Kids News - Current Events
Geoffrey Pyke, a British journalist turned inventor, came up with many wacky ideas. His most famous one was a proposal to build an aircraft carrier from Pykrete - A mixture of water and sawdust - during World War II, when steel supplies were running low. While it was not possible to build it then due to technical difficulties, some brave souls have recenly tried to bring it to life. Unfortunately, the results have been quite disastrous.
On a sunny day the Basilisk, named after a mythical Greek character with magical powers, looks like any common lizard as it basks in the tropical forests of South and Central America. Only when startled by a predator, do you see its unearthly ability to run over the surface of water.
When started as a quest to find the fastest game bird in Europe had today become the world's most sold copyrighted book (a record by itself)! This is not surprising, given that the Guinness World Records is an amalgamation of the most amazing, bizarre, funny and outrageous collection of achievements - human or otherwise. Below, is a sneak peak inside the recently released, 2011 edition.