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 [...]
LIFE ON THE LAKE
In Cambodia, there is a lake that is inhabited not just by fish and other marine life. It is also home to people who live in villages that float on the lake.
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[...]
A BRIGHT & JOYOUS OCCASION
The Lunar New Year falls on January 31 and February 1, 2014. Millions of people around the world throw celebrations to welcome it. This year will be[...]
THE HORSE IS COMING
It's that time of the year again - Chinese people areÂ busy preparing to welcome the LunarÂ New Year, the most important traditional Chinese holiday. It is celeb[...]
A GOOD & MUDDY TIME
In Bali, Indonesia, buffalo racing is an old tradition. It takes place in the middle of a wet field where two water buffalos are attached to each other. Th[...]
GIVE YOUR STUFFED TOYS A BREAK
Are your stuffed toys bored? If you are too busy or sick to take them on a holiday, a travel agency in Japan has just the thing for you. It takes [...]
WHAT A COOL WAY TO KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR!
As the holiday season comes to an end, let's take a last look at some funny pictures of New Year celebrations. Now it's time to buckle do[...]
A WORLDWIDE PARTY
Sydney, AustraliaÂ kicked off New Year celebrations with a dazzling fireworks display. It was the first in a series of fireworks displays to welcome 2014. A long [...]
THE WORLD GETS READY FOR 2014
People all over the world are preparing to welcome the new year 2014. Some throw lively street parties with lots of music and confetti, some eat grap[...]
FEELING THE JOY
Christmas Day is almost here. It is a time for celebration, giving and reunion. People all over the world are busy preparing to celebrate Christmas Day with their [...]
Â DON'T TRY TO PUSH THEM OVER!
Stonehenge is a fascinating monument that makes many people wonder why it was built. It's as if a giant child played with his giant building blocks a[...]
RUN! THE CEILING IS COMING DOWN!
The ceiling of a famous London theatre fell on the audience during a performance on December 19, 2013. Around 80 people were hurt.
During a per[...]
JUST LIKE GIANT BUILDING BLOCKS
Somewhere in southwest England, on Salisbury Plain, there is a circle of standing stones. They are not the regular stones that you throw into the l[...]
HEY! ISN'T THAT SANTA CLAUS IN THE WATER?
Santa Claus surprised visitors at some aquariums this Christmas season. It was a wonderful sight to behold - Santa swimming with sharks, [...]
A BASIC NEED
Clean water is a basic need. We all need clean water for drinking, cooking and washing.
InÂ developed and most developingÂ countries, clean water flowing from taps i[...]
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[...]
A TOUGH & DANGEROUS JOB
Goose barnacles are a very special Christmas treat. People pay lots of money to buy them for their juicy flesh.
It is not easy to catch them thoug[...]
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.Â For Christians, itÂ is a celebration ofÂ the day that Jesus Christ [...]
CURSIVE VERSUS KEYBOARDS
Have youÂ ever learntÂ cursive handwriting? If you have, you may be one of theÂ minority left inÂ your generationÂ who knows how to write in cursive.
AÂ 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[...]
ROCK MUSIC ISÂ 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[...]
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[...]
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 NEXTÂ 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[...]
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.
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[...]
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[...]
CYCLISTS IN INDIA'S BIG TRAFFIC SQUEEZE
Have you ever been in a crowded place and felt really uncomfortable? Well, cyclists in India are uncomfortable AND afraid for their lives[...]
Snakes, planesÂ & ear wax!
So many things happened around the world in just one week! Find out
more in our awesome slideshow!
WHO MOVEDÂ OUR WATER?
China is a huge country. Northern China is dry and crowded but its southern part is wet, so it has to transfer water from the south to the north. The dams[...]
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[...]
World's tallest man's wedding photos and more
What a party!
Who doesn't know what the world-famous Sydney Opera House looks like? It is on the world heritage list after all. And yesterday, the 20th of October, was this amazin[...]
Million Dollar Artwork!
Children in a school in London had been learning about great artists in their art class. So you can imagine how surprised and delighted they were when they[...]
No more Pollution Please!
Mount Fuji is probably Japan's most famous mountain. You may have even seen pictures of it - it's a beautiful, cone-shaped, snow-capped mountain that[...]
It's the New York City Opera!
The New York City OperaÂ has gone bankrupt and has to shut down afterÂ 70 years! This is because it hasn't been able to get the millions of dollars[...]
Mud Challenge in Â France, a car on a para-glider, World War 2 re-enactment and more picturesÂ in this month's Culture round up! Â Â
September is almost over, and we bring to you t[...]
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