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A VISIT FROM JUSTIN BIEBER
On December 10, 2013, the survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan had a pleasant surprise - pop megastar Justin Bieber! He had flown in to Leyte Province, Phi[...]
IT'S SMOKIN' HOT!
What an exciting event it is - an island appearing out of nowhere! Japan's newest islet has caused quite a lot of buzz in the news. Some people thought it was [...]
SAY HELLO TO THE NEW BABY!
A new little island that was created by a volcanic eruption off Japan's coast could remain there for several years, Japanese scientists said on December[...]
SAYING GOODBYE TO NELSON MANDELA
On December 5, 2013, South Africa lost the man many consider to be its "father". Mr Nelson Mandela finally passed away after a long illness. He[...]
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS GREAT MAN?
Millions of people all over the world have been mourning the death of South Africa's favourite son, Mr Nelson Mandela. There are lots of sto[...]
EAST MEETS WEST IN JAPAN
Last week in Japan, children got to meet ninjas and Santa Claus. At the two-day-long Iga-Ueno Ninja Festival, thousands of visitors had the opportunity to[...]
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR ...
... is what many people in China long for. They have been living with heavily polluted air for many years.
In today's latest story, we talked about th[...]
CHOKING SMOG IN CHINA
It's getting difficult to breathe in many parts of China. The air in cities across China is badly polluted. The air quality index recorded levels in excess o[...]
A TOUGH & DANGEROUS JOB
Goose barnacles are a very special Christmas treat. People pay lots of money to buy them for their juicy flesh.
It is not easy to catch them thoug[...]
PAYING TRIBUTE TO A GREAT MAN
On December 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela passed away. He was 95 years old.
Nelson Mandela was the much-respected symbol of South Africa's anti-aparthei[...]
WATER WATER EVERYWHERE
It has been a wet week for many countries around the world. The Whiz Times brings you pictures of how floods have affected Malaysia, Lebanon, Britain and In[...]
COSMONAUTS PRACTISE BEFORE BLAST-OFF
Russian cosmonauts have been hard at work. They have been undergoing preflight training at the Gagarin Cosmonauts' Training Centre in Star Cit[...]
Every Olympic event involves the Olympic flame. This time, the Olympic flame has been lit for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Do you where it will be held? You would know[...]
PASSING ON THE FLAME
The 2014 Winter Olympics will take place in Sochi, Russia, in February 2014. The countdown to this exciting event has started.
In October this year, the Ol[...]
WOOFS, WAGS & AIRPLANES
Can you imagine going to the airport and being greeted by cute and friendly dogs? What a way to start a vacation!
At the San Francisco International[...]
WHERE'S OUR FISH?
We posted a video recently on how fishermen in Hong Kong are no longer allowed to catch fish by trawling. Do you know how this has affected them?
THIS BUNNY'S GOING ON A LONG TRIP
As you read this, China's first moon rover mission is probably still on its long journey to the moon. We are excited to hear about its successful[...]
LEAVE THE FISH ALONE
The fishing industry in Hong Kong used to be a very lively one. But now, trawling is no longer allowed in Hong Kong waters.
Trawling is a way of catching[...]
ART THAT POPS OUT
Art that pops out, yet doesn't ... what an interesting idea! We know it will certainly make your eyes pop though!
In Beijing, China, a Magic Art exhibition wa[...]
IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME AGAIN
Christmas is a major holiday that is celebrated by millions of people around the world. For Christians, it is a celebration of the day that Jesus Christ [...]
CURSIVE VERSUS KEYBOARDS
Have you ever learnt cursive handwriting? If you have, you may be one of the minority left in your generation who knows how to write in cursive.
A RABBIT ON THE MOON!
On December 2, 2013, China launched its first ever moon rover mission. The Chang'e-3 rocket carrying the Jade Rabbit rover blasted off from the Xichang Satel[...]
CUTE PENGUIN CHICKS
Did you like our story on African penguin chicks? They are cute, aren't they? Get more of them in our quiz below.
Featured image brought to you by The Whiz [...]
BABYSITTERS FOR PENGUIN CHICKS
What a lot of babies to look after! In Cape Town, South Africa, the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) take[...]
PLANTS YOU CAN WEAR!
Have you ever thought of wearing an outfit made completely from plants? Well, it can be done with flowers, branches, leaves and even seeds! The Biofashion sho[...]
PICTURES THAT WILL WOW YOU!
A huge blown-up Spidy, ships washed ashore, a river covered in rainbow-coloured oil .....
The last week of November was certainly an exciting one. C[...]
THE POWER OF BOOKS
Books are awesome. People read them for many reasons - to learn something, to entertain themselves, to escape from worries. They can also bring a community to[...]
ARE YOU READY?
We hope you have read our story about making toys out of recycled materials. It is a delightful idea, isn't it?
Are you ready for today's quiz questions? Give it[...]
IT'S QUIZ TIME AGAIN
Now that you have watched today's video lesson on the carbon cycle, let's challenge yourself to our quiz below.
(To watch our video again, type [...]
A BRILLIANT IDEA
In the city of Nairobi, capital of Kenya, wonderful things happen to old flip-flops that have been thrown away. They get a new lease of life as they are turned in[...]
DON'T GET BITTEN
The malaria virus is something you would want to avoid. The more you know, the better prepared you will be against this sometimes deadly virus. Test yourself to s[...]
A BITE THAT CAN LEAVE YOU ILL
Most mosquito bites leave your skin itchy and sometimes red. Some can leave you really ill and in need of serious medical care. Bites by anopheles [...]
FREE AT LAST!
On November 21, 2013, two loggerhead sea turtles were finally free to go home. They had been at the Israeli Sea Turtle Rescue Centre in Gaash, a coastal resort in Is[...]
ROCK MUSIC IS PICKING UP IN KABUL
In a conservative society like Afghanistan, there is a strong musical culture, but rock music is not commonly heard. These days though, more an[...]
Do swans take boat rides? A dog dressed up as a policeman? Is this normal behavior for animals? Find out in our slideshow below!
For more interesting pictu[...]
LIGHTING UP LIVES
In the video "Plastic bottles of light", we see how an engineer, Tony Lopes, makes lives easier in South Africa through very simple ideas that use no electricity[...]
These are bottles that give out light. No electricity or batteries are required. Is this possible? With some imagination and a love for tinkering, it is!
FAMOUS WALL ART ERASED
Graffiti is words or drawings that have been made illegally on a wall or surface in a public place. Some see it as a form of art while others see it as vand[...]
YOU'LL BREEZE THROUGH THIS
If you live in a place where hurricanes can happen, it may be a good idea to know what hurricanes are all about. Our latest quiz is on this very violent[...]
DON'T GET BLOWN AWAY!
You might have heard about the recent cyclone in Somalia and typhoon in the Philippines. Have you ever wondered about the difference between a cyclone, typ[...]
A COOL QUIZ ON A HOT TOPIC
What is happening to our global temperature? Do you know when the warmest decade happened?
Try this quiz to find out!
(Psst... we have a video on [...]
AN EVENTFUL WEEK IN JAPAN
From exciting sporting events to a celebration of children ... lots of things happened in Japan last week. Watch today's slideshow to see what made for a[...]
COULD THIS WORD BE IN YOUR NEXT SPELLING LIST?
On November 19, 2013, Oxford Dictionary named "Selfie" the new word of the year. The word is defined as "a photograph that one has t[...]
A ROUNDABOUT TRIP
The journey that carbon makes is a long and neverending one. It is called the carbon cycle which is the movement of carbon as it is recycled and reused through[...]
WHY CAN'T WE DRINK THIS SOUP?
This is not a soup that your mother would ever make. Do you know what it is made of? In today's quiz, you will be tested on this very special soup. T[...]
A SEASON OF COLOURS
“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” Author L.M. Montgomery wrote in her popular children's book, Anne of Green Gables.
How beautiful [...]
FANTASTIC FLYING MACHINES!
Those of you who love aircrafts will know these names - Apache, Hornet, F-16, A380 ... the list goes on. Do you know that they are on display at the Dub[...]
BEWARE: SLIPPERY SURFACE AHEAD
The Whiz Times brings to you some exciting pictures of sports on ice!
Ice hockey fans in the USA were treated to awesome action at ice hockey mat[...]
On November 18, 2013, twelve states in the USA Midwest were struck by several tornadoes and intense thunderstorms. Washington town in the state of Illinois see[...]
The trash that we throw away everyday could go one of four ways - burned, recycled, composted or buried in landfills.
A landfill is usually used to bury trash in[...]
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