YOU KNEW IT COULDN'T BE EATEN
Remember the story that The Whiz Times brought to you about a jelly doughnut rock being discovered on Mars? Well, NASA scientists at first couldn't q[...]
A WET WET WINTER
It's Britain's wettest winter in 250 years. Storms have been hitting Britain for many days. Residents of Britain have had to brave pouring rain, hurricane-force[...]
AN EASY PEASY QUIZ
On February 13, 2014, the Whiz Times presentedÂ a story about the unfortunate incident of killer whales beingÂ stranded in New Zealand - Nine killer whales found [...]
MOMENTS OF LOVE
The Whiz Times brings to you a special Valentine's Day slideshow that will warm your hearts. These cuddly baby animals love to hang out with their lovingÂ mummies.
GUARDIANS OF THE RIACHUELO
In Argentina, these is a river called the Riachuelo. It is one of the 10 most polluted places in the world. FactoriesÂ situated alongÂ the river bankÂ di[...]
Many people in SingaporeÂ will hearÂ the deafening roar of airplanes flying overhead from 11 - 16 February, 2014. They will also see long white streaks of smoke in[...]
THEY MISS THEIR LOVED ONES
Crew members on the Chinese icebreaker Xue Long threw glass bottles into the icy waters of the Antarctic Ocean as a way of marking Valentine's Day.
AN UNUSUAL INCIDENT
Conservationists in New Zealand are struggling to understand why a pod of nine killer whales (or orcas) died at a beach on the South Island of New Zealand. The[...]
Dogs were everywhere - in the judging ring, sleeping in corners, on grooming tables ...
The one thing we know for sure is that these dogs were all ready to put on[...]
GAME DEVELOPER WANTS SIMPLE LIFE
Flappy Bird will no longer be available for download on online stores. Its creator, Nguyen Ha Dong, has decided to remove the game after announcin[...]
It goes by a most unusual name, but it has nothing to do with bones.
Skeleton is one of the sports at the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014. Competitors race down an icy t[...]
13.6 BILLION YEARS OLD!
A very special star has been found. At 13.6 billion years old, it is the most ancient star ever seen. It was discovered on February 9, 2014 by astronomers [...]
SO MUCH FUN YOU WON'T FEEL TIRED
Have you ever felt tired while jogging and wish you could just stop and rest? Well, you might not feel that way during this unbelievably fun race [...]
Excuse me, your baby's diaper needs to be changed.
One day, parents and caregivers may have an easier way to tell if they need to change their baby's diaper. Most of the time, car[...]
WHAT AN EXCITING SHOW
AfterÂ years of preparation, the SochiÂ Winter Olympics 2014 finally kicked off with a spectacular opening ceremonyÂ atÂ the Olympic Park in Sochi,Â Russia on Feb[...]
Isn't it amazing how animals, like humans, can be so attached to their partners? Poor Arturo the polar bear is certainly not having an easy time coping with lonelines[...]
AN UNUSUAL RACE
Cars in many different shapes and sizes were spotted on the streets in Manila, Philippines over the last few days. They were actually part of a race to see which c[...]
A BEARY SAD STORY
Arturo is a 29-year-old polar bear that lives in a zoo in Mendoza, Argentina. He is not a happy bear. In fact, he has been very sad for a long time. Can you gues[...]
NOT FOR FUN
Are the soldiers of South and North Korea having fun playing Xbox games? Certainly not.
Microsoft's Xbox gaming machine is helping to keep watch on the border. It wil[...]
THEY CALL IT A "WHOPPER"
A giant jellyfish has washed up on a beach in Australia. It measures 1.5 metres and was discovered by a family on a beach in Tasmania, Australia. Scientis[...]
IT'S JUSTÂ A COSTUME!
On February 6, 2014, a gorilla escaped from Ueno zoo in Tokyo, Japan, and ran out onto the streets. A fake gorilla, that is.
The gorilla was actually an anim[...]
FAST FOOD FAD IN FRANCE
The classic American food, the hamburger, is winning over the French. Baguette sandwiches have long beenÂ a favouriteÂ sandwich in France, but many people in[...]
A Fun quiz on Sochi Winter Olympics 2014
Quick, arm yourselves with some facts about The Sochi Winter OlympicsÂ and try our Whiz Quiz below!
Hey, you might want to read our earl[...]
A SIGHT TO BEHOLD
Around two millions visitors are expectedÂ to visitÂ the 65th annual Sapporo Snow FestivalÂ in Sapporo, Japan. The snow festival will be held from February 5 - 11, [...]
Who is the new Chief at Microsoft?
Did you say Bill Gates? Well, you need to think a little harder. Mr Bill Gates is probably the most recognizable person at Microsoft but he is n[...]
The story of Valentine's Day:
Not all love and mush!
February 14 is Valentineâ€™s Day, the day you can give a flower or some cookies to your friends or family to show them they are[...]
FLIPS, TRICKS & TURNS
There is a cool new event at the Sochi Winter Olympics 2014. It's called Slopestyle, a form of freestyle skiing. It's something like performing skatebo[...]
FINAL PREPARATIONS FOR THE BIG EVENT
The seaside resort of Sochi in Russia has been very busy for last few months for a very important event - the 2014 Winter Olympics.
NOT JUST IN SCI-FI MOVIES
In the United States, vehicles traveling on the roads will soon be able to "talk" to one another to avoid accidents. Vehicles won't be saying to each oth[...]
WORLD'S MOST FAMOUS KITTY
Hello Kitty will turn 40 years old this year.Â A super cute exhibition was held by Sanrio, the Japanese company that invented Hello Kitty. The exhibition [...]
HE ATE TURTLES, BIRDS & FISH TO SURVIVE
InÂ December 2012, Jose Salvador Albarengo set sail from Mexico andÂ drifted at sea for the next 13 months.Â He was found on January 30, 2[...]
CONCRETE & STEEL GIANTS
The first skyscrapers were built in the United States at the end of the 19th century. Since then, architects and builders across the world have raced[...]
AN INTERESTING END TO THE MONTH
The last week of January 2014 was certainly an interesting one. The Whiz Times brings to you a picture story of various events around the world, fr[...]
ANDÂ IT TASTES LIKE CHICKEN
A pizza restaurant in Florida, USA, serves a very special dish - python pizza. Called the "Everglades Pizza", this special pizza contains Burmese python[...]
A BRIGHT & JOYOUS OCCASION
The Lunar New Year falls on January 31 and February 1, 2014. Millions of people around the world throw celebrations to welcome it. This year will be[...]
BIG, LOUD & LOTS OF FUN
They can soar over 100 feet into the air. They have wheels that are as tall as a grown man. When they are in motion, they growl fiercely and oh so lo[...]
DESERT PLANTS - A PROMISING NEW FUEL
Did you read our story about how desert plants could one day be a source of fuel for jet planes? It is a very promising idea and we sure hope [...]
WHAT A STINKER!
It was an explosion caused by a most unusual reason - cow's flatulence.
BERLIN, January 28, 2014 (AFP) -
90 cows can pass a lot of gas. So much so that the built[...]
A FERRARI BOBSLEIGH
Is Ferrari leaving the F1 to take part in the Winter Olympics? No, but they're trying to help the Italian bobsleigh team whiz their way to a gold medal!
Rafael Nadal fought despite injuries- but Stanislas Wawrinka played his best game and won the Australian Open Tennis 2014
What a match it was!
After the stunning win of Li Na in [...]
A BRILLIANT IDEA
Aviation scientists may have found a way to use desert plants as biofuel for airplanes.
AerospaceÂ company Boeing and its research partners will start tests to fi[...]
A YUMMY-LOOKING ROCK
It's not fried or sugary, but it sure looks lipsmackingly delicious!
A strange rock that looks like a jelly doughnut has appeared on Mars, and scientists are[...]
NOT A QUIZ FOR THE LAZY
We have a new quiz for you today.Â You'll have toÂ do some workÂ though, as you'll have to read our earlier story toÂ know the answers to the questions.
KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH
Snow leopards in India are being tracked by scientists using GPS (global positioning system) technology.
SHIMLA, January 22, 2014 (AFP) -
In the cold India[...]
WALK SAFELY -Â TEXTING CAN WAIT
Texting while walking affects how you walk and can be dangerous for you.
WASHINGTON, January 22, 2014 (AFP) -
If you walk and send a text message [...]
SPEND YOUR VACATION ON THE MOON OR EVEN MARS!
Have you ever dreamed of going to the moon? Well, you may not have to be an astronaut to do that. Vacations in outer space could so[...]
In France, there is a special substitute studentÂ that will attend school for you if you're too sick to go to school. It's a robot that has beenÂ designed to allo[...]
AN AMAZING RELATIONSHIP
Have you ever heard someone say, "As lazy as a sloth"? There is a story behind that saying.
PARIS, January 22, 2014 (AFP) -
Sloths are animals that live [...]
A COOL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
In Mexico, there is a very special market called Mercado del Trueque. It is a barter market where people bring recyclable materials that they no longer[...]
THE HORSE IS COMING
It's that time of the year again - Chinese people areÂ busy preparing to welcome the LunarÂ New Year, the most important traditional Chinese holiday. It is celeb[...]
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