Why are people throwing buckets full of ice water on their heads?
Steven Spielberg, Justin Bieber and Bill Gates are among many celebrities pouring buckets of ice water over [...]
It's not just about clowning around though
Around 80 clowns from all over Malaysia took part in an event for Clowns in Malaysia.Â
The event obviously had lots of laughs, jokes [...]
Shivering with cold, a group of boys in a remote village of western India put on their uniforms after swimming across a river to make it to school.
It's a morning ritual for the[...]
Learn to yodel from the Swiss!Â
"Yodelayheeho," sang a group of men in round black hats and bright red waistcoats in the high mountains of the Swiss Alps, and this marks[...]
It is a monkey's world out there!
We all love animals, yes?
Well, in the city of New Delhi, the capital of India, this love of animals has gone a bit far.
THEY ARE NOT MONKEYING AROUND!
Help! Monkeys are taking over the city! This city in question is New Delhi, India's capital city. For a long time now, monkeys have taken over the[...]
TOYS THAT ARE FIT FOR ROYALTY
Play time is always any child's favourite time of the day. This is the time when he or she gets to bring out brightly coloured toys and let t[...]
EXPERIENCE HISTORY FOR YOURSELF
Before cinemasÂ were around, there was the theater. It was a place where people of the ancient world went to be wowed by performances and [...]
THE SWEETEST TRAIN IN JAPAN
Imagine going to a train station to buy a train ticket - only to find that the train tickets are actually chocolate bars! No, they are not tr[...]
RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!
Since medieval times, the bull-run festival has taken place in the Spanish city of Pamplona every year.Â Lasting nine days, the Pamplona bull-run fest[...]
OH FOR THE LOVE OF GRAPES!
Juicy, sweet and bite-sized - it is hard not to love grapes! They are perfect on picnics, in your breakfast cereal bowl and even just as a sna[...]
FOOD FESTIVALS AROUND THE WORLD
What is a celebration or a party without some scrumptious food? Every community has their own favourite food item. However, not every com[...]
NOBODY EXPECTED TO FIND IT
In the Russian city of Veliky Novgorod, archaeologists (scientists who study past human activities) have been working at an excavation site si[...]
MORE THAN JUST A WATER WELL
You may have heard of a water well, or if you're lucky enough, seen or used a water well! In West India, large elaborate wells known as step [...]
ART ON THE STREETS
George Town is the capital state of Penang, Malaysia. Many would also call it the capital of street art in Southeast Asia. In 2008, it was officially [...]
CAN IT BE REAL?
When someone is building castles in the air, it means that they are daydreaming, or making plans that will never come true. However, more than 1400 years[...]
WHAT DID THEY DO?
Like many other soccer fans in the world, soccer fans from Japan have traveled to Brazil to support their country's soccer team in their battle to the [...]
IT WILL NEVER LOOK THE SAME AGAIN
Vandalism has been discovered on a famous rock panel in Utah's Nine Mile Canyon. The canyon has been dubbed the world's longest art gal[...]
This country gets a bad report card when it came to most active
children in the World. You won't be able to guess which one!
Research said that this country is raising a generat[...]
Did you know?
We have just celebrated Mothers' Day (read our guide to "Celebrating Mothers' Day without a dime"), and before you know it, Fathers' Day will be here ver[...]
WHAT A WEEK!
The past week brought lots of interesting moments and events -Â Towering Lego structures, a Prime Minister's face on sweets, a thrilling trophy cup win...
Enjoy the p[...]
NOT THE REAL THING
The Great Sphinx of Giza is a famous ancient statue in Egypt, located near the Great Pyramids. Made of limestone, it has a lion's body and a human head and is a[...]
SO MANY COOL NEW WORDS
The Merriam-Webster dictionary has just grown a little bigger (and heavier). More than 150 new words have just been added to it. Many of them are re[...]
HISTORY LESSONS WITH TEA
Customers who visit Mam Kahlil's cafe in northern Iraq get much more than just fragrant tea and delicious food. They get to gaze at photographs that cover[...]
5 CENTURIES OLD!
In 2003, underwater explorer Barry Clifford discovered a shipwreck off the coast of Haiti. He and his team took lots of photographs of the shipwreck and even brou[...]
CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE PICTURE
Here are the coolest pictures from last week. Scroll down to take a look at them, and let us know which is your favourite picture. You can tell us in[...]
BITE-SIZED NEWS BITS
Why are polar bears fat but healthy?
Polar bears eat lots of fat, but they don't get heart disease like humans would. Scientists have[...]
CUTE BUT NOT SO POPULAR
Japan is known for its "kawaii culture" - a love for anything cute. "Kawaii" means cute. The most famous kawaii symbols of Japan are Hello Kitty and Pokemo[...]
NOT THE STUFF YOU USUALLY SEE IN MUSEUMS
When you hear the word "art", what do you think of? PaintingsÂ in aÂ quietÂ museum? Stony-faced statues that stare into space? Serious art li[...]
Â BEARS, DINOSAURS, GIANT TOYS
The Whiz Times found some really awesome pictures last week and are thrilled to share them with you. Let us know which is your favourite!
You wouldn't believe what the students do at this school!
This school in Lebanon promotes a unique way of being healthy. By making people have a hearty laugh.
Watch this video [...]
A DAY OF COLOUR & JOY
It was Easter Sunday on April 20, 2014. Christians all over the world celebrated the day when Jesus Christ was resurrected after being crucified. We hope[...]
LATEST NEWS IN PICTURES
In this world that we live in, there is always somethingÂ happening. Find out about the latest events around the world in this quick read!
Canine Detective to catch on dog owners?
Fed up of dog dirt underfoot on its streets, a Spanish town has hired a detective to catch owners who fail to pick up after their pets!
Tried and tested pranks from all over the Internet
April Fools day (April 1) is all about the fun of playing pranks.
Of course you know that that pranks should be fun & N[...]
The city of Mumbai in India is one of the world's noisiest cities. Residents face non-stop honking everyday from vehicles on crowded roads. They are fed up and want [...]
WHATS WRONG WITH THIS SENTENCE?
You guessed it. It's missing an apostrophe before the letter S in "WHATS". What does the apostrophe sign have to do with a battle in Britain? Why f[...]
PINK & WHITE EXPLOSION
People in Japan look forward to a very special event every year. Even tourists from all over the world plan their trips so that they can witness this [...]
BUSY LITTLE OTTERS
In southern Bangladesh, otters have a very special job. It involves more than just playing and swimming all day long. They make use of their hunting and swimmin[...]
WITH HEART & DEDICATION
Famous American heavy metal band, Metallica, will be performing in Paraguay on March 24, 2014. A very special band will be the opening act for them - t[...]
YES, IF IT'S MADE OF BREAD!
You might have seen this in bakeries. It's a long, thin and crusty type of bread. It looks somewhat like a baseball bat. Do you know what it is? It isÂ [...]
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LIFE ON THE LAKE
In Cambodia, there is a lake that is inhabited not just by fish and other ma[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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.
FAST FOOD FAD IN FRANCE
The classic American food, the hamburger, is winning over the French. Baguette sandwiches have long beenÂ a favouriteÂ sandwich in France, but many people in[...]
The story of Valentine's Day:
Not all love and mush!
February 14 is Valentineâ€™s Day, the day you can give a flower or some cookies to your friends or family to show them they are[...]
AN INTERESTING END TO THE MONTH
The last week of January 2014 was certainly an interesting one. The Whiz Times brings to you a picture story of various events around the world, fr[...]
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