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[...]
Great Australian swimmer, Ian Thorpe, has been unlucky lately. First, he broke his shoulder when he fell a few months ago. Then he went for operations to correct his shou[...]
The year was 1913. A young man from Germany was taking a nature hike when he decided to throw a bottle into the Baltic Sea. His name was Richard Platz, the son o[...]
HE FLEW A LONG WAY!
What an exciting life baby Prince George must lead! The precious eight-month-old baby of Britain's Prince William and Duchess Kate went on his first official t[...]
SHE NEEDS A BREAK
It was unexpected and shocking. The tennis match was between the world's number one and number 78. Serena Williams was expected to win the match. After all, she [...]
THESE WON'T CRUMPLE EASILY
Mr Shigeru Ban of Japan likes to make houses. He uses cardboard tubes, bamboo, fabrics and recycled materials. Why doesn't he use bricks, cement or stee[...]
NOT HIS TWIN BROTHER
People usually take a second look at him to make sure their eyes are not playing tricks on them. The man is chubby, has a round face and a similar haircut. Bu[...]
SHE EVEN SHARES HER SECRET!
The world's oldest woman turned 116 years old on March 5, 2014.
Misao Okawa lives in a nursing home in Japan. Town mayor, Takehiro Ogura, visited herÂ [...]
Who said what? Top quotes from Oscar Awards 2014
The following is a list of key quotes from the 86th Academy Awards held Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood:
Who is the new Chief at Microsoft?
Did you say Bill Gates? Well, you need to think a little harder. Mr Bill Gates is probably the most recognizable person at Microsoft but he is n[...]
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[...]
HE ATE TURTLES, BIRDS & FISH TO SURVIVE
InÂ December 2012, Jose Salvador Albarengo set sail from Mexico andÂ drifted at sea for the next 13 months.Â He was found on January 30, 2[...]
NOT JUST IN THE MOVIES ANYMORE
In science-fiction stories and some futuristic movies, cars can fly at the touch of a button. Well, this fantasy may very well come true soon.
THE WONDERS OF MUSIC
In Indonesia, many children can't wait to see Sara Michieletto perform. She plays wonderful, soothing classical music to children and brings them lots of joy.[...]
YOUTH VS EXPERIENCE
The youngest player in the women's Australian Open Tennis Championships defeated the oldest player despite a huge 27-year age difference.
MELBOURNE, January 1[...]
KEEPING THEIR FINGERS CROSSED
Family, friends, fans and doctors of retired seven-time German Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher have been keeping their fingers. Schumac[...]
THEY AREN'T ALWAYS SO SERIOUS, YOU KNOW?
Leading a country is a very serious and important job. Presidents and Prime Ministers have to be very careful about what they say. But who[...]
HE COULDN'T RUN FOREVER
Did you enjoy reading about Ronnie Biggs, the "Great Train Robber" who passed away on December 18, 2013?
We have prepared a quiz for you based on the f[...]
DO THEÂ SHAKY SHAKY WALK
Have you seen tightrope walkers at the circus? They walk on a tight wire high above the air using only their bodies to keep their balance. Sometimes, tig[...]
THE END OF AN EVENTFUL LIFE
Ronnie Biggs, the "Great Train Robber", passed away on December 18, 2013. He was 84 years old. Biggs had suffered a series of strokes in recent years.
JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES
Protesters held a demonstration (protest) in Washington, DC, USA on December 16, 2013. They were dressed as spies and posed with equipment such as fake "sh[...]
SAYING THEIR FINAL GOODBYES
Nelson Mandela, a global icon of freedom and forgiveness, has been buried in his home town of Qunu in South Africa, bringing to a close ten days of c[...]
Â BIG & BRAVE HEART
He was born with no arms and legs. But he sure has a big and brave heart. Nick Vujicic was born with tetra-amelia syndromeÂ in 1982 in Australia. As a child,[...]
WHAT HEAVY SHOES YOU HAVE!
MORE THAN 400KG! That's the weight of Mr Zhang Fuxing's ironÂ 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 HaiyanÂ had a pleasant surprise -Â pop megastar Justin Bieber! HeÂ had flown in toÂ 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 beenÂ 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 wasÂ theÂ much-respectedÂ 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 Miyazakiâ€™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?Â 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 MunroÂ 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!Â
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 theÂ name means and what the organisation does...but for now, the news is[...]
What a Whiz!
He's onlyÂ 10 years old...but he's already in university!Â 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[...]
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