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A baby boy who was born in a Bangladeshi storm shelter was named after an oncoming cyclone by villagers, who hoped the gesture would protect them from the storm's wrath.
Human coconut peeler in Panama!
Biting through though layers, the “Coconut Peeler”, Andres Gardin is able to peel 500 coconuts in six hours using only his teeth and hands! But he[...]
A new study reveals that we would be able to recognize words from our Ice Age ancestors who walked the Earth some 15,000 years ago!! Yes Ice Age language had many words meaning and[...]
US President Obama and his wife Michelle have two daughters: Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11.
And they have a unique strategy for keeping his daughters from getting tattoos: threatening [...]
This bad man tried to rob a fast food joint. And got
chilli in his face.
SYDNEY, May 2013 (AFP) - A quick-thinking worker at a takeaway food store in Sydney (Australia) has stopp[...]
Bollywood celebrates 100th birthday!
Bollywood would be celebrating their 100th birthday later this week!
In this article, we will be taking a look at its milestone for the [...]
First Lamborghini, now Ferrari. Who will drive them?
It is quite a common sight to see the stunning fast-speed luxury Ferrari in Dubai.
But whose car is this? I bet you’d be su[...]
Jackie Chan, the Hong Kong martial arts film star, plays a character that brings back ancient Chinese artifacts to China from foreign countries in a new film. In real life, he want[...]
Early bird gets the worm. And in Singapore, those who take the MRT (or subway or metro rail as it is called in many countries) early, get a FREE METRO RIDE! How much do they charge[...]
What did they do with the bag of money?
With that money, you could have unlimited supply of food and clothes, or you could even save up for the future where you might need it mo[...]
Balloon flight across the sea! Who did it?
To most of us, it is a dream to float along with giant helium-filled party balloons mid air, getting drifted with the wind.
Is there a link between a sports star and the shape of their face? Maybe yes, say some people.
The shape of a man's face can help predict his sporting acumen, according to a study[...]
Singapore Botanic gardens aim for UNESCO heritage status
Singapore, one of the world's most densely populated countries, is campaigning to get its 154-year-old Botanic Gardens dec[...]
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala to pen life story
Do you remember Malala Yousafzai? Malala was a brave girl who stood up for education in girls.
Here is a little recap: On 9 Octob[...]
Cambodia’s ancient finger dance
There are just so many types of dance; Hip hop, ballet, jazz, finger dance… Finger dance?? Yes, Finger dance too!
Let’s find out more about finger[...]
Full bloom Cherry trees: Simply Beautiful
Spring is here again!
In Tokyo, Japan, cherry trees have reached a stunning full bloom.
It is easy to know it is peak season is when [...]
Innocent children in jail- can this mother save them?
Many of us have water, food, access to doctors and live reasonably clean, protected lives. Our children go to schools, get e[...]
New pope elected
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina is the new Pope and will be known as Pope Francis. Why the name Francis?
VATICAN CITY, March 14, 2013 (AFP) - Argen[...]
Can PSY do better than Gangnam Style?
South Korean rapper Psy says he would release the highly-anticipated follow-up to his global hit "Gangnam Style" in April, and hold a large c[...]
"Do my daughter's homework": This 'Boss' ordered
SHANGHAI, Feb 28, 2013 (AFP) -
A Chinese boss ordered nine employees to do his 12-year-old daughter's homework![...]
In Malaysia: the state of Sabah under attack. What's happening there?
KUALA LUMPUR, March 4, 2013 (AFP) - In Malaysia, the far-off state of Sabah on it's Borneo island i[...]
You must have seen and heard street musicians play on the streets and entertain people. Sometimes also called 'buskers', these guys get on the streets and start playing music impro[...]
Family Style Lunch for students
Some schools in Philadelphia, USA, are saying Bye-bye to long lunch lines.
Instead, they are encouraging family-style eating.
Yes- it is [...]
Woman claims to have a song stuck in head for three years.
She can't sleep sometimes due to the constant tune of this song. Which song is this, and is this medically possible?
Pope Benedict XVI resigns as Pope- this has not happened in 600 years!
Here's a simplified news summary :
Pope Benedict XVI has said he will step down as the spiritual leade[...]
Craft ideas for Valentine’s Day
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by making your friends and family feel special. Make a heart-shaped card or some “I promise” coupons for your parent[...]
The story of Valentine's Day:
Not all love and mush!
February 14 is Valentine’s Day, the day you can give a flower or some cookies to your friends to show them they are speci[...]
A Video of fireworks on Chinese New Year in Beijing,
Did you read this story on Chinese New Year on The Whiz Times?
If you haven't still, we strongly suggest you do. Be[...]
Celebrate Chinese New Year!
You might think New Year was a month ago when we celebrated the beginning of 2013.
Well, if you enjoyed the last New Year, you’ll be pleased to kn[...]
Cows normally eat grass, right?
Not in one part of Brazil!
Brazil is a country in the Eastern part of South America. It is the biggest country in South America and it is also[...]
Chinese newspaper 'Southern Weekly' gets into trouble with government officials because of publishing stories that government officials did not like!
What happened? Read the ful[...]
Where Are the Happiest
People in the World?
Sometimes you’re happy. Sometimes you’re not.
Can you think of three things that make you the happiest? Can you think of another t[...]
The New Year was brought in with celebrations all over the world. Here are some pictures from some World Famous News Year's countdown locations.
Click on the pictures to make th[...]
What will be your memories of 2012?
Here are some of the major events that took place this year. Some of them were happy events, but some occasions during the year [...]
Festive food for Christmas
What will you be eating this Christmas? See how many of these delicious dishes you have tried!
Roast Turkey in US
In the United States Of Am[...]
End of the World ? Myths busted with scientific theory.
If you are reading this after December 21, 2012, then you can breathe a sigh of relief! Why? Because that’s the date that,[...]
Christmas around the world:
How do you celebrate it?
Different countries have different customs, and here we look at some of the fun things people get up to around the world!
Who delivers your Christmas presents?
We celebrate Christmas in different ways, depending on where in the world we live, and it might surprise you to hear that we all have diffe[...]
Santa Claus fun pictures: The Santa run
London, United Kingdom. December 2012 -- Thousands of people join the Santa run for the "Do It For Charity" event at Greenwich park in Lo[...]
Best Christmas Trees spotted across the Globe
It is the Christmas season, and The Whiz Times is running high quality photo showcases of the various moods of the Festive [...]
Bangkok, Thailand. 5th December 2012 -- Paper lanterns are released in Thailand in honour of His Majesty King Bhumipol's 85th birthday.
The Thai king is currently the world's lo[...]
The text message celebrates its 20th Anniversary.
Back in 1992 on December 3 the first SMS was sent as a simple Christmas greeting, and has since become the most common way for fr[...]
Christmas Nail Art: Jingle Jangle From Your Fingers To Your Toes
The Holidays are just around the corner. So why don't you get into the Christmas spirit with some Christmas Nail A[...]
Protest rally in Egypt's Tahrir Square in pictures.
Miss Ethinc: Beauties with Grace
You have have heard about Miss World and Miss Universe contests. But there is another contest celebrating women of grace and substance. Pictures f[...]
In another story, you might have read about a simple explanation of the Palestine-Israel conflict.
In November 2012, there were attacks again from both sides- Israeli armed forc[...]
The Palestine Israel conflict:
Why are they fighting?
We’ve all seen the results of the terrible air strikes that are taking place in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza strip [...]
You must have read about Angry Birds: StarWars Edition. Now see the kitty edition.
The X Wing and Tie Fighter are in the chase. This time with Luke kitten and Darth kitten in co[...]
The Great Garbage Patch: Why we shouldn’t litter!
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch- try scooping this out!
The Great Pacific Garbage Patch stretches from Hawaii to San[...]
A real fun event: Stiletto Race!
A stiletto race was held as part of the Manila town's Sapatos (shoe) festival, which aims to promote the city's shoe industry.
Manila is the capi[...]
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