Kids News - Current Events
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!