While today, the mere mention of a shark sighting sends shivers down our spines, such was not the case about a century ago. In those days, most people believed that sharks were tame creatures who could be easily scared and had jaws so weak, that even if one were brave enough to come close, it would pose no threat. This belief was reinforced by experts who maintained that sharks would never attack humans, especially in the temperate waters of the United States, unless they were provoked.
Kids News - Current Events
On Saturday May 11th, six thousand cat lovers and their felines gathered in downtown Oakland to participate in the city’s first Internet Cat Video Festival. The block party which began at 3.00pm featured local bands dressed up as cats, comedians telling cat jokes and dozens of booths selling hand-crafted cat merchandise.
On May 18th, 2013, over 120 exotic cars will gather in Copenhagen, Denmark to participate in the Gumball 3000 Rally, a 3,000-mile trek that will take them across 13 counties all the way to the beautiful shores of Monaco. While the lineup will include many specimens of the world's most expensive cars none, will arouse as much excitement and curiosity as the replica of Batman's Tumbler AKA Batmobile.
There are thousands of artisanal ice cream shops that churn out delicious organic frozen treats everywhere. So what makes Los Angeles based Peddler's Creamery so special? They do it the 'green' way, by making the frozen treat, using human pedaled power!
Tomorrow is Mother's Day, which means that you will probably spend the morning toiling in the kitchen making a scrumptious breakfast and serving it to her along with some flowers, chocolates or even jewelry. While your mother will probably thank you profusely so will, the U.S. Government!
If you happen to be anywhere near the coastal town of La Teste-de-Buch in France, you will see an astonishing sight - One that may make you think you are in the Sahara Desert rather than the middle of Europe - A giant sand dune!
On Wednesday, May 1st, 2013, a group of nanophysicists from tech giant IBM unveiled their first production - A Boy And His Atom. However, the one-minute blockbuster that has already won the Guinness World Record Award for the smallest stop-motion film, is not an attempt by the tech company to get into the movie business, but a way to showcase future technology and more importantly, get young kids interested in a future in science, by demonstrating how fun it can be.
The fact that plants do not live a passive life has been known for sometime now. In 2012, a team of researchers led by Professor Nick Smirnoff from The University of Exeter, was able to visually prove that they communicate with each other and now two totally separate research studies reveal that these silent communicators may actually be 'talking' to each other and us!
In the wild, lions, tigers and striped hyenas are fierce competitors, all seeking out the same prey and often even stealing each other's kills! But don't tell that to these five youngsters who believe that they were born to be best of friends.