Kids News - Current Events

One Small Bump For Man, One Giant Watt For Energy!

By Meera Dolasia on February 9, 2009
One Small Bump For Man, One Giant Watt For Energy!

It's been a long day - you are driving on a busy road and are about to doze off - then...boink! Your car veers over a speed bump and you're wide awake again.

Cakes Bloopers!

By Meera Dolasia on February 9, 2009
Cakes Bloopers!

How many times have you ordered a cake for a special occasion and discovered that the message on it, is now quite what you intended it to be. Though annoying at the moment, the mistakes are often quite funny in retrospect. Now a site called Cake Wrecks, has made it their mission to document all these little (and big) snafus! Here's a few. 

The Youngest iPhone Programmer

By Meera Dolasia on February 7, 2009
The Youngest iPhone Programmer

Unlike most nine-year olds who spend their energy trying to obtain an iPhone, Lim-Ding Wen spends his energy, creating fun applications for the iPhone.

Titanboa (Titanic) Boas

By Meera Dolasia on February 7, 2009
Titanboa (Titanic) Boas

Fossil hunters in Columbia, recently discovered the remains of snakes so large, they are calling them Titanboas. These giants were believed to have slithering around the Earth about 58 million years ago.

Dolphin Chefs

By Meera Dolasia on February 6, 2009
Dolphin Chefs

The fact that dolphins are intelligent mammals has been known for a number of years, but this latest observation has put them a step closer to humans.

Avoca's Annual Quack Off

By Meera Dolasia on February 6, 2009
Avoca's Annual Quack Off

Avoca is a small village in Cass County, Nebraska. For most of the year, this tiny village of 300 people is pretty quiet - however every year, on the last Saturday of January, it becomes hub of activity, when it hosts the annual Quack-Off Duck Race.

The 11-Year Old Matador

By Meera Dolasia on February 5, 2009
The 11-Year Old Matador

Michelto Lagravere's bull-fighting career began at the tender age of six. It's no wonder that now at the age of eleven, he is already considered a veteran matador.

World Maths Day 2009

By Meera Dolasia on February 4, 2009
World Maths Day 2009

On March 4th, over thousands of students from all over the world will participate in World Maths Day, an online math competition hosted by Australian company 3P learning, in collaboration with Voyager Expanded Learning, a leading publisher of K-12 educational solutions in America.

A Dire Winter Prediction From The Groundhog

By Meera Dolasia on February 3, 2009
A Dire Winter Prediction From The Groundhog

"As I look around me, a bright sky I see, and a shadow beside me. Six more weeks of winter it will be!"  - This was the prediction from "Punxsutawney Phil", the legendary groundhog on February 2nd, the official Groundhog Day.

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