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WHAT HEAVY SHOES YOU HAVE!
MORE THAN 400KG! That's the weight of Mr Zhang Fuxing's iron shoes! Mr Zhang lives in China and believes that walking in such heavy shoes is good fo[...]
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[...]
SAYING GOODBYE TO NELSON MANDELA
On December 5, 2013, South Africa lost the man many consider to be its "father". Mr Nelson Mandela finally passed away after a long illness. He[...]
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS GREAT MAN?
Millions of people all over the world have been mourning the death of South Africa's favourite son, Mr Nelson Mandela. There are lots of sto[...]
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[...]
PAYING TRIBUTE TO A GREAT MAN
On December 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela passed away. He was 95 years old.
Nelson Mandela was the much-respected symbol of South Africa's anti-aparthei[...]
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[...]
UP, UP & AWAY!
What an awesome feeling it is to be able to fly without being in an aircraft! Did you read the story about the 'Jetman' who did just that around Mount[...]
World's tallest man's wedding photos and more
A not-to-be-missed Movie!
One very important film was shown for the first time in South Africa yesterday 3 October. Can you guess what this film is?
It's a long-awaited movie on[...]
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[...]
A not-to-be-missed Event Next Year!
Last month, we brought you a story about preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The Winter Olympics is an important an e[...]
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"[...]
A Very Important Role
US President Mr Barack Obama has named Mr Jeh Johnson, to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
What is the Department of Homeland Security? It is [...]
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[...]
Another Win for Vettel!
Remember we told you all about Sebastian Vettel, the amazing Formula One racer, who won the Grand Prix in Singapore last month? He's came out on top again [...]
Nobel Season Continues!
Yet another Nobel prize has been awarded and this time it's for Literature. And the Nobel Prize for Literature was won by Canada's Alice Munro yesterday [...]
Will she win the Nobel Peace Prize too?
The awards she wins seem to be endless. We're talking about Pakistan's teenage activist Malala Yousafzai who yesterday was awarded the Eu[...]
Not 1 but 3 Chemists!
Their names are Martin Karplus (US-Austrian), Michael Levitt (US-British) and Arieh Warshel (US and Israel) and they won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry yester[...]
It's definitely Nobel season!
The winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Physics are announced. The prize was given out for one of the most important discoveries in science. Wh[...]
3 Incredibly Clever People did!
They are Professor James Rothman, a 62-year-old professor and chairman of the department of cell biology at Yale University; fellow US resear[...]
It's her Second Term!
Have you heard about an organisation called UNESCO? We'll tell you in a bit what the name means and what the organisation does...but for now, the news is[...]
What a Whiz!
He's only 10 years old...but he's already in university! Young Maximilan Janisch who passed a Swiss final high school maths exam for fun is taking a special cours[...]
A man as tall as a baby?
Here's a story about a very short person. In fact, he may just be the shortest person in the world! An elderly Nepalese man who is just 41 centimetres[...]
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[...]
He will finally Stop Growing now!
Remember our story on Myanmar's tallest man, "Big Zaw"? We told you that he was in Singapore for surgery to remove a tumour that was making him[...]
All About the British Royal Family and their Pets!
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II loves her corgi dogs so much that she personally supervises their daily meal and pours the grav[...]
Germany's Chancellor for Another Four Years!
Angela Merkel has been Germany's Chancellor, or leader, for over ten years. And yesterday, the 22nd of September, was a historic d[...]
An Amazing Race for Vettel!
Germany's Sebastian Vettel has done it again! Yesterday, the 22nd of September, took him a step closer to his fourth straight world title after he [...]
He Already has Thousands of Followers!
Yesterday, the 20th of September, was a very important day for technology whizzes around the world. Why? Because Apple's two brand new i[...]
She was one of the Most Powerful Women in China!
An archaeologist is a person who studies how humans lived a long time ago. Now, archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a 7th[...]
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 [...]
A Brave Young Achiever!
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education, is in the news again. This brave young lady has [...]
It's All About the Haze!
If you live in Singapore, Malaysia or Indonesia, you would certainly remember the terrible smog, or haze, caused by forest fires in Indonesia a few mont[...]
A SAD DAY FOR AMERICANS
Twelve years ago, two planes slammed into New York's World Trade Centre, making headlines all around the world. Yesterday, the 11th of September, Ameri[...]
Who Will it Be? Kevin Rudd or Tony Abbott?
Today, the 7th of September, is an important day in Australia. Why? Because Australians all over the world will be voting for a new[...]
Senegal's second woman Prime Minister sworn in, as earlier Prime Minister is dismissed!
Senegal is a country in West Africa. It also has a brand-new Prime Minister and governmen[...]
He is to Receive Special Care from a Team of Doctors at Home!
You know from reading The Whiz Times that former President of South Africa Mr Nelson Mandela is very sick and has[...]
Two 'Dummy Bombs' Left Behind on the Sea Bed!
The last thing you'd expect to be pulled out of Australia's Great Barrier Reef are bombs! But that's exactly what a joint Austr[...]
The Pope is getting Tech Savvy!
Do you know what a 'selfie' is? It's when you take your own picture using a smartphone. But of course you knew this right? But did you also know [...]
Whiz Around the Streets of Paris in a Tuk-Tuk!
The tuk-tuk is a very common sight on the roads of most Asian cities. But did you know that this little three-wheeled vehicle i[...]
He Wins through the Pain!
All you Rafael Nadal fans: did you know your hero has constant pain from knee injuries? But even with all this pain he still wins so many games, incl[...]
An Amazing Exhibition!
Do you know who Leonardo da Vinci was? He was a very famous Italian artist and inventor and is thought by many to be one of the world's most intelligent a[...]
A Special Honour for these Bikers!
In a very rare occurrence, five New Zealand motorcyclists crossed the world's last Cold War border yesterday. Where is this border? Between No[...]
A herd of goats trot along a hot, dusty road in Namibia. It's a dangerous country for these animals because there are all kinds of fierce animals out to get [...]
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[...]
World Leaders Meet to Decide What to Do!
Did you read our story on the million children who have fled Syria as refugees? After reading it, are you wondering about what exactly[...]
Skype Brings the World Closer Together!
Do you Skype? Maybe you do, with your family or friends who live in other countries? For many people, 'Skyping' is a really important w[...]
Spirulina, the New Meat!
It's green, slimy and frothy. It hardly looks like anything you'd like to eat instead of meat or fish. But this edible algae, also known as spirulina,[...]
She's Just 17!
Eleventh-seeded champion Australian tennis player Samantha Stosur was sent crashing out of the US Open yesterday. Who was able to do this to the mighty Ms [...]
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