The world of classical music is buzzing with excitement these days thanks to an amazingly talented young conductor called Gustavo Dudamel. At just 27 years of age, he is scheduled to become the conductor for the LA Philharmonic, one of the best Orchestra's in America, when the current conductor retires in 2009.
Twenty-five year-old Mark Beaumont was on a mission - he wanted to establish a new record for being the fastest man around the world on a bicycle - and establish he did. He completed the trip in about 195 days, breaking the existing world record of 276 days, set by Steven Strange, by a whopping 81 days!
If you live anywhere in the America's, Europe, Africa or Western Asia, get ready for a treat of a lifetime on Wednesday, February 20th - A full eclipse of the moon (a lunar eclipse). While this is the third lunar eclipse in the past year, it is the last one until December 2010. Also it comes with an added bonus.
Archie Oates was only five years old when he was "discovered" by a soccer talent scout (people who look for kids with exceptional soccer skills). As a result, Archie who is now six, was invited to train with some of London's most prestigious football clubs, including Chelsea FC, where he now plays once a week.
Uno, a three-year-old beagle made history yesterday, after winning "Best in Show" at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show held in Madison Square Garden, New York. This is the first time in the 132-year history of the competition that a beagle has won the title and the crowd cheered, giving Uno a standing ovation.