Kids News - Current Events

This Fifth-Grader Was Definitely Paying Attention in Class

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Eleven-year old Kevin Stufflebeam, a fifth grader from Allegan, Michigan sure knows his historical facts. In fact, he knows them so well that he recently corrected an 18-year old mistake at the Smithsonian Institutional's Museum of Natural History in Washington.

Move Over Harry Potter - Here Comes Tintin

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This Fall, DreamWorks Pictures and director Steven Spielberg willl start the production of the first of three movies based on Belgium's swashbuckling comic book hero Tintin. While relatively unknown in North America, the comic book series which has sold over 200 million copies worldwide and been translated into 50 different languages, continues to be popular in Europe, 70 years after they were first published.

Olympic torch begins a historic 130-day journey from Beijing

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The symbolic Olympic torch arrived in Beijing, China from Athens, Greece to kick of a 130-day historic relay, counting down to the Summer Olympics. The new Olympic torch, shaped like a Chinese scroll was received with much fanfare by China's President Hu Jintao and thousands of people waving red and white pompoms.

Winners of the DOGONews/Nickelodeon Kids Choice 2008 contest

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Hope you all had fun watching the slimy Nickelodeon Kids Choice 2008 awards on Saturday. We sure did. Now it's time for us to announce the DOGONews contest winners. We were very impressed with your predictions - Most of you got were able to correctly predict three of the six categories.

Without further ado, the winners of the first of many DOGONews contests are.....................

The Oldest Recorded Human Voice

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It is a mere 10-second clip of the French song "Au Clair de La Lune" - yet this first ever known human voice recording by Frenchman Edourado-Leon Scott in April of 1860, has changed history.

Life Is Tough For The World's Tallest Man

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At 8ft 5in, Leonard Stadnik is the tallest man in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. While that sounds really cool and amazing, living a normal life and doing the things we take for granted is a little difficult for this extra-tall man.

Earth Hour 2008 - Switch Off All Lights!

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8.00pm (local time) Saturday, March 29th is Earth Hour. This is when millions of people and businesses around the world will switch off all lights for one hour. The idea behind Earth Hour is to show people how much impact each individual can have in curbing the effects of global warming.

Examine that frosted flake - it could be worth some money!

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Next time you eat your frosted flakes, be sure to examine them - two sisters from Chesapeake, Virginia did and found a flake that resembled the State of Illinois, USA.  They put if up for sale on Internet auction site Ebay - and you will not believe how much they sold it for!

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