A FAMOUS TOURIST SIGHT
New York City in the USA is famous for many things such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. It isÂ known for itsÂ horse-drawn carriages,[...]
STRONG & DETERMINED
The Russian city of Sochi was home to the 2014 WinterÂ Olympics in February 2014. But it is buzzing with activity once again. This time, the 2014 Winter[...]
HE ATEÂ FLIES!
Like many hikers, German hiker Daniel Dudzisz dreamed ofÂ walking halfway across Australia on a solo trip. He planned to walk 4,000 kilometres from New South Wales to[...]
A DESPERATE SEARCH
A Malaysia Airlines airplane carrying 239 passengers has gone missing. It left Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia near midnight on March 8, 2014 for Beijing, China. But abo[...]
ACTION, LAUGHS & FANTASY
Are you wondering what coolÂ movies you will be able to watch in 2014? Well, there are plenty of exciting new animated moviesÂ to look forward to. The W[...]
PAY TO PEE
Toilets aren't always there when you need them. But when you have to go, you have to go. But you can't go in public or pee in the open. So what do you do?
Airpnp is yo[...]
LET THE CAR DO ALL THE WORK
Brew a cup of coffee, watch a movie or surf the Internet, all while driving a car. Isn't this against the law, or even plain unsafe? Not if you are in [...]
BUT THEYÂ WON'T EAT YOUÂ UP
In Germany, there is a Dinosaur Park and maze in Kleinwelka. It is an amazing park that has more than 200 dinosaur models placed in a realistic forest.[...]
In Hong Kong, pampered pet dogs live a good life. They visit spas for jacuzzis and massage, and now there are even yoga classes for dogs.Â
Suzette Ackermann teaches [...]
SHE EVEN SHARES HER SECRET!
The world's oldest woman turned 116 years old on March 5, 2014.
Misao Okawa lives in a nursing home in Japan. Town mayor, Takehiro Ogura, visited herÂ [...]
POOCHES MAKE GREAT LISTENERS
A library in Estonia gets some very special guests twice a month to listen to children read out stories. These guests are calm and patient listeners a[...]
SUPER OLD BUT ACTIVE
More than 30,000 years ago, a giant virus lived in permafrost in Siberia. It was dug up from deep frozen soilÂ recently when scientists explored an area near t[...]
TOP OF THE LIST
In the 2014 Worldwide Cost of Living survey that was carried out by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Singapore was named the most expensive city in the world[...]
YOU CLIMB, YOU CLEAN
Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, but it is full of garbage!
The hundreds of climbers that climb Mount Everest every year have left a lot o[...]
TINY & MIGHTY
It's small and light, needs no hands to operate and can be worn on your ear. Make a guess - what is it? It's a computer that weighs just 17 grams!
THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING HAPPENING
As weÂ start a new week, let us look back at the past week (February 24 to March 2, 2014) to find outÂ some of the cool things that happened aroun[...]
WE NEED THE SUN
We need the Sun for many reasons - to keep us warm, for food production, for solar energy, to help us see and to prevent our planet from hurtling out into other ga[...]
EARTH HOUR 2014
On March 29, 2014, landmarks across the world - including the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower and the Kremlin - will switch off their lights for 60 minutes[...]
WHAT'S WITH ALL THESE PANDAS?
What are these pandas doing in Taiwan?Â DidÂ all of the world's pandasÂ decide to escape and meet up in Taiwan?
These pandas are made of paper-mache. T[...]
EDIBLE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Vegetables aren't for eating only, it seems. They can also be used to make music. That's certainly what the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra uses its vegeta[...]
MORE SPACE TRIVIA
Who's ready for another quiz on space trivia? This time it's about the storyÂ about the quest for Earth's twin. Read all about it in "The hunt for Planet Earthâ€™s [...]
DROUGHT IN MALAYSIA
It has not rained in Malaysia for a long time. For more than a month, most of Malaysia has been dry. Reservoirs are running low on water but the situation does[...]
IT DISAPPEARED OVERNIGHT!
A giant mango disappeared overnight in Australia. It wasn't from a supermarket or someone's home. And it wasn't to be used for making barrels of mango ju[...]
A SPECTACULAR SHOW
The Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 came to an end with a fantastic party on February 23, 2014. The Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, was packedÂ with thous[...]
VENICE CARNIVAL 2014 - Wonder and Fantasy Nature
What aÂ glorious event it is! The Venice Carnival is held every year in Venice, Italy. This year, the theme of the carnival is Wo[...]
MOMENTS TO REMEMBER
The Sochi Winter Olympics 2014 has come to an end. The last of theÂ competitive events was held onÂ February 23, 2014. The athletes that took part in the Winter [...]
DON'T GET SPACED OUT BY THIS QUIZ!
How amazing is our universe? It's so mysterious, huge, old and fascinating. For more than 2,000 yearsÂ since the ancient Greeks first tried to ma[...]
Visit to Singapore River Safari (pictures)
Singapore has many places for family outings.
One of them is the Singapore River Safari.
It is located in the same area as the Singapo[...]
The third week of February 2014 saw lots of unusualÂ events and happeningsÂ around the world. Our world is far from boring. There is always something [...]
AN EXCITING DISCOVERY
A tooth fossil of a fish-eating dinosaur has been discovered in Malaysia. This is the first dinosaur fossil ever found in the country. Paleontologists estima[...]
DID SOMETHING FALL FROM THE SKY?
On February 18, 2014 at 10am, a loud boom was heard in the Argentina countryside. Residents of the province of Santa Fe felt the ground and buildi[...]
The way to live a longer and happier life is actually quite easy and makes a lot of sense. It involves maintaining healthy habits andÂ wanting to get rid of unhealthy beh[...]
BEAUTIFULÂ Â or STRANGE?
The fashion industry is a very lively one. Fashion designers are constantly trying their best to create unique outfits that people will find attractive. H[...]
FRIENDS & EXERCISE
Many people would like to live a long a healthy life. Life has lots to offer us - happiness, adventures, lessons learnt, entertainment, different experience[...]
LOTS OF SPORTING ACTION
It was an excitingÂ sporting weekend where players rough-and-tumbled their way to victory.
In some sports,Â it is inevitable that players crash into each ot[...]
PICTURESÂ THAT WILL MAKE YOU SMILE
Life has lots of fun and funny moments.Â The Whiz Times brings to you someÂ funny pictures thatÂ wereÂ taken in the secondÂ week of February 2014.
MEET THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN
Every winter in Japan, those planning to visit Mount Zao should be extra careful. They might run into huge snow monsters that are carried to Japan by[...]
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[...]
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.
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[...]
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[...]
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 [...]
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[...]
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