IT WAS DEFINITELY SLOW AND STEADY
Recently, The Whiz Times introduced "The world's fastest tortoise" to you. Today, we bring you 2014's fastest snail! Every year, the Wo[...]
Will be the next President of Indonesia
Indonesia is the world's third largest democracy, after India and the United States of America.
They recently went through a l[...]
Hedgehogs are small animals that resemble porcupines. Both creatures have prickly spines on their bodies to protect them from other animals that try to eat them.[...]
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 [...]
A JOURNEY HOME THAT TOOK 40 YEARS
What is your most prized item from your school days? Imagine having that item stolen from you by a complete stranger on one of the most important[...]
In a tragedy that sounds remarkably like one that happened not too long ago, an overloaded fishing boat carrying illegal immigrants has capsized off the coast of[...]
HE THOUGHT IT WAS LOST FOREVER
When 53 year old American farmer Kevin Whitney saw his phone slip out of his shirt pocket, he thought he would never see it again. You see[...]
HER 116TH BIRTHDAY!
On Friday, 4 July 2014, Gertrude Weaver rang in her birthday with a cake, a small party and a new title - America's oldest woman. At 116 years old, G[...]
HE THOUGHT HE HOOKED A SUBMARINE
When Marco LiebenowÂ signed up for a fishing tour, he was not entirely confident of his fishing skills. As he spoke to the spokesperson o[...]
A SURPRISE FOR ALL PASSENGERS
The time was 10.30pm. 160 annoyed, restless and hungry passengers sat in an aeroplane that was not moving. If things had gone according to [...]
SEVEN YEARS ON
When we last saw Harry Potter, he was an adult sending his children off to Hogwarts at the famed nine and three quarters platform at King's Cross station [...]
IT IS A WEIGHTY ISSUE INDEED
When a person is overweight, this means that he or she has more body fat than is good for them. A common way to determine if you are overwei[...]
TO SAVE AN ILL-TREATED ELEPHANT
Rescue workers had to work fast, quietly and in the middle of the night. They had received information that an elephant has been ill-trea[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Just a few minutes ago- Petra Kvitova defeated Eugene Bouchard to win Wimbledon 2014 tournament.
Watch the story in pictures below.
Did you read the story on Wimbledon before[...]
She is talented, smart, hard working and young
With all this, could she win the 2014 Wimbledon tennis tournament?
All eyes are on Canadian Eugenie Bouchard, who many [...]
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[...]
HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS!
A while ago, we brought you the story on the world's fastest car (read about this in the article "This car travels faster than sound!"). Today, we [...]
THE GIFT OF SIGHT
When Yash Gupta was just five years old, he was prescribed his first pair of spectacles. All was fine until one day, when Yash was 14 years old, he bro[...]
SHE HAS ALMOST CAUGHT THEM ALL
Imagine walking into a room that has shelves covering every wall from floor to ceiling. NowÂ pictureÂ Pokemon soft toys crammedÂ into every a[...]
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[...]
When we think of a garage, or a shop that repairs cars, we think of a place where tired cars in need of a refreshment go to get fixed. These places tend to[...]
THERE'S NO STOPPING THEM!
If you have ever participated in a sport before, you would know that your sense of sight is perhaps one of the more important things you need i[...]
A SHOP ON WHEELS
Food trucks are a common sight in America. These trucks are like kitchens on wheels! The owners drive to different neighbourhoods, park along the side o[...]
IT WAS OVERLOADED
Disaster struck on 18 June 2014. The night was pitch black and the waters were choppy. On a small wooden boat, 97 Indonesians were hoping to reach Mala[...]
World's best F1 Car racing champion wakes up after months of
being unconscious after an accident
Did you read the story about champion racer Michael Schumacher being hu[...]
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[...]
HOW AND WHY DID HE DO IT?
Six year old Dylan Siegel was just like any other 6 year old boy. He went to school every day and made friends with his classmates. Like many o[...]
THERE WAS NO WARNING.
43 year old Tsuyoshi Takahashi was rushed to the hospital on 8 June 2014. He had a huge wound on his left arm that required medical attention immed[...]
WHAT AN INCREDIBLE ACHIEVEMENT
Harriet Thompson is not letting age stand in the way of her achieving great things, and achieve great things she did! Although she is stil[...]
Having a ball of a time... and sharing it!
Ethan King is a 15 year old boy from Michigan, USA with a mission - to deliver real soccer balls to needy children who have ne[...]
Â World leaders love sports too!
The FIFA World cup in Brazil will be attended by top leaders from various countries. And why not? After all, it is one of the biggest spo[...]
It was like a scene fromÂ a Hollywood disaster movie.
A massive sandstorm has raged through the city of Tehran. Strong winds have snapped both trees and power cables, plu[...]
The search continues.
On Tuesday, 27 May 2014, a 34 year old British tourist named Gareth Huntley went waterfall trekking in the jungles of Tioman, Malaysia. Although the Mal[...]
She is barely a teenager!
In an astounding feat, a 13 year old school girl Malavath Poorna has scaled the treacherous Mount Everest! On Monday, 26 May 2014, Malavath and[...]
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[...]
Everyone was shocked!
Stanislas Wawrinka, the champion of the Australian Open Tennis Championship, has suffered a shocking defeat in the ongoing French Open Tennis Champio[...]
Big news- the world has two new Prime Ministers- bothÂ in Asia
Two Prime Ministers- both from Asia, have been sworn-in. But both have been very different from each other.Â
IT WON'T BE CHEAP!
If you are looking for somewhere to stay in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the World Cup, you may be able to stay in a very special house. Former football star [...]
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[...]
A TALENT UNCOVERED
23 years ago in Australia, Judy was told that her three-year-old son, Tim Smart, would never talk, go to school or feel real love for her. His doctor had told h[...]
HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE?
The "newest" oldest person in the worldÂ may haveÂ just been found! She is 116 years old, lives in Peru and may have beaten the previous "oldest person" record[...]
BUT THEY ARE FOR DISPLAY ONLY
What do you do with chocolate? You would probably pop it into your mouth andÂ eat it, right? Well,Â not Mr Patrick Roger.Â HeÂ is no ordinary chocolatier[...]
A VERY IMPORTANT GUEST
Guess who's going on a tour in the Far East? It's a very important man. Some say he is the most powerful man in the world. Wherever he goes, he is surrounde[...]
THEY DIDN'T FIND IT FUNNY AT ALL
A hairdresser in London, Britain wanted to attract more customers to his salon, so he put up a cheeky advertisement. And boy, did it attract atten[...]
HE HAS 22 OLYMPIC MEDALS!
While the great swimmer Ian Thorpe is no longer able to swim competitively, another great swimmer is planning to go back into the pool. He has won 22 Oly[...]
On December 29, 2013, retired Formula One champion Michael Schumacher was badly hurt while skiing in France. He had slammed his head hard on a rock and injured h[...]
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