How do you eat unshelled nuts? Easy - remove the shells, eat the nuts and throw the shells away. Well, do you know that you are actually throwing away a source of [...]
NEVER A BORING DAY
All sorts of things happen around the world everyday - funny, sad, amazing, weird, wonderful ...Â It would take a person hours to read all the news about every s[...]
SAY HELLO TO ASIMO
ASIMO is helpful and can do many things. It can walk and run, go up and down stairs, open a bottle and serve a drink, shake hands with a stranger, jump an[...]
A SUPER QUIZ
Have you been reading The Whiz Times regularly? Today's Whiz Quiz will test you onÂ a wide range of topics. Those of you who have been reading our stories everyday wou[...]
A TRAGIC TRIP
On April 16, 2014, 475 people boarded a ferry early morning in South Korea for Jeju, a popular island resort. 375 of them were high school students who were travelli[...]
A RARE SIGHT
It was a rare event - a total lunar eclipse. The moon totally disappeared from sight in North and South America on April 15, 2014. It was the first such eclipse since[...]
LOOK TO THE SKIES
In more developed parts of the world, the Internet may be such a common thing that we can't imagine life without it. We use it almost everyday to look for inform[...]
THEY DIDN'T FIND IT FUNNY AT ALL
A hairdresser in London, Britain wanted to attract more customers to his salon, so he put up a cheeky advertisement. And boy, did it attract atten[...]
Every one is compromised. If you are reading this online, you are probably affected too. Read how:
A weakness in Internet services is exploited by one of the biggest security th[...]
IT'S SOMETHING IN THE WATER
When an animal is near its predators, it usually tries to get away as fast as possible to avoid getting eaten. However, a recent study showed strange f[...]
HE HAS 22 OLYMPIC MEDALS!
While the great swimmer Ian Thorpe is no longer able to swim competitively, another great swimmer is planning to go back into the pool. He has won 22 Oly[...]
Â GIVE IT YOUR BEST SHOT
Let's start with a silly riddle.
Q: What do you call a deer who can't see?
A: No eyedeer! (Get it? No idea!)
Deer are amazing an[...]
BEFORE THEY SPLIT!
Banana splits ... banana cake ... banana peanut butter sandwich ... What do these yummyÂ foods have in common? BANANAS! Bananas are such a nutritious fruit that [...]
When you think of deer, does Bambi come to mind?Â In the famous Disney cartoon "Bambi", the young male deer wasÂ cute and gentle. But in real life,Â deer can be dangerous [...]
On December 29, 2013, retired Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was badly hurt while skiing in France. He had slammed his head hard on a rock and injured h[...]
LATEST NEWS IN PICTURES
In this world that we live in, there is always somethingÂ happening. Find out about the latest events around the world in this quick read!
FASTER THAN THE BLINK OF AN EYE
They are about the size of a sesame seed and their brains are as small as a salt grain. You would think that these insects are small and weak which[...]
Â NICE & PEACEFUL
There is a land that is extremely cold and quiet. There are more penguins than people in this place. When temperatures plunge to -40 degrees Celsius in winter[...]
Know more about India's elections- the largest in the World through Questions and Answers
Hundreds of millions of people caste their votes in the World's biggest elections.Â
The World is full of funny, weird and intriguing things!
You will go OMG! -once you read these real life things that happened in the World.
Quick- How many days are there in a we[...]
Camels, Yaks and Air Force planes- all brought in for Indian elections!
Take a look at some mind boggling numbers in India's elections.
Get to know more about the world's largest[...]
IT'S SO STRANGE!
In November 2008, 265 cherry seeds were gathered fromÂ the famous "Chujo-hime-seigan-zakura"Â cherry tree in Japan and blasted off into space. They spent eight mont[...]
CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP!
In poor countries where water and sanitation standards are low, many types of diseases can spread easily. There is a particular type of disease called amoebic d[...]
TINY SOCCER PLAYERS
The FIFAÂ World Cup 2014 only begins on June 12, 2014. But these pint-sized soccer players sure can't wait to get some action on the soccer field! We're not sur[...]
What do you do when you see a bee buzzing around you? Do you run away so that it won't sting you? Or do you stay cool and ignore it? A beekeeper in China can s[...]
Is a minister who is a fan of rock music- all set to become next President of Indonesia?
Millions of voters flocked to polling stations across Indonesia. Indo[...]
Canine Detective to catch on dog owners?
Fed up of dog dirt underfoot on its streets, a Spanish town has hired a detective to catch owners who fail to pick up after their pets!
Largest democracy in the World goes to elections
Women dressed in Saris, Men in traditional Kurtas and people wearing jeans and t-shirts were seen alongsid[...]
THOSE FUNNY YELLOW MEN
You can't get enough of them. They are so cute and funny! They speak in their own strange languageÂ which no one understands! But that makes us like them e[...]
Great Australian swimmer, Ian Thorpe, has been unlucky lately. First, he broke his shoulder when he fell a few months ago. Then he went for operations to correct his shou[...]
IT SHOULD BE ERASED FOREVER
Health authorities around the world hope to get rid of the polio virus forever. It spreads easily and can cause a person to become paralysed. Children [...]
The year was 1913. A young man from Germany was taking a nature hike when he decided to throw a bottle into the Baltic Sea. His name was Richard Platz, the son o[...]
JUST GET IT FROM THE SEA!
When navy ships go out to sea, they can stay out there for months at a time without returning to shore. Supply ships provide food, ammunition, spare part[...]
IT GIVES MUCH NEEDED RELIEF
There is a small group of people in this world who need to stay away from many things. They cannot be near certain things like perfume, smoke, smells a[...]
SIT TIGHT AND FEAST YOUR EYES...
... for you are about to see some fantastic pictures of events that took place in the first week of April 2014! From earthquakes to Darth Vader to[...]
YOU CAN HELP WITH EARTH SOS
The climate on our beloved planet Earth is changing rapidly. We cannot continue withÂ those habits that are harmful to our planet. We all need to get to[...]
HE FLEW A LONG WAY!
What an exciting life baby Prince George must lead! The precious eight-month-old baby of Britain's Prince William and Duchess Kate went on his first official t[...]
In March 2014, a young boy in Iraq was affected by a virus that can cause paralysis, breathing problems or even death. It was the country's first such case of the vi[...]
Â A WONDER SUIT
An exoskeletonsÂ is aÂ special suit that a person wears.Â ItÂ looks like something that came from the future. You may have seen such suits in science fiction movies whe[...]
SOFT & FLUFFY
On April 5, 2014, thousands of people all over the world spent a very special Saturday that was like no other Saturday. They fought with each other b[...]
Who will win in these Afghan elections?
Pictures, full story and cool facts.
Afghanistan went to elections to choose their next President on Saturday, 5th April 2014.
Â SMALL BUT IMPORTANT
Every airplane is fitted with a black box flight recorder. While it does not help an airplane stay safe or keepÂ its passengers alive, it has a very important [...]
IT'S SOMETHING IN THE AIR
It's spring time in Japan. Pink and white cherry blossoms bloom and dazzle. Animals come out from hibernation and people start spending more time outdoor[...]
WHEN THEY ARE SOMETHING ELSE!
The containerÂ had comeÂ from Africa. It was a six-metre-long shipping container that was marked as carrying one tonne of coffee berries. It had to pas[...]
A PRECIOUS RESOURCE
Water is essential to life. We use it for so many thingsÂ everyday thatÂ we sometimes take itÂ for granted.Â About 71 percent of the Earth's surface isÂ covered in [...]
SHE NEEDS A BREAK
It was unexpected and shocking. The tennis match was between the world's number one and number 78. Serena Williams was expected to win the match. After all, she [...]
AN OLD UNANSWERED QUESTION
It is a debate that has been going on for over 140 years. Biologists have still not found an answer that everyone can agree on. They all want to know th[...]
RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!
It was an ordinary day in Chile. Residents were having a late dinner, watching TV or preparing their kids for bed. The date was April 1, 2014. April Fools Day.[...]
COULD YOUR COMPUTER BE YOUR NEW FRIEND?
Feelings can be complicated. You might not feel only one single emotion at a time. They might be times when you feel two or more emotions, [...]
PROCEED WITH CAUTION
The Ebola virus is terrifying and highly contagious. It hardly ever spares its victims and causes a lot of misery and pain. The Whiz Times has a story on the [...]
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