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LET'S PLAY A LITTLE GAME
We hope you enjoyed our slideshow of the exciting and beautiful opening ceremony of the 2013 SEA Games. We have prepared a little quiz for you. If you're [...]
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!
The 27th SEA Games was launched in Myanmar on December 11, 2013. It was a spectacular event that was filled with fireworks, pop stars, dancers and music. The [...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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 [...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
UP, UP & AWAY!
What a sight to behold! Huge, colourful balloons all blown up and ready for flight. These are not balloons that you can hold with a string at a birthday party. [...]
WATCH THEM WHIZZZ BY!
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is a modified-pickup truck racing series. The Ford EcoBoost 200 is a 200-mile (321 km) NASCAR Camping World Truck Serie[...]
DOUBLE, DOUBLE, TOIL AND TROUBLE!
Sounds familiar? Those of you who have read or watched the famous Shakespeare play, Macbeth, would know this phrase.
Poison can be found in ma[...]
WHAT A COLOURFUL SIGHT!
Would you look at that? What fun it would be to take part in such a huge and colourful party! Lots of people dressed up in fancy costumes and wearing brigh[...]
THE "EXTREME" QUIZ!
Here's a quiz on some of the biggest, tallest and coldest stuff we know.
Put on your coolest thinking cap and score the highest score!
IT'S QUIZ TIME AGAIN!
Now that the week is almost over, let's try this quiz. The answers to these questions all come from this week's stories. You can use the search bar[...]
Are you a Hobbit Fan?
Director Peter Jackson gave fans a sneak peek of what's happening with his latest movie yesterday 5 November, revealing he is working non-stop to get "The H[...]
Kumamon's New Royal Fans!
He is instantly recognised all over Japan and and has 300,000 Twitter followers. Who is he? He's Kumamon, an oversized cartoon bear!
Kumamon now has 2[...]
In New York!
Right now, the world's tallest Ferris wheel is the Singapore Flyer, in Singapore. But soon that title will be taken over by a new Ferris wheel that will be built in N[...]
Many Disappointed Fans!
Are you a Jonas Brothers fan? Then you might be a bit disappointed when you hear that the Jonas Brothers are breaking up, at least for now, they announce[...]
The Oscar-winning animator's new movie and retirement
"The Wind Rises" is Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki’s latest production.
It is also his farewell piece.
"The Wind Rises"[...]
Yum or Yuck?
A restaurant recently opened in Los Angeles....nothing strange about that right? What if we told you it is America's first toilet-themed eatery! Yes that's right![...]
It's the World Biggest Pumpkin!
New York is smashing records as it turns the world's largest pumpkin into the centerpiece of a haunted garden made entirely out of pumpkin for Ha[...]
Some Very Cool Moves!
A Japanese breakdancer has spun and somersaulted his way into the sport's global finals to be held in South Korea next month after winning a regional competi[...]
Tiny little DJs!
Have you always wanted a DJ in your family? Well if you have a baby brother or sister, maybe you could ask your parents to send them Baby DJ School so you can hav[...]
There's a lot of history here!
A cinema where the very first films in the world were screened way back in 1899 is set to open today. That's right - it's the oldest cinema in the w[...]
An Exciting Event for Asian Movie Fans!
The Busan film festival is Asia's biggest film festival and it was kicked off last night (3 October) in the South Korean city of Busan.[...]
He Certainly Wowed the Crowds!
Most The Whiz Times readers would have heard about the popular TV talent show American Idol. Did you know there is also an Arab Idol contest? Th[...]
China's Massive New Movie Complex!
China will soon have its very own answer to Hollywood. What is it? It's the Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis!
QINGDAO, September 2013.
Who knows what a Beluga Whale is? They are beautiful, white sea creatures usually found in the Arctic Ocean. They are also very clever...clever enough to paint[...]
Here's a Clue for you: He's the Bear from 'Darkest Peru'!
Here's a question for all you book-loving whizzes: which bear from a popular children's book wears a duffle-coat, c[...]
Great Music and Fun All the Way!
One of the world's largest music festivals opened over the weekend. What is it? It's called Rock in Rio and it was kicked off by US pop star Bey[...]
Who Got Listed in this Famous Book?
An amazing 12-year-old rollerskating boy and a skateboarding goat are some of the newest Guinness world record holders!
The new list for [...]
Many Famous Artistes to Perform!
One of the most important classical music festivals opened recently in Bucharest, Romania. Do you know what it is? It's the Enescu internation[...]
Get Covered from Head to Toe in Tomatoes!
Here's the scene: people wading through a sticky, red mess and hitting each other with tonnes of squishy tomatoes. Are they crazy? No[...]
A Fabulous Street Party in London!
Dancing, music, colourful floats, sparkly costumes and yummy street food...sounds like the stuff a carnival is made of, right?
He's a Super Star for Sure!
Your parents might remember a boyband called N Sync. Maybe even you might have heard of it. But if you're a pop music fan, then you must know of Just[...]
Screaming Fans Greet the Boys!
Leicester Square in London was full of thousands of screaming teenage girls earlier this week.
Why? Because British boyband One Direction l[...]
China's School of Rock!
With neat ponytails and perfect grades, these four eight-year-olds from China hardly look like rock-stars.
But looks can be deceiving because these[...]
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?
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 [...]
The Story of Shah Rukh Khan - Bollywood's King!
If you are Indian, you probably know who Shah Rukh Khan is. If you don't know who he is, Shah Rukh Khan, or 'King Khan' as he i[...]
He's Back in Action!
Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan is back in action after brain surgery last month for an injury he got while performing a stunt for an upcoming film.
What a Treat for Avatar Fans!
All you 'Avatar' movie fans, here's some good news for you! The Canadian director of the smash movie James Cameron is making three sequels to the fil[...]
She Fights for Girls' Education!
A new, super-cool super hero has hit the screens of Pakistan TV. Who is it? It's Burka Avenger, a cartoon superhero disguised in a flowing bla[...]
British Rain in New York!
It's really hot in New York these days and New Yorkers are always looking for ways to cool down. They miss cool weather and they miss the rain!
A Theme Park for all you Movie Fans!
All you kids living in Asian countries, especially in and near Malaysia, here's some great news for you!
KUALA LUMPUR, July 2013 (AFP/The Wh[...]
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