IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE WEIGHT
When we think of eating healthily, one of the first words that immediately pop into mind areÂ perhaps "diet" or "lose weight". While it is [...]
SIMPLE AND FUN!
Here's a simple science experiment that we can all try at home!Â This experiment is simple for two reasons - we probably already have most of the items ne[...]
MOSQUITOES CAN BEÂ PICKY EATERS TOO
Do you prefer gummy worms to gummy bears? Or perhaps you would rather have aÂ piece of milk chocolate over a piece of dark chocolate? Did you kno[...]
THE GIFT OF SIGHT
When Yash Gupta was just five years old, he was prescribed his first pair of spectacles. All was fine until one day, when Yash was 14 years old, he bro[...]
WHY SHOULDÂ YOU GET ENOUGH SLEEP?
Every night, we should get about eight hours of sleep. However, when we are busy with homework, or when there is an exciting show on tel[...]
WHAT A GREAT SHOW OF FRIENDSHIP!
Danny Keefe is in a suit, a tie and a fedora hat. He sits on the sidelines of the football field, watching his team play on the field in[...]
THEY ARE HELPING PEOPLE
Horses sometimes get a bad reputation. They are known to deliver deadly kicks or throw people off their backs. Even the English saying "horsing a[...]
GIVE YOUR BRAIN A WORKOUT!
These little pictures are genius! Called rebus puzzles, each picture contains some letters that are carefully arranged to hint at a common Eng[...]
Kids can develop,Â perfect their mobile appÂ ideas.Â Then pitch
to investors for funding the project atÂ App Camp Utah
App Camp is a concept targeted at harnessing the imagin[...]
When we think of a garage, or a shop that repairs cars, we think of a place where tired cars in need of a refreshment go to get fixed. These places tend to[...]
MIGRANT WORKERS FEAR A CRACKDOWN
ThailandÂ is usually home to more than 2 million migrant workers - most of them from neighbouring Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. In the past[...]
WHO NEEDS FUR TO BE CUTE?
When we think of pets, we tend to think of cute, cuddly and furry animals. Did you know that animals without hair or fur can be cute pets too? [...]
PSYCHIATRISTS SAY IT IS A GROWING PROBLEM
A person who is easily distracted, always checking theirÂ phone for no real reason and cannot be separated from their phone for [...]
HOW AND WHY DID HE DO IT?
Six year old Dylan Siegel was just like any other 6 year old boy. He went to school every day and made friends with his classmates. Like many o[...]
GIVING OLD COKE BOTTLES A 2ND LIFE
An empty Coca-Cola bottle can be reused as many things, such as a temporary water bottle that you can bring to school for a few days. [...]
WHAT AN INCREDIBLE ACHIEVEMENT
Harriet Thompson is not letting age stand in the way of her achieving great things, and achieve great things she did! Although she is stil[...]
THE WALK AGAIN PROJECT
For non-football fans, here's aÂ mind-blowingÂ reason to join in the count down to the 2014 World Cup. At the World Cup opening ceremony onÂ 12 June [...]
CAN YOUR PLASTIC BOTTLE BECOME A ROCK?
Quick quiz: how long does it take for plastic to biodegrade (decompose)? Answer: up to 1000 years! Plastic was first created in 18[...]
This father is a pancake genius!
Gryphon and Alice Shields are two very lucky children! Their father, Nathan Shields, is a genius when it comes to making pancakes. Just [...]
TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING
Carbon dioxide is an important gas in our atmosphere. It is made up of 1 carbon atom (represented by the chemical symbol "C") and 2 oxygen atoms ([...]
A WORKHORSE THAT YOU CAN CARRY AROUND
Laptops are usually meant for more serious work than tablet PCs. Tablet PCs are usually lighter, more portable and used frequently for casual[...]
EDUCATIONAL & FUN
A new mobile game for children hasÂ become very popularÂ in Thailand. Just a few weeks after its launch in January 2014, it was the most downloaded educational[...]
IT'S ALL IN THE PALM
Biscuits, shampoo, make-up ... they all have a common ingredient. That ingredient comes from a plant that grows mainly in Southeast Asia. Like other p[...]
A TALENT UNCOVERED
23 years ago in Australia, Judy was told that her three-year-old son, Tim Smart, would never talk, go to school or feel real love for her. His doctor had told h[...]
KIDS COOK UP A STORM
Kids these days are becoming more adventurous. They don't only want to eat - they want to learn to cook too!
How usefulÂ it is to be able to cook. Cooking is [...]
YOUR DOG DIDN'T EAT YOUR HOMEWORK
Many students and parents complain that school bags are too heavy. Just lifting the bags onto the skinny shoulders of some kids is enough to tire[...]
PART OF SCHOOL WORK
Have you ever wished that playing games on the Microsoft Xbox Kinect would be allowed in school? For children in some schools, they are actually encouraged t[...]
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[...]
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[...]
AMAZING NEW GADGETS
The Mobile World Congress was held in Barcelona, Spain from February 24-27, 2014. Over four days, visitors to the tech fair were treated to amazing new inven[...]
Most people don't know these WHIZ facts about the Oscar Awards
Fact #1. The Oscar Statuette stands only 13.5 inches (34 centimeters) tall and weighs 3.85 kilos
Fact #2. The ico[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Festival for quality Asian content for children in June
Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) is a festival that brings together content creators and producers along with pa[...]
THEY ARE FIERCE BUT WE MUST PROTECT THEM
Large carnivores such as lions, wolves and pumas are gradually dying off. TheirÂ decline is a danger to Earth's ecosystems, a study has fou[...]
Tablets and Smartphones for kids- the new trend?
Kid-safe tablets and smartphones are hitting the market, giving parents more control over how the mobile devices are used.
A New Project Launched in New York!
New York is a city of fashion and it's quite common to see pictures of really skinny fashion models everywhere. But sometimes when young gi[...]
Shutdown will affect many services and functions. But what exactly is it?
If you've been visiting The Whiz Times often, you probably know by now how governments work, what are [...]
Who does your Child 'Hang Out' with on Social Media Networks?
All you mums and dads: you certainly know that if your tween or teen hangs out with the wrong crowd, it can enco[...]
Bee Venom as Medicine?
Usually when you're stung by a bee, you might go to the doctor to feel better. But patients in China are going to an acupuncture clinic to actually get [...]
BlackBerry Falls Behind in this World full of Smartphones!
In a world full of new smartphones such as the iPhone and Android phones, the good old BlackBerry is struggling to m[...]
A Must-See Movie for all you Apple Fans!
This week, a movie about the life of a pretty amazing man is out in theatres. Who is this movie about?Â
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs[...]
ABBA IS STILL SO POPULAR!
Have you heard of the Swedish pop group ABBA? If you haven't, I'm sure your parents have. Just ask them and they might even sing one of ABBA's songs for [...]
Many Injured, Houses and Crops Damaged
In some sad news from Afghanistan,Â floods causedÂ by heavy rain and hail storms have killed more than 20 people near the capital Kabul over[...]
Get Ready for Some Starry Meteor Fireworks!
Do you just love looking into the night sky, looking at stars, planets or the moon? If you do, you are officially a stargazer!
Would you like to Wash your Face with Soap made from this 'Fatberg'?
Here's some really YUCKY news! A 15-tonne ball ofÂ fat (or 'fatberg') all stuck together was recently brought[...]
The People of Japan say 'Never Again'
Sixty eight years ago, an American B-29 bomber named Enola Gay dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima,Â JapanÂ on August 6, 1945. It had killed [...]
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