Kids News - Articles for Grade 8

Cell Phone Battery Dead? Yell At It!

By Meera Dolasia on May 11, 2011
Cell Phone Battery Dead? Yell At It!

How's this for an excuse the next time you are caught yapping away on your cell phone or singing loudly to the music on your iPod? I was just charging it! If the team of scientists from Korea's Sungkyunkwan University have their way, that is exactly what you may be doing pretty soon!

Record Number Of Hot Air Balloons Drift Across The English Channel

By Meera Dolasia on April 10, 2011
Record Number Of Hot Air Balloons Drift Across The English Channel

On Thursday April 7th, the skies above the Dover strait were filled with colorful hot-air balloons all trying to make their way across the English Channel, in a bid to establish a World record for the most balloons to cross the Channel, simultaneously.

Eight-Grader Pulls Off The Ultimate Football Fake Out!

By Meera Dolasia on November 9, 2010
Eight-Grader Pulls Off The Ultimate Football Fake Out!

A Texas eight-grader and his football coach are making the headlines this week, for pulling off what will probably go down as one of the most amazing and hilarious tricks in the game's history.

Who Knew Dinosaurs Could Look So Cool?

By Meera Dolasia on September 27, 2010
Who Knew Dinosaurs Could Look So Cool?

Dinosaurs usually invoke images of large scary looking monsters. However, the recently unearthed fossils of two exotic species - Ones with multiple horns or spikes on their heads definitely, debunk the conventional image.

La Tomatina - World's Biggest Food Fight!

By Meera Dolasia on August 26, 2010
La Tomatina - World's Biggest Food Fight!

Always fantasized about having a food fight? They you need to head to Bunol, Spain to participate in the world's biggest annual food fight - La Tomatina, a festival where you can pelt total strangers with tomatoes and face no repurcussions!

Cheese Rollers Go At It Again!

By Meera Dolasia on June 2, 2010
Cheese Rollers Go At It Again!

It's dangerous, it's crazy and this year it was even illegal - But that did not stop cheese rolling enthusiasts from running or rather tumbling down the 200-yard incline of Cooper's Hill in Gloucestershire, in pursuit of a 7lbs wheel of Double Gloucester cheese.

A Hotel Where Guests Can Pedal For Their Dinner!

By Meera Dolasia on May 8, 2010
A Hotel Where Guests Can Pedal For Their Dinner!

While we have heard of people singing for their dinner, pedaling for one, is a new concept - Especially, when you are a guest at a four-star hotel. But that is apparently what guests at the recently opened Crowne Plaza in Copenhagen, are being offered in exchange for a free dinner!

Iceland's Spectacular Volcano Eruption Causes Chaos

By Meera Dolasia on April 15, 2010
Iceland's Spectacular Volcano Eruption Causes Chaos

Yesterday's spectacular explosion of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökul volcano partly melted the glacier above and not only caused a major flood resulting in the evacuation of seven hundred people, but has also left air passengers stranded across six continents!

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