HEY, GOT A MINUTE?
We know you have homework to do, swimming lessons to attend and soccer friends waiting for you at the park. But if you have a few minutes of your time, come spe[...]
NEVER A BORING DAY
All sorts of things happen around the world everyday - funny, sad, amazing, weird, wonderful ...Â It would take a person hours to read all the news about every s[...]
IT'S SOMETHING IN THE WATER
When an animal is near its predators, it usually tries to get away as fast as possible to avoid getting eaten. However, a recent study showed strange f[...]
Â GIVE IT YOUR BEST SHOT
Let's start with a silly riddle.
Q: What do you call a deer who can't see?
A: No eyedeer! (Get it? No idea!)
Deer are amazing an[...]
When you think of deer, does Bambi come to mind?Â In the famous Disney cartoon "Bambi", the young male deer wasÂ cute and gentle. But in real life,Â deer can be dangerous [...]
FASTER THAN THE BLINK OF AN EYE
They are about the size of a sesame seed and their brains are as small as a salt grain. You would think that these insects are small and weak which[...]
CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP!
In poor countries where water and sanitation standards are low, many types of diseases can spread easily. There is a particular type of disease called amoebic d[...]
What do you do when you see a bee buzzing around you? Do you run away so that it won't sting you? Or do you stay cool and ignore it? A beekeeper in China can s[...]
Canine Detective to catch on dog owners?
Fed up of dog dirt underfoot on its streets, a Spanish town has hired a detective to catch owners who fail to pick up after their pets!
SIT TIGHT AND FEAST YOUR EYES...
... for you are about to see some fantastic pictures of events that took place in the first week of April 2014! From earthquakes to Darth Vader to[...]
WHEN THEY ARE SOMETHING ELSE!
The containerÂ had comeÂ from Africa. It was a six-metre-long shipping container that was marked as carrying one tonne of coffee berries. It had to pas[...]
AN OLD UNANSWERED QUESTION
It is a debate that has been going on for over 140 years. Biologists have still not found an answer that everyone can agree on. They all want to know th[...]
Wing have been flappingÂ lately at the Natural History Museum in London, Britain. Wonderful colours fly about and delight people of all ages. They are extremely l[...]
PLAYFUL LITTLE SWIMMERS
In our video story called "These otters have a very important job", we talked about how useful otters can be to fishermen in Bangladesh. They are also abso[...]
BUSY LITTLE OTTERS
In southern Bangladesh, otters have a very special job. It involves more than just playing and swimming all day long. They make use of their hunting and swimmin[...]
TAKE AÂ BREAKÂ ...
... andÂ have a look at some ultra-cool pictures that were taken all over the world in March 2014. From huge dogs toÂ wearable beanbags to bicycles on walls ...Â th[...]
SURPRISE! WE'RE HOME!
Did you know that pythons can find their way home from more than 30 kilometres away? This is exactly what some Burmese pythons did after they were released f[...]
SHH! THEY MAY HEAR YOU!
In cartoons or stories like Dr. Seuss' "Horton Hears a Who!" elephants can speak and understand EnglishÂ perfectly well. You know that in real life, elephan[...]
A FAMOUS TOURIST SIGHT
New York City in the USA is famous for many things such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. It isÂ known for itsÂ horse-drawn carriages,[...]
HE ATEÂ FLIES!
Like many hikers, German hiker Daniel Dudzisz dreamed ofÂ walking halfway across Australia on a solo trip. He planned to walk 4,000 kilometres from New South Wales to[...]
BUT THEYÂ WON'T EAT YOUÂ UP
In Germany, there is a Dinosaur Park and maze in Kleinwelka. It is an amazing park that has more than 200 dinosaur models placed in a realistic forest.[...]
In Hong Kong, pampered pet dogs live a good life. They visit spas for jacuzzis and massage, and now there are even yoga classes for dogs.Â
Suzette Ackermann teaches [...]
POOCHES MAKE GREAT LISTENERS
A library in Estonia gets some very special guests twice a month to listen to children read out stories. These guests are calm and patient listeners a[...]
WHAT'S WITH ALL THESE PANDAS?
What are these pandas doing in Taiwan?Â DidÂ all of the world's pandasÂ decide to escape and meet up in Taiwan?
These pandas are made of paper-mache. T[...]
Visit to Singapore River Safari (pictures)
Singapore has many places for family outings.
One of them is the Singapore River Safari.
It is located in the same area as the Singapo[...]
The third week of February 2014 saw lots of unusualÂ events and happeningsÂ around the world. Our world is far from boring. There is always something [...]
AN EXCITING DISCOVERY
A tooth fossil of a fish-eating dinosaur has been discovered in Malaysia. This is the first dinosaur fossil ever found in the country. Paleontologists estima[...]
THEY HAVE RHYTHM
Imagine seeing a cockatoo playing an instrument in a band. Or a bonobo clapping its hands to your favourite song.
Some animals seem to have a sense of rhythm tha[...]
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.
AN EASY PEASY QUIZ
On February 13, 2014, the Whiz Times presentedÂ a story about the unfortunate incident of killer whales beingÂ stranded in New Zealand - Nine killer whales found [...]
MOMENTS OF LOVE
The Whiz Times brings to you a special Valentine's Day slideshow that will warm your hearts. These cuddly baby animals love to hang out with their lovingÂ mummies.
AN UNUSUAL INCIDENT
Conservationists in New Zealand are struggling to understand why a pod of nine killer whales (or orcas) died at a beach on the South Island of New Zealand. The[...]
Dogs were everywhere - in the judging ring, sleeping in corners, on grooming tables ...
The one thing we know for sure is that these dogs were all ready to put on[...]
Isn't it amazing how animals, like humans, can be so attached to their partners? Poor Arturo the polar bear is certainly not having an easy time coping with lonelines[...]
A BEARY SAD STORY
Arturo is a 29-year-old polar bear that lives in a zoo in Mendoza, Argentina. He is not a happy bear. In fact, he has been very sad for a long time. Can you gues[...]
THEY CALL IT A "WHOPPER"
A giant jellyfish has washed up on a beach in Australia. It measures 1.5 metres and was discovered by a family on a beach in Tasmania, Australia. Scientis[...]
IT'S JUSTÂ A COSTUME!
On February 6, 2014, a gorilla escaped from Ueno zoo in Tokyo, Japan, and ran out onto the streets. A fake gorilla, that is.
The gorilla was actually an anim[...]
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[...]
ANDÂ IT TASTES LIKE CHICKEN
A pizza restaurant in Florida, USA, serves a very special dish - python pizza. Called the "Everglades Pizza", this special pizza contains Burmese python[...]
WHAT A STINKER!
It was an explosion caused by a most unusual reason - cow's flatulence.
BERLIN, January 28, 2014 (AFP) -
90 cows can pass a lot of gas. So much so that the built[...]
NOT A QUIZ FOR THE LAZY
We have a new quiz for you today.Â You'll have toÂ do some workÂ though, as you'll have to read our earlier story toÂ know the answers to the questions.
KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH
Snow leopards in India are being tracked by scientists using GPS (global positioning system) technology.
SHIMLA, January 22, 2014 (AFP) -
In the cold India[...]
AN AMAZING RELATIONSHIP
Have you ever heard someone say, "As lazy as a sloth"? There is a story behind that saying.
PARIS, January 22, 2014 (AFP) -
Sloths are animals that live [...]
Each year,Â hundreds ofÂ people around the worldÂ die from being buried by avalanches. It is important to rescue victims as soon as possible.Â Victims whoÂ are buried un[...]
A FINE BALANCE
There are many ecosystems on planet Earth. Each organism in an ecosystem plays an important part in keeping it in balance. In our story "Ecosystems are hurt when la[...]
PETSÂ TAKE TO THE SLOPES
A tortoise beat a rabbit in a skiing competition held for pets and their owners in China.
Cats and dogs faced off against other animals such as a rooster [...]
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[...]
NO DRAGON FOR THIS LITTLE GIRL
Australia's national science agency has said sorry to a seven-year-old girl for not being able to make her a fire-breathing dragon.
THEY ARE FIERCE BUT WE MUST PROTECT THEM
Large carnivores such as lions, wolves and pumas are gradually dying off. TheirÂ decline is a danger to Earth's ecosystems, a study has fou[...]
They are known as the great hunters of the sea. The sight of a shark's dorsal fin rising out of the sea strikes fear in people. If you see a dorsal fin coming t[...]
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