Kids News - Current Events

Robotic Arm Performs Brain Surgery

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Surgeons in Calgary, Canada made history this week, when they successfully removed an egg-shaped tumor from 21-year old Paige Nickason's brain, using a newly developed robotic system, called NeuroArm.

Why Did So Many Toads Cross The Road?

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Thousands of toads left their natural habitats and took to the streets in two separate incidents in China on May 9th and May 10th. Was it in search of better living conditions or was it because they sensed a pending natural disaster?

The Vegetables Of The Future?

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The Guandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences in China believes it has found a way to end World hunger - By growing super-sized vegetables. The only catch is that in order to grow these huge vegetables, the seeds have to be sent to Space for a two-week orbit around the Earth.

Bay To Breakers - A Quirky Race Where Anything Goes

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Over 60,000 people participated in the 97th annual "Bay to Breakers" race held in San Francisco, California on Sunday. This quirky footrace attracts a whole spectrum of runners from the very serious to those who just want to have fun.

107-Year Old Light Bulb Keeps Going and Going and Going...........

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Fire Station No. 6 in Livermore, Northern California houses a celebrity - a 107-year old light bulb that has been on for over a million hours, rightfully earning the title of the "World's longest continuously burning bulb" by both the Guinness Book of Records and Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

15-Year Old Girl Scout Is One Smart Cookie!

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15-year old Jennifer Sharpe is one happy camper. She not only attained her goal of selling the most Girl Scout Cookies in her troop, but also nationally.  In fact, while there are no official records, it is believed that her sale of 17,323 boxes is the most ever by one person in the 81-year Girl Scout cookie selling history.

Rocket Man Soars Over Swiss Alps!

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Yves Rossy also known as "Fusion Man", always dreamed of soaring in the skies like a bird. On Wednesday, he fulfilled his dream by becoming the first person ever to fly at a speed of over 180 miles per hour, with nothing but a wing and four jet engines strapped to his back. 

Malaysian Man Retires His "Kung Fu" Finger

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Ho Eng Hui mesmerizes Malaysian tourists and locals weekly, with his amazing act of breaking through a tough coconut shell, using Kung Fu techniques - except in his case, he uses just his index finger! Now after eight years, Ho and his battered finger are retiring!

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