which is small and brown and found all over the world, uses its small taste-hai[...]
Chris Hadfield, the awesome astronaut, even recorded a music video on a spaceship!
Remember the man who answered curious questions of students live from space? Click to see that[...]
Mexico's Favourite: Fast Food and Soda
Picture this: a really overweight man balances on a small stool in a Mexican street, drinking a can of sweet soda and eating his fifth pork[...]
The Curious Case of the Slippery Eel
True or false? A kilo of eel is worth US$5,720.
TRUE! You may wonder why a fish that looks like a snake is worth this much. Well it’s because[...]
A creepy crawly animal that lived 500 million years ago,
has been named after a famous film actor. Why?
PARIS - Film actor Johnny Depp probably is the first ever movie star to g[...]
A Russian capsule filled with 45 mice and 15 newts along with other small animals returned after a month! Scientists hope this trip of mice sent to space, will help th[...]
Ice wall crashes into homes!
What happens when a wall of ice nine metres high crashes into a house?
Yes, you guessed it right. The house get destroyed.
And that's what happene[...]
1.5 billion years old water source with chemicals found on Mars!
Question: If Dinosaurs disappeared from the surface of the earth millions of years before humans arrived on the pl[...]
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