Week 3 term 4Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Dogs Take Center Stage At New York's Halloween Costume Parade

On Saturday October 26th, over 500 dogs of various breeds ranging from terriers to Chihuahuas to Bulldogs, arrived suited in elaborate costumes to strut their stuff at the country's biggest Halloween canine parade. Now in its 23rd year, New York City's Tompkins Square Dog Parade, which doubles up as a fund raiser, is famous for the extraordinary lengths owners go through, to help their pooches win the coveted 'Best in Show' title.

Video Of The Week - Rich Ferguson Strikes Again With Another Scream-Worthy Prank

Yep, It's that time of the year. Besides all the delicious treats you will receive on the 31st, there will also be plenty of tricks. To get you into the spirit, here is a prank that California-based magician Rich Ferguson recently pulled on some unsuspecting shoppers. It is guaranteed to make you fall out of your chair - literally!

Coming Soon To A Classroom Near You . . . RoboRoaches

With the advent of smart devices, classroom curriculum is starting to become increasingly interactive. Now neuroscience PHD student Greg Gage and his team at Backyard Brains are taking it to a new level with their robo kits that can transform any cockroach into a RoboRoach! All that is required is a smart phone, steady hands and a living insect.
  • DJWednesday, March 26, 2014 at 4:09 pm
    WOW! Wacky
    • DJWednesday, March 26, 2014 at 4:07 pm
      what a wacky dog shw

      Reading Week 3 Term 2Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 1:19 pm

      US Tornado Season Begins With A Massive Twister!

      Though the US tornado season usually in begins in earnest from March and continues till June, things had been a little quiet this year, thanks to a cooler spring that lasted all the way through mid-May, keeping the twisters at bay. But as the temperatures and humidity have risen, the tornadoes have emerged with a deadly vengeance.

      Video Of The Week - Soccer Superstar David Beckham Retires

      With his runway model-like looks and incredible soccer skills, David Beckham stole the hearts of millions of fans all over the world. On Saturday, May 18th, the 38-year old brought down the curtain on his storied 20-year professional soccer career with one final game as honorary captain of the Paris St. Germain (PSG) team.

      San Francisco's Wacky Bay To Breakers Race Attracts 30,000 'Runners'

      On Sunday, May 19th over 30,000 official competitors and thousands of unofficial ones, took to the streets of San Francisco, to participate in 102nd Bay to Breakers, the city's most famous road race. Started in 1912 to bring some cheer to the residents following the devastating 1906 earthquake, the unique event celebrates not only athleticism, but also, the fun-loving spirit of the residents of San Francisco.

      Kenyan Company Transforms Old Flip Flops And Sandals Into Works Of Art

      While experts are still debating over how to clean up the increasing plastic debris in our oceans, one woman is doing something about it - Recycling flip flops and other used sandals that wash up along the shores of Kenya and turning them into colorful works of art.

      The Jersey Shore Shark Attacks Of 1916

      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.

      2013 Gumball 3000 Rally Lineup Includes Street Legal Batmobile!

      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.

      Plants 'Thrive' Next To Friendly Neighbors And Trees 'Gasp' For Water? Interesting!

      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!
      • DJWednesday, March 26, 2014 at 4:15 pm
        • pipi and callumWednesday, June 5, 2013 at 5:37 pm
          This car looked like bat mans car and went 200 mile a hour
          • callumWednesday, June 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm
            This man swame out depe and got cild by a sheak
            • JOSHUAWednesday, June 5, 2013 at 5:29 pm
              • william charleyWednesday, June 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm
                This is about a shark that kills 5 people and three ingerd.
                • Matt and DylanWednesday, June 5, 2013 at 5:13 pm
                  What a SCARY video.
                  • callumWednesday, May 22, 2013 at 5:40 pm
                    they had a tonater shtorm and it did a lote of damijis to some houes and people.
                    • PipiWednesday, May 22, 2013 at 5:24 pm
                      In 2011 there was a tornado
                      • william aramaWednesday, May 22, 2013 at 5:20 pm
                        wow what an incredble big tornado I cant belive how mutch houses that tornado destroyed.From May to June.
                        • MatthewWednesday, May 22, 2013 at 5:19 pm
                          WOW what a big tornado !!!
                          • lily.v. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 5:18 pm
                            I wouldnt want to live there
                            • PipiWednesday, May 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm
                              There was a tornado in usa
                              • AWATEAWednesday, May 22, 2013 at 5:14 pm
                                THERE IS A WILD TORNADO DISTROYING THIS TOWN

                                Reading Groups: please readMonday, March 11, 2013 at 11:30 am

                                Mr. KirklandPlease choose an article to read. Once you have read one, please tell me what the article is about and what you thought of it. Post your comment at the bottom.Thank you Mr Kirkland

                                Canines Demonstrate The True Meaning Of 'Best Friends Forever'

                                To declare to be Best Friends Forever (BFF) is easy - All one has to do, is say it loudly and exchange a bracelet or two. However, a true BFF is one that helps out when the other is in trouble, not just once or twice, but for an entire lifetime, if needed - That is the kind of friend that six-year old Milo has become for his best buddy, Eddie, who recently lost his eyesight.

                                Sydney's Original Doll Hospital Turns 100!

                                In this day and age when we have a tendency to toss toys that are even slightly worn, it is tough to believe that there is a 'hospital' where dolls along with their accessories like prams, as well as, all kinds of beloved stuffed animals can be repaired and brought back to their original glory. What is even more amazing is that such a place has existed for a century and is still going strong. Welcome to Sydney's 'Original Doll Hospital' that celebrated its 100th birthday, on February 22nd, 2013.

                                Welcome To Coober Pedy - Australia's Bustling Underground Town

                                Walk into the small Australian town of Coober Pedy on any given day, and you will get the eerie feeling of an abandoned ghost town - One where even the structures seem to have been razed to the ground, leaving behind just barren land. So why even call it a town? Because that's exactly what it is, complete with 4,000 plus residents of 48 nationalities all of whom - Live underground!

                                Cairo Invaded . . . By An Army of 30 million Desert Locusts!

                                As if battling against a government they don't approve of is not enough, the people of Egypt now have another foe to deal with - One that they are almost helpless against - A thirty million strong army of Desert locusts that showed up on March 2nd, 2013 in the Southern region of the country's capital, Cairo.

                                Video Of The Week - World's Longest Water Slide Was Open . . . Only Two Days!

                                When charities are trying to raise money, they usually do it with mundane things like selling raffles, holding auctions or having bake sales - But not two Auckland residents, who lived up to their life's motto of 'living more awesome' by constructing the world's longest and muddiest water slide - A 650 meter (2,132 feet) monster - All to raise awareness and funds for people suffering from depression.

                                Skyflash Gives You Wings!

                                Jetpacks are not new - Yvoss 'Jetman' Rossy and many other daredevils have been using them for years. However, even they are going to be a little envious of these new wings that allow the wearer to soar into the skies from the ground, instead of having to be launched from 26,000 feet above.

                                While Pigs May Never Fly, Squids Sure Do!

                                Though rumors and anecdotes about squids flying over the Pacific Ocean have been circulating since 1892, nobody had been able to substantiate it with scientific evidence. This was largely because observing these elusive creatures in the wild is a little difficult, thanks to the fact that they spend most of their lives underwater. Now some Japanese marine biologists have not only confirmed that they fly, but also, unveiled how the cephalopods take-off, move through the air and land back gracefully.

                                Video Of The Week - Tiny Mini Cooper Performs An Amazing Back Flip

                                The Mini Cooper is known for many things - Its affordability, great driving dynamics, good fuel efficiency and even, accommodating insane number of adults, albeit for a short period of time. Now the car makers have one more thing to brag about - It is the first car to ever perform a somersault on snow.
                                • jalukaWednesday, March 26, 2014 at 4:04 pm
                                  if I had the money I definitely by that!!!!
                                  • jalukaWednesday, March 26, 2014 at 3:56 pm
                                    if I was there at the time I would so do that!!!!
                                    • LucySunday, March 2, 2014 at 8:31 pm
                                      I wonder what the temperature is in under there.
                                      • JalukaWednesday, February 19, 2014 at 3:00 pm
                                        I wonder if a house has ever caved in before.
                                        • pipi phillips Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 11:20 pm
                                          the first one how drive on ice doing a flip
                                          • awatea kapaThursday, March 14, 2013 at 12:16 am
                                            This is about the worlds biggest waterside. I think that it would be heaps of fun and scary to go on this waterside because it is ginormous.

                                            Check these articles out! WEEK 4 Term 1 2013Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:09 am

                                            It's A Slam Dunk For Eddie The Sea Otter!

                                            Watch out Kobe Bryant! A new star has been born - one that flips in slam dunks after slam dunks without, breaking a sweat. Meet basketball's latest sensation, Eddie a Southern sea otter that resides at the Oregon Zoo.

                                            Homeless Man's Honesty Pays Back In Spades

                                            On February 9th, 2013, Kansas City resident Sarah Darling was walking along the street when she encountered a homeless man by the name of Billy Ray Harris. Instinctively, she reached into her change purse and emptied out all the coins she had into his collection can. Little did either realize that this small act of generosity, would change their lives forever.

                                            Create 3D Objects From 'Thin Air' With The Awesome 3Doodler

                                            Let's face it, though building models for school projects can be fun, they can be very time consuming not to mention difficult especially, if the structures have to be 3 Dimensional. But if WobbleWorks LLC has its way you will soon be able to create anything you want from thin air - All you will need is some creativity and the magical 3Doodler!

                                            Video Of The Week - Pancake-omatic, A Contraption Even Wallace And Gromit Would Be Proud Of

                                            If the Pancake-omatic was available commercially, the advertisement would probably read something like this - 'From freshly laid eggs to fluffy pancakes in just a minute' ! Alas, this contraption which even Wallis and Gromit would have approved of, is one-of-a-kind built just for its amusement value!

                                            World's Best Female Rock Climber is Just . . . 20 Years Old!

                                            Rock climbing, where participants ascend or descend natural rock formations is not an easy sport. It requires not only physical strength, but also, complete mental concentration. But don't tell 20-year old Sasha diGuilian that. This fearless girl who has been dominating the sport ever since she entered the fray, is just getting warmed up.

                                            Ahhhh! It's Raining Spiders In Brazil

                                            Here's some advice for those of you that are scared of spiders - Don't visit the town of Santo Antonio da Platina in Brazil. And if you do, steer clear of telephone wires or you may witness what 20-year old web designer Eric Reis did when he left a friend's house on Sunday February 10th - Thousands of the creepy arachnids precariously dangling off the wires.

                                            Wave Skiing Anyone?

                                            If you are an avid skier, right about now, you are probably moaning and groaning about the end of the season and wondering what you are going to do for the rest of the year. Here's an idea - How about wave skiing? Sounds a little crazy? It sure is, which is probably why there are extremely few people in the world that have even tried it and only one, that seems to indulge in it on a regular basis.

                                            OMG - The New Kid In Class Is A . . . Robot!

                                            On February 5th, 2013, the fifth grade students at Japan's Higashihikari Elementary School welcomed a new student. However, unlike other newcomers, he was not shy and seemed to instantly recognize all 119 kids by their names. Impressed? You will be even more so, when you find out that Robovie is not human but a robot, masquerading as a fifth-grade student!
                                            • AndreTuesday, May 12, 2015 at 5:10 pm
                                              that would be so cool to look after
                                              • bradenWednesday, March 26, 2014 at 4:16 pm
                                                I don't want to go to brizil
                                                • bradenWednesday, March 26, 2014 at 4:07 pm
                                                  looks cool
                                                  • oliverWednesday, March 26, 2014 at 4:06 pm
                                                    A man was really in to sking . So he water skied in the sumer.
                                                    • bradenWednesday, March 26, 2014 at 3:59 pm
                                                      looks cool

                                                      Check these out!!!! WEEK 9 Term 4 2012Monday, December 10, 2012 at 1:27 pm

                                                      Mr. KirklandHi my little DarlingsMake sure you read the article carefully.Please post a comment giving me a sentence on what the article was about and then a comment about what you thought about the article.ThanksMr Kirkland

                                                      Video Of The Week - Psy's #1 Fan Maybe A . . . .  Cockatoo!

                                                      After PSY's Gangnam Style video went viral on YouTube, many people have tried to recreate the South Korean singer's magic with their parodies. However, nobody can even come close to his latest fan - A cockatoo!

                                                      Rare Disorder Turns Pennsylvania Teen Into A Real-Life Sleeping Beauty

                                                      While being called a 'Real-life Sleeping Beauty' because of her unusually long sleeping bouts may sound glamorous, nothing could be far from the truth for 17-year old Nicole Delien. In fact, the Pennsylvania teen whose longest snooze has lasted for a record 64 days wishes she could just be a normal, sleep-deprived teenager!

                                                      Lucky British Students Get To Test Super Cool Interactive Desks!

                                                      For the last three years, a group of lucky 8-10 year olds have been involved in a super-exciting experiment - To see if replacing traditional pencil and paper with hi-tech interactive desks would help improve their math skills! But before we tell you the obvious results of this 'study' let's talk about the more interesting part - The desks.

                                                      Pong - The Video Game That Started It All, Turns 40!

                                                      November 29th, was a landmark day for anybody that has ever touched a gaming console - That's because it was on this day, 40 years ago that Pong, the first successful commercial video game was introduced to the world.

                                                      35-mile Laser Rainbow Lights Up New York Skies To Honor Hurricane Sandy Victims

                                                      From Tuesday November 26th to Thursday November 28th, New York residents were treated to an unusual but glorious sight - A 35-mile rainbow that lit up the cloudy night skies all the way from Manhattan to the hurricane ravaged Brooklyn. The spectacular color spectrum was not a freak act of nature, but a powerful work of art created by German artist Yvette Mattern.

                                                      A Work Of Art Worth Jumping Up And Down 'For' Or Should We Say 'On'?

                                                      Let's face it - Art shows can get just a tad boring. After all, how many exhibits can you ooh and aah over? Unless of course, you are one of those lucky people that live in South-East Russia and was fortunate enough to visit the Archstoyanie art festival where one of the art installations this year, happened to be 'Fast Track' - The world's longest trampoline!

                                                      Dogs That Can Drive A Car? You Better Believe It!

                                                      It is often said that you cannot 'teach an old dog new tricks', but either these three New Zealand pooches have never heard of the idiom or have decided to prove otherwise by learning a skill that even most of you have yet to master - Driving a car!

                                                      Your Morning Cereal Has Never Looked So Delish!

                                                      Ready-to-eat breakfast cereals have come a long way since Denver businessman Henry Drushel Perky introduced Shredded Wheat (1893) and Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his brother William Keith Kellogg created Granose Flakes (1804) and Corn Flakes (1895), respectively. Not only is today's cereal much more decadent, but it is also, quite colorful. This, is what Ernie Button set out to explore and highlight with his rather unusual photography collection that he cheekily calls 'Cerealism'.

                                                      New York City Lights Up World's Largest Menorah To Mark Start Of Hanukkah

                                                      Yesterday after sundown, thousands of people gathered at New York City's Grand Army Plaza to witness the lighting of the world's largest menorah. The 32-foot high, 4,000 pound gold-colored steel candelabrum that had to be lit with the help of a cherry picker, marked the beginning of Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights.
                                                      • isaacTuesday, May 12, 2015 at 5:24 pm
                                                        I like the song
                                                        • AndreTuesday, May 12, 2015 at 5:22 pm
                                                          i wonder how they trained the bird
                                                          • allardSunday, April 13, 2014 at 11:55 pm
                                                            that is so cool I want to have one cocatoe
                                                            • allardSunday, March 16, 2014 at 12:38 am
                                                              i didnt know that cocatoes culd sing
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                                                                dunwandrinFriday, March 14, 2014 at 2:17 pm
                                                                that is so cute how hes saying opa gangnam style i wish my cockatoo did that
                                                                • jame and arloWednesday, March 5, 2014 at 3:01 pm
                                                                  that is so cool I wish I had on.
                                                                  • allardWednesday, March 5, 2014 at 2:55 pm
                                                                    that is funny inded
                                                                    • alexWednesday, March 5, 2014 at 2:52 pm
                                                                      I never knew cockatoos could sing
                                                                      • williamWednesday, August 7, 2013 at 5:49 pm
                                                                        he is funny.
                                                                        • josheWednesday, May 22, 2013 at 5:21 pm
                                                                          if i lived there i would be amazed
                                                                          • RhiannaMonday, March 11, 2013 at 4:29 pm
                                                                            It is about a bird seing ganim stiyl
                                                                            • summer.Monday, December 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm
                                                                              I thougt it was fantastic. how do dogs do it. It was about dogs dancing to gangnamstyle
                                                                              • Silas and RynMonday, December 10, 2012 at 3:15 pm
                                                                                New yourk is a place with tuns of lights.It was held in 2012 december 10th, it has happynes, joynes and sadly this is the end of our gomments
                                                                                • briannaMonday, December 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm
                                                                                  this is about a girl that slepedfor 34 days
                                                                                  • ari/mattMonday, December 10, 2012 at 3:12 pm
                                                                                    A trampoline that huge to see the other exhibtis must have everybody boucing around.
                                                                                    • roxygirl13579
                                                                                      roxygirl13579Monday, December 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm
                                                                                      was so funny
                                                                                      • roxygirl13579
                                                                                        roxygirl13579Monday, December 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm
                                                                                        the parrot song of gagmstile
                                                                                        • roxygirl13579
                                                                                          roxygirl13579Monday, December 10, 2012 at 3:09 pm
                                                                                          the dogs are so cute the story was about dogs dancing to gagmstile and learingthe dance moves.
                                                                                          • zoeMonday, December 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm
                                                                                            cool i never new dogs could drive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                                                                            • lucyMonday, December 10, 2012 at 3:06 pm
                                                                                              how sad.
                                                                                              • briannaMonday, December 10, 2012 at 3:05 pm
                                                                                                this is about intaractive desk that studeds are yusing i wish i had won
                                                                                                • bellaMonday, December 10, 2012 at 3:03 pm
                                                                                                  it was about a teenager girl that could sleep for 64 days.i wish i could sleep for that long
                                                                                                  • ari/mattMonday, December 10, 2012 at 3:02 pm
                                                                                                    Spca dogs learning to drive modified cars. All that practice on fake controls and gocarts!
                                                                                                    • HaydnMonday, December 10, 2012 at 3:02 pm
                                                                                                      It was about the city getting lit.
                                                                                                      • maxMonday, December 10, 2012 at 3:02 pm
                                                                                                        I think that is increadibal.the artikal is about a dog driving a car.
                                                                                                        • bella Monday, December 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm
                                                                                                          35 miles
                                                                                                          • jakeMonday, December 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm
                                                                                                            it,s about girl who has a dease that makes her seelp
                                                                                                            • lucyMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:59 pm
                                                                                                              WOOOOW! THIS GIRIL IS SLEEPING FOR AGES you should read this its so interesting.
                                                                                                              • HaydnMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:59 pm
                                                                                                                And stuff where its made in..
                                                                                                                • bella Monday, December 10, 2012 at 2:59 pm
                                                                                                                  it was about a pretty brige that lits up at night. i wish i lived in that place that the brige is in.
                                                                                                                  • jakeMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm
                                                                                                                    why dose this girl seelp for so long it,s amzing
                                                                                                                    • jakeMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:56 pm
                                                                                                                      how do,s she seelp for so long
                                                                                                                      • maxMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:55 pm
                                                                                                                        The cocatoo was very funny i thought.The Artical was about a cacatoo danceing to guminstyl.
                                                                                                                        • bellaMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:55 pm
                                                                                                                          othis story is about sme amazing dogs that can drive cars. i wish i could drive a car
                                                                                                                          • lucyMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:54 pm
                                                                                                                            I thought that dog had heaps and heaps of great talent.
                                                                                                                            • BELLAMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:53 pm
                                                                                                                              it was about the oldeds video game in the waorld. i wish i could play that
                                                                                                                              • HaydnMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:53 pm
                                                                                                                                It was about a dog driving a car!!!!!!!!!!!
                                                                                                                                • lucyMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm
                                                                                                                                  this is an fantastic article about a dog that can drive and understand english.
                                                                                                                                  • MannyMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:49 pm
                                                                                                                                    how do the dogs dance
                                                                                                                                    • jakeMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:49 pm
                                                                                                                                      how do dogs dance
                                                                                                                                      • Bianca.Monday, December 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm
                                                                                                                                        Hey that was funy how the dogs were danecing to gundin stile.
                                                                                                                                        • MannyMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm
                                                                                                                                          The dogs is cool dancing to gangan style
                                                                                                                                          • maxMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm
                                                                                                                                            Wonder how the dogs learnt to dance.The artikal was about dogs learning to dane to gamin style.I thought the dogs were funny.
                                                                                                                                            • HaydnMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm
                                                                                                                                              It was about the dogs dancing to Gangnam style.
                                                                                                                                              • ari/matt/danMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm
                                                                                                                                                It was amazing that a parrot could copy gangnam style.
                                                                                                                                                • briannaMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm
                                                                                                                                                  I THINK that will be hard if i was a dog and i wish i had dog like that
                                                                                                                                                  • jakeMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm
                                                                                                                                                    how did thoes dogs lean to dance
                                                                                                                                                    • lucyMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm
                                                                                                                                                      I thought that the dogs were very funny.
                                                                                                                                                      • lucyMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:44 pm
                                                                                                                                                        This article was about dogs dancing gangnam style and the bird was watching TV as well as singing badly with talent.
                                                                                                                                                        • briannaMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:44 pm
                                                                                                                                                          this story is about a dog that can drive a car the dog as tranid for 2months at dogdriving school and now can drive
                                                                                                                                                          • BELLAMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm
                                                                                                                                                            THEY LEARNT BY WATCHIG IT A FEW TIMES. I THOURTG IT 3WAS FUNNY
                                                                                                                                                            • BELLAMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm
                                                                                                                                                              IT WAS ABOUT THE DOGS DANCING TO PSY'S SONG.
                                                                                                                                                              • lucyMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:39 pm
                                                                                                                                                                What a cool video of those dogs they were amzingly clever.
                                                                                                                                                                • BELLAMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:38 pm
                                                                                                                                                                  HI MR K I THOURHGT THAT IT WAS SO COOL BECAUSE IT HAD FUNNY DOGS DANCING.
                                                                                                                                                                  • DuncanMonday, December 10, 2012 at 1:55 pm
                                                                                                                                                                    Hay GanamDog
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                                                                                                                                                                      Mr. KirklandMonday, December 10, 2012 at 1:44 pm
                                                                                                                                                                      Wow! How did the parrot learn to sing??

                                                                                                                                                                      Week 8 Term 4 2012Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10:58 am

                                                                                                                                                                      Why The World's Longest Word Will Never Appear In Any Dictionary Or Record Book!

                                                                                                                                                                      Search for the term 'world's longest word' and you probably find Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis - the scientific name for a lung disease commonly referred to as silicosis. While this is technically true because it is the longest word you will ever see published in a dictionary or for that matter in most places, there are many words that believe it or not, are much longer than that.

                                                                                                                                                                      Chinese Firm Plans To Build World's Tallest Skyscraper . . . . . In Three Months!

                                                                                                                                                                      For some reason being home to the world's tallest skyscraper seems to be something every country is constantly vying for. Now, China too has joined the fray. However, unlike any of the other contenders it is planning to complete this amazing feat in less time than it takes most countries to design a structure - A mere 90 days!

                                                                                                                                                                      Lucky British Students Get To Test Super Cool Interactive Desks!

                                                                                                                                                                      For the last three years, a group of lucky 8-10 year olds have been involved in a super-exciting experiment - To see if replacing traditional pencil and paper with hi-tech interactive desks would help improve their math skills! But before we tell you the obvious results of this 'study' let's talk about the more interesting part - The desks.

                                                                                                                                                                      23rd Makeover Of Sweden's Ice Hotel Is Fabulous And Freezing!

                                                                                                                                                                      Most hotels are lucky if they go through one or two renovations during their lifetime. However this hotel in the tiny village of Jukkasjarvi, Sweden gets a complete makeover every year because believe it or not, it is carved entirely from Ice blocks lugged in from the nearby Torne River. What's even more stunning is that the hotel gets increasingly fabulous each year!

                                                                                                                                                                      Pong - The Video Game That Started It All, Turns 40!

                                                                                                                                                                      November 29th, was a landmark day for anybody that has ever touched a gaming console - That's because it was on this day, 40 years ago that Pong, the first successful commercial video game was introduced to the world.

                                                                                                                                                                      Lava From Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Spills Into The Ocean

                                                                                                                                                                      Hawaii's Big Island is home to some of the world's most active volcanoes. However, none are as dynamic or spectacular as the Kilauea, which has been erupting almost nonstop since 1983. However, its recent explosion was so large that for the first time ever, the lava has made a seven-mile journey right into the ocean, making for some stunning visuals!

                                                                                                                                                                      Will 2025 Highway Patrol Cars Be This Cool?

                                                                                                                                                                      For the past nine years, besides allowing car manufacturers to showcase their latest models, the Los Angeles Auto Show has also challenged auto designers to create their vision of futuristic cars. Past themes have included designs for technology savvy youngsters and the ultimate racing car. This year, the artists were asked to use their imaginations to envision a highway patrol vehicle that would be able to meet a specific region's transportation and general environment needs in the year 2025.

                                                                                                                                                                      Video Of The Week - Holiday Season Begins in Earnest in Rio De Janeiro!

                                                                                                                                                                      With just 22 days left before the big day, Christmas trees are starting to light up in cities all around the world. While each one is stunning in its own way, some are really outstanding, like this floating creation that is an annual tradition at Rio de Janeiro's, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, since 1996.
                                                                                                                                                                      • CHARLIE TOTOTuesday, May 12, 2015 at 5:26 pm
                                                                                                                                                                        ITS SO PRETTY
                                                                                                                                                                        • CHARLIE TOTOTuesday, May 12, 2015 at 5:20 pm
                                                                                                                                                                          THAT'S A LONG WAY FOR LARVA TO TRAVEL
                                                                                                                                                                          • isaacTuesday, May 12, 2015 at 5:18 pm
                                                                                                                                                                            wow that looks cool
                                                                                                                                                                            • CiaraTuesday, May 12, 2015 at 5:17 pm
                                                                                                                                                                              It was braillant it told me loads about volcanons.
                                                                                                                                                                              • DJWednesday, March 26, 2014 at 3:55 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                How cool as
                                                                                                                                                                                • ollieWednesday, February 19, 2014 at 3:01 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                  the volcano eraptid on an island
                                                                                                                                                                                  • lukeWednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2:57 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                    the volcano destroyed every thing
                                                                                                                                                                                    • DJWednesday, February 19, 2014 at 2:55 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                      It looks awessome
                                                                                                                                                                                      • MatthewMonday, March 11, 2013 at 4:41 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                        No wonder they didn't put it i8n a dictionary
                                                                                                                                                                                        • DuncanMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:40 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                          But relly the vido is about one persons favrat game
                                                                                                                                                                                          • DuncanMonday, December 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                            That looks like Modan war fear
                                                                                                                                                                                            • ariThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:24 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                              cool pictures
                                                                                                                                                                                              • vinneaThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:24 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                these cars are so awsome
                                                                                                                                                                                                • vinneaThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                  what a long word
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ariThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                    i wish i had that jeep
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • dunwandrin
                                                                                                                                                                                                      dunwandrinThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                      wow i wish i could have that kind of class
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • matthewThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the lava hitting the water must have made a giant sizzleing sound! And hitting the water after all that time. How did it travel 7 km!
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • vinneaThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:18 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                          they are so lucky!
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • vinnea Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:11 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                            this is so cool i would like to go there.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • maxThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:11 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                              what a awsome christmas tree in reo
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • vinneaThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                i fell sorry for the fish living in the sea because they could die.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • HaydnThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  That's a long word!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • maxThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I learnt that a guy played computer games all day with 10 miniut breaks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • HaydnThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:02 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I wonder if they'll beat the record.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • HaydnThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        They are so lucky to have them!!!!!!!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • HaydnThursday, December 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Awesome ice house, that would be cold in there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • silasThursday, December 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A volcano eraptid!!!!!!!!!!!It makes big eraptrins when the laver hits the water.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • HaydnThursday, December 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              That lava must be hot.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • HaydnThursday, December 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                So awesome veicels!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • HaydnThursday, December 6, 2012 at 2:52 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  To ancient times to modern times is really interesting.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • maxThursday, December 6, 2012 at 2:52 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I learnt that little bits of glass come out of a volcano.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • HaydnThursday, December 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wow, that tree gose really well with the fire-works!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Week 6 Term 4 2012Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 10:45 am

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mr. KirklandHi Room 8Read an article and then respond by summarising what the article was about. Don't forget to share your opinion.Mr Kirkland

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Competition For Title Of 'World's Smallest Dog' Heats Up!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Getting into the Guinness World Records is not easy. But never has the competition been so fierce as the current one faced by these small pooches - All vying for the coveted title of 'World's Smallest Dog'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A Job That Involves Jumping On Mattresses? Seriously?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The next time you get caught jumping on your bed you can tell your parents with a straight face that you are not playing, simply getting ready for a lucrative career in 'Mattress Jumping' - Because believe it or not, there are some people who actually get paid to do that!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Astronomy Fans And Scientists Get Ready For 2012's Only Total Solar Eclipse

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On November 14th, 2012, a narrow corridor of the Southern Hemisphere will be treated to a special celestial event - The only total solar eclipse of 2012. The complete concealment of the sun will only be seen from Kakadu National Park and Cairns in Australia, parts of the South Pacific and a small area off the coast of Chile.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It's Diwali, The Festival Of Lights

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Today, millions of Hindus, Jains and Sikhs all over the world are celebrating Diwali. Also known as Deepavali or the Festival of Lights, it is one of the most eagerly awaited and widely celebrated Indian festivals.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire? Not At This Competition!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      If you are one of those people that just has a knack for telling tall tales and fooling people into believing them, then you are in luck - That's because there is finally a competition where your skills will be appreciated and even be honored with the prestigious title of - 'World's Biggest Liar'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Eighth Guinness World Record Day Inspires Wacky, Weird And Downright Astonishing Attempts!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In 2004, the Guinness World Records book entered its own name in the book as the World's bestselling copyright book. To commemorate this momentous achievement, the company established a Guinness World Record Day - A 24-hour period during which people from all over the world can try break their own records. On November 15th, over 420,000 people took up the challenge and as you have probably guessed the record attempts ranged from simply amazing to downright wacky.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Just In Time For Christmas - Real-Life Transformers Suits!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Right about now, you are probably getting ready to pen your Christmas wish list. If you like most people are already inundated with all the smart gadgets possible, here is an idea that may appeal to you - A life-size Transformers suit!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • allardWednesday, April 16, 2014 at 2:44 am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • briannaWednesday, March 5, 2014 at 9:51 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          this article is about fireworks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SophieWednesday, February 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A dog can weighs 1.5 pounds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • GabbyWednesday, February 19, 2014 at 3:26 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A dog can fit in a spoon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • joshuaMonday, September 2, 2013 at 5:50 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                over how many years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • RhiannaWednesday, March 13, 2013 at 12:07 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Boo Boo Who was 4 inches tall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • zoeMonday, December 10, 2012 at 3:12 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    real transformer suits cool.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Duncan and lucyThursday, December 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      How small are those dogs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • lucy vinneaWednesday, November 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        they are cute and adorible
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • lucyWednesday, November 21, 2012 at 3:34 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          they are so cute
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • silasWednesday, November 21, 2012 at 3:34 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            There are three transformers and they chased a man.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • dreyWednesday, November 21, 2012 at 3:25 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              this is a funny one because he trys to be a bike
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • dreyWednesday, November 21, 2012 at 3:12 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                this was funny
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • RynWednesday, November 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  He's so crazy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Haydn and RynWednesday, November 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    These Puppies are so CUTE and FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • briannaWednesday, November 21, 2012 at 2:46 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      it was about a man who told the bigist lie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • briannaWednesday, November 21, 2012 at 2:41 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        it was about a bed walk and it was boiring

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        WEEK 3 TERM 4Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 7:35 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mr. KirklandHi Class.Check out these exciting articles selected by me!I found them very interesting and amazing.Don't forget to post me a comment of what you thought about an article you read.Mr K !!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Scuba-Diving Spider That Could Teach Us A Thing Or Two About the Sport!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The countless ways in which animals and insects adapt and thrive in environments that would normally be hostile to them is amazing. There are the tiny insects and bacteria that have adapted to living without oxygen, the lizards that shrunk in size when food sources dried up and now, a 'Scuba diving' spider that lives underwater.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Video Of The Week - Austin's Stiletto Stampede

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Austin's annual stiletto stampede is not a marathon by any stretch of the imagination, but it is not for the faint of the heart either. That's because the brave women and men that participate in the 100-yard sprint not only don pink hats, wigs and even fairy wings, but also, stilettos that sport a heel of at least 5-inches!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The World's First Wingsuit Champion Is Crowned

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On Wednesday October 18th, eight of the world's best wingsuit jumpers gathered at the edge of Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, China to participate in the inaugural World Championships of the extreme sport. Originally scheduled to be held on the 13th, the event had to be delayed due to bad weather, a fact that did not seem to bother the contestants who all just wanted to soar in the skies!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        British Scientists Create Gasoline From Thin Air (And Water)!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        With gas prices inching up, as well as, the constant reminder of the harmful environmental impact of fossil fuels, the quest to find another source of fuel has heated up considerably. Over the last few years we have seen many amazing alternatives ranging from electricity to bio-fuel but none come even close to this latest invention - Fuel manufactured from air and water! That is exactly what engineers and scientists at U.K. based Air Fuel Synthesis (AFS) claim to have created.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bolivia's New Jazz Sensation Is Just Seven Years Old And Blind

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jose Andre Montano Baina is taking the Bolivian and the world music scene by storm. He has already performed in the some of the country's top venues including the Legislative Palace and alongside famous musicians like Bolivian rocker Glen Vargas - What's so great about that? How about the fact that Jose is just seven years old and, has no vision!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        'Fearless Felix' Breaks The Sound Barrier!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On Sunday October 14th, over eight million people tuned in to YouTube to watch Felix Baumgartner as he attempted his historic leap, from the edge of Space - And they were not disappointed. Not only did the 43-year old daredevil complete the jump as planned, at the end of the epic event, he simply got up and walked over to greet his cheering fans.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mice - The New Singing Sensations?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You know that squeak you hear from your pet mouse or the pest rodent that is raiding your pantry? Turns out it is not really a squeak, but a sweet melody sung by male mice to attract females. This is the conclusion reached by evolutionary biologist Dustin Penn and his team at the Veterinary University of Vienna in Austria.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Are These The World's Most Annoying Sounds?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        What are the most unpleasant sounds to the human ear? That, was the big scientific mystery that researchers at the Welcome Trust Center for Neuroimaging at UCL and Newcastle University in England wished to solve. So, they recruited a group of 13 people and subjected them to 74 different noises that we encounter in our everyday lives.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rainbow Colored Honey Anyone?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The small town of Ribeauville that lies on a scenic wine route southwest of Strasbourg, France is known for two things - Its vineyards and 35,000 bee colonies that produce more than 1,000 metric tons of delicious amber honey each year. However, since August, while the honey has been as delicious as ever, it has lost its amber hue and instead taken on strange shades of blue, green and even red!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        David Blaine's Latest Endurance Stunt Is The Most 'Electrifying' Of All!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        If you are a fan of the Sorcerer's Apprentice, you will recall the scene where Dave sets up a Tesla coil after which, he and Becky step inside a chain-link Faraday box and get 'hit' by powerful electric currents that magically seem to zap right through them. That is exactly what American illusionist and endurance artist David Blaine did this month for his latest stunt that he fittingly called 'Electrified - One million watts always on!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • pipiMonday, March 11, 2013 at 11:32 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I could belive that a 7 yea'r old could play the piano blind i like it.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • cailinThursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:47 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            wow i hope he gets his eyes fixed some day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • maxThursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              amagin having rainbow coloured honey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ari and MattThursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:42 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Why was there a mouse singing in a microphone? I never new that mice could sing!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • briannaThursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:42 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  its big and ugly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • mannyThursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:41 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the scuba diving spider is ugly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • jakeThursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:40 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      yum rainbow culared honny
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • briannaThursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:38 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        omg can you do that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • jakeThursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I find yelling and craching on the broad very aning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ari and MattThursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:32 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It's so amsazing they have made an alternative to fuel!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • jakeThursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I find sraching on the borad and yelling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • mrdjkirkland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mr. KirklandThursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:27 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                They give me shivers down my back!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • NameThursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:27 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sraching on the bord is anoring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • NameThursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    o my god those sounds are anorning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • BRIANNAThursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      it must be hard to do that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ari and MattThursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wouldn't it hurt landing on concrete? How did they do it in a couple of seconds?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • mrdjkirkland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mr. KirklandThursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:21 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It's amazing!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • silasThursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:20 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I thourt that the bees were cool because they got MaMs and made it into honey.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • BRIANNAThursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:19 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I THOURT THAT WAS AMAZING THAT THE BEES EAT EMANEMS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Haydn and MattMonday, October 29, 2012 at 4:42 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I never knew spiders could make an air bubble to breath under water. It's a shame such a unique spider is disappearing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                WEEK 5 Term 3 - Some exciting articles are in here!Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 7:40 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Mr. KirklandHi Everyone!Please read an article from the list. At the end of the reading, please post a comment of what the article was about. Summarise it in your own words. What happened at the start, and then the middle, and finally at the end?Happy ReadingMr Kirkland

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Amazon Rainforest Deforestation Shows Positive Trends

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                While destruction of rainforests is causing concern in many parts of the world, nowhere is it worse than in the Amazon. Often referred to as the 'lungs of the planet' the 1.2 billion acre rainforest produces about 20% of the earth's oxygen and is therefore, not just crucial for its own ecosystem, but also, for the survival of all living creatures, including humans! Fortunately, the deforestation there trends are slowly but surely, starting to reverse.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A Runner That Makes Usain Bolt's 100-Meter Sprint Seem . . . . Painfully Slow!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Olympics spoiler alert - Usain Bolt has been outrun! How do we know this before the world's fastest man has even run the finals of his signature 100-meter dash? Because, while Usain hopes to complete the distance in 9.4 seconds, Sarah has already done it in a blistering 5.95 seconds. However, in all fairness to the Jamaican sprinter, she does have a slight advantage, because Sarah is not a two-legged human, but a four-legged cheetah!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2012 London Olympics: The Battle Between Swimming's Biggest Stars - Phelps and Lochte, Heats Up!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Now that the 2012 London Olympics have officially kicked off, swimming fans are in for some thrilling head to head confrontations in the pool. While most intense athletic rivalries tend to occur between athletes representing different countries, in this case, the most exciting showdown is expected to be between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte - Both part of Team USA.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Watch For These Teenagers At The  2012 Summer Olympics In London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Every four years, a new breed of determined youngsters make their way to the world's most competitive arena with one dream in mind - To compete against the world's best athletes and make their country proud by bringing home the Olympic gold medal. This year is no different. On the eve of the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, here are a few of the many youngsters you will be cheering on starting tomorrow, and for many years to come.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Video Of The Week - The Science of The Summer Olympic Games

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                if you are wondering how teenagers like Missy Franklin and Katie Ledeky seem to break records so effortlessly, or how Usain Bolt simply bolts past everyone with what appears to be inhuman speed, you are not alone.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2-Year-Old Toddler Gets 'Magic Arms'

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Two-year old Emma's life started out a little shaky - Born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a rare disorder that affects muscle strength and limb movement, she had a hard time lifting herself. However, her condition improved as she grew older allowing her to be a normal toddler in everyway except for the fact that she could not lift her hands. Now, thanks to some amazing technology, a 3-D printer and some caring doctors, the little girl has been bestowed with what she aptly calls 'magic arms'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On Sunday, August 5th, Watch Live As NASA Scientists Experience 'Seven Minutes Of Terror'

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On Sunday, August 5th, 2012, at about 10.31pm PST (1.31pm EST), the world will experience what NASA scientists are calling 'The Seven Minutes Of Terror' - The successful landing of the 2,000 pound Mars Science Laboratory AKA Curiosity on the surface of the Red Planet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Imagine Roaming The Streets Inside This Gigantic Mechanized Robot

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cruising around town in a giant mechanized robot suit is something every kid (and most adults) dream about - Now thanks to the efforts of Japanese artist Kogoro Kurata and Roboticist Watara Yoshizaki, their wishes may come true.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A Cafe For Dogs? You Have To Be Kidding!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                With a special cable television network, hotels reserved just for them, surfing competitions and even beauty pageants, dogs are almost as pampered as humans. So why not a cafe inside which canines can just chill and hang out? Welcome to South Korea's, Dog Cafe!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • RYNThursday, November 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  How can all thoes animals go that fast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • mattlucyWednesday, August 29, 2012 at 7:36 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Emma had problems with her arms and could not lift them. Then her mum went to a conference and found out how to fix them. In the end she could clearly lift her arms and stack lego and blocks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • jakeTuesday, August 28, 2012 at 10:45 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It is relly sad how that gril cant lift arms.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • DanielTuesday, August 14, 2012 at 11:44 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The cheetah can run 61 mph in 5.95 seconds in 100 meter.WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        WEEK 2 Term 3Monday, July 23, 2012 at 1:16 am

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mr. KirklandChoose an article to read.Think about the main ideas of each article. What the article trying to tell the reader?Think about some questions you are wondering.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Robot Fish, Smart Pets And Customized Toyota Star At 2012 Tokyo Toy Show

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tokyo's International Toy Show is always awaited with great anticipation because the toys unveiled at this annual event are usually the most technologically advanced. This year was no exception. During the three-day extravaganza that took place from June 14-June 17th, 141 Japanese companies unveiled over 35,000 new products that ranged from old-fashioned puzzles to smart pets and even, a three-seater car. Here, is a small sample of what you can expect at your toy stores in the near future.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Video Of The Week- The Smart Bed That Makes Itself

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Every kid and adult knows how hard and time-consuming it is to make one's bed. First you have to lift and fluff the pillows, then flatten the comforter and tuck it all the way to the top and last, but not least, place the pillows above. Whew! That's a lot of hard work early in the morning. What's worse is that within a few hours, it is rumpled all over again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Can You Scream For The World's Biggest Ice Cream Cone?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        What's better than having an ice cream cone? How about one that is 13 feet high and filled with one ton of ice cream? That was what the lucky people of Gloucester, England were able to witness and even better, get a sample of, on Saturday June 30th, 2012.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oscar Pistorius AKA Blade Runner Will Race Into History At 2012 London Olympics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        With the 2012 London Olympics just about a fortnight away, all the athletes are training hard - However, none is training with as much passion as Oscar Pistorius, the first disabled runner that has been allowed to compete with able-bodied competitors in the history of the games.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A Cavity Free World? Now That, Would Be Cool!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        While a visit to any physician can be terrifying the one to the dentist has to be the worst of all. One never knows when he/she will shake their head in dismay and mouth out the dreaded 'C' word. However if two scientists have their way, cavities will be a word dentists will never be able to utter again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Video Of The Week - Parrot Gets In Trouble With Law Over Taxi Reservations

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        When retired shipyard worker John McAlinden adopted a parrot from his friends two months ago, he was told that the yellow-headed Amazon was a quiet calm fellow, that hardly ever uttered a word. Nothing, could have been further from the truth.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        San Diego's Comic-Con Convention Allows Adults To Relive Their Childhood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        If you happened to be in San Diego, California from Thursday July 12th to Sunday July 15th, you would have encountered a rather strange sight - Thousands of adults strolling all over town dressed in the wackiest costumes that ranged from popular comic book characters to science fiction heroes to something, they had just put together - Welcome to Comic Con International, a convention which allows adults to act like children again!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Move Over Spiderman, Here Comes Spiderlizard! (VIDEO)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Following the recent release and success of The Amazing Spiderman, stores are over-flowing with all kinds of red and blue superhero costumes. However, this lucky reptile does not need to depend on any kind of fake attire - It is naturally born with an uncanny resemblance to Spiderman.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • jadeWednesday, March 5, 2014 at 3:30 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          this man has two bird parrot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • jahvisWednesday, March 5, 2014 at 3:21 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Nate and AramaWednesday, June 5, 2013 at 5:37 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              a robot dog that has a phone for a saw dog that can dance.nate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • nate and arama.Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 5:28 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                wow an army of iron mans.It was cool seeing iron man because there were army fo iron man kids.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • lily.v.Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A man that got put in the olympics with two artaficl legs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • lily.vMonday, March 11, 2013 at 4:40 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    a frog that looks like spiderman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • cailinMonday, August 27, 2012 at 12:21 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      wow i think if i had those i'll maybe use them for a reason
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        dunwandrinTuesday, July 31, 2012 at 4:53 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the ice cream was cool wish we could eat it would eat it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          dunwandrinMonday, July 30, 2012 at 5:23 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MATTHEW I loved the ice cream article wish we could eat it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • dunwandrin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            dunwandrinMonday, July 30, 2012 at 5:18 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            HAYDN The fake legs were AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • BEO Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 5:30 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              THE ROBOT DOG the robot dog was really cool because it could dance and eat. from bella emma olivia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • DuncanThursday, July 26, 2012 at 5:21 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That was awsome .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ari/danThursday, July 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    i like the talking parrot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ari/danThursday, July 26, 2012 at 5:10 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the funny talking parrot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • briannaWednesday, July 25, 2012 at 9:12 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • ryanWednesday, July 25, 2012 at 5:53 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • derranWednesday, July 25, 2012 at 5:46 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the spiderman one was awesome
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • MatthewTuesday, July 24, 2012 at 4:51 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I liked the robot dog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • HaydnTuesday, July 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I watched the parrot video and I liked the colours on the parrot.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • RYNMonday, July 23, 2012 at 5:52 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I LIKE YOUR COMIC BOOK ONE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • mrdjkirkland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. KirklandTuesday, July 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm
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