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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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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. [...]
IT'S QUIZ TIME AGAIN!
Earlier this month, we posted a video on the plight of cyclists in India. Now it's time for you to dig deep into your memory to answer our quiz questions.
IT'S GETTING WARM IN HERE
During the United Nations climate talks in Warsaw, Poland, earlier this month, there were warnings about a dangerous rise in greenhouse gas emissions. [...]
SEVERE FLOODING IN SOMALIA
A deadly cyclone has hit Somalia in the northeastern region of Puntland. This has caused extremely heavy rain, high-speed winds and flooding. The govern[...]
BIG & BEAUTIFUL
You might have seen some of his sculptures in your city. They are big, bronze and beautiful. They are the work of Fernando Botero Angulo, an artist and sculpto[...]
GET A HIGH SCORE ON THIS QUIZ
The Whiz Times brings to you a brand new quiz. This time, it's on the record-breaking building, One World Trade Center. Try it out!
Here's a hint:[...]
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 MAJESTIC SIGHT!
It is official - One World Trade Center in New York City, USA, will be the tallest building in North America when it is completed in early 2014. It will sta[...]
PREPARING FOR KICK-OFF SEASON
Are you looking forward to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil? Here are some pictures of some national football teams training and warming up before t[...]
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[...]
Imagine leaving your home one day and finding the streets full of rubbish and trash bins overflowing. This is exactly what is happening in Madrid, the capital [...]
HOLY SMOKE! CINDERS & ASHES!
Over the last few days, Mount Sinabung in Karo, Indonesia has been erupting and throwing out thick smoke and ashes. More than 1,700 peop[...]
HELP NEEDED URGENTLY
Super Typhoon Haiyan caused a lot of damage to the city of Tacloban in the Leyte province of the Philippines on November 8, 2013.
Thousands of homes were d[...]
A MUST-DO QUIZ FOR SPORTS FANS!
There is a sporting event that happens only once every four years. Super fit athletes from all over the world come together to compete with each ot[...]
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR ANIMAL FRIENDS?
Hi kids! Here's a little quiz to find out what you know about our animal friends. If you have been visiting The Whiz Times regularly, thi[...]
ROCKETS, LUNAR ROVERS & MORE!
There are lots of exciting things happening in outer space these days. Enjoy the slideshow to find out what our astronauts and rockets are up to![...]
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