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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 |
Man Creates 125-Pound Hot Dog

Man Creates 125-Pound Hot Dog

March 26, 2014 – Would you like 100 pounds of fries with that? Food fan Brett Enright created a 125-pound hot dog at the Miami-Dade County Fair in Florida last week. If Guinness record officials verify that that weight is correct, it will be named the largest hot dog in ...... Read more
Giraffe Says Goodbye To Ill Zookeeper

Giraffe Says Goodbye To Ill Zookeeper

March 25, 2014 – The Netherlands' Ambulance Wish Foundation (AWF) grants wishes for people who are terminally ill. Most recently they fulfilled the wish of a man named Mario who worked at Rotterdam's Diergaarde Blijdorp zoo for almost 25 years. Mario has te ...... Read more
Firefighters Sing To Calm Trapped Girl

Firefighters Sing To Calm Trapped Girl

March 25, 2014 – Last Wednesday a two firefighters from Reading, Massachusetts came to the rescue of 4-year-old Kaelyn Kerr, her mother, Kristen Kerr, and her baby brother when they got stuck in an elevator–with a bit of extra help from Disney's movie "Frozen ...... Read more
Burmese Pythons Have An Internal GPS!

Burmese Pythons Have An Internal GPS!

March 24, 2014 – Researchers have discovered that Burmese pythons have an internal GPS navigation system that allows them to find their way back to wherever they consider 'home.' Shannon Pitman of North Carolina's Davidson College and a team of researchers r ...... Read more
Marathon Bombing Victim Dances Again

Marathon Bombing Victim Dances Again

March 24, 2014 – Adrianne Haslet-Davis a professional dancer,  lost part of her left leg in last April's Boston Marathon bombings. She made it her mission to dance again and on Wednesday that mission was successfully accomplished! Haslet-Davis danced the r ...... Read more
Disney Announces 'Incredibles 2', 'Cars 3'

Disney Announces 'Incredibles 2', 'Cars 3'

March 21, 2014 – On Tuesday Walt Disney Company announced that Pixar will release a third 'Cars' movie as well as a sequel to 'The Incredibles!' 'The Incredibles' came out 10 years ago in 2004. The movie's director, Brad Bird, is currently wr ...... Read more
Policemen Punished For Peacock's Death

Policemen Punished For Peacock's Death

March 21, 2014 – Three Pakistani policemen have been temporarily suspended for negligence after they failed to protect Pakistan's Premier Nawaz Sharif's farmhouse, which resulted in one of his peacocks being killed by a cat! The dead peacock was discovered on Tu ...... Read more
Britain's New 12-sided 1-Pound Coin

Britain's New 12-sided 1-Pound Coin

March 20, 2014 – Yesterday Britain's finance minister George Osborne announced that the country is planning to replace its £1 coin (currency in Britain is called a pound) with a 12-sided coin with two different coloured metals. The change is being made in the hopes of m ...... Read more
Dogs' Brains Show Love For Owners

Dogs' Brains Show Love For Owners

March 20, 2014 – American scientists have discovered that the smell of dogs' owners stays in their brain like the way a beautiful perfume or cologne stays in our brains. "When humans smell the perfume or cologne of someone they love, they may have an immediate, emot ...... Read more
Hadfield Eases Fears With TEDTalk

Hadfield Eases Fears With TEDTalk

March 19, 2014 – Chris Hadfield is a lot of things: former astronaut, tourism ambassador, musician, social media phenomenon, and author. After Monday night's motivational TEDtalk in Vancouver, British Columbia, he can also call himself a motivational speaker! H ...... Read more
Meet Betty Simpson, The Instagramma!

Meet Betty Simpson, The Instagramma!

March 19, 2014 – Meet 80-year-old Great Grandma Betty Simpson, the Instagramma! Simpson has cancer and shortly after she was diagnosed her great-grandson Zach Belden, 18, created an Instagram account to update their family on how Simpson is doing. Not long after Bel ...... Read more
Lego Robot Sets Rubik's Cube Record

Lego Robot Sets Rubik's Cube Record

March 18, 2014 – A robot made entirely out of Lego has shattered the human and robot world records for solving a Rubik's Cube over the weekend at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham, England. In a mere 3.253 seconds the smartphone-powered Lego CubeStormer 3 solved ...... Read more
L.A. Subway Dig Turns Up Valuable Fossils

L.A. Subway Dig Turns Up Valuable Fossils

March 18, 2014 – Two-million-year-old fossils were discovered during a dig for a Los Angeles subway system expansion last week. Mollusks, sand dollars, and even a part of a sea lion's jaw were found near the La Brea Tar Pits. The tar pits are made of naturally o ...... Read more
Photographer Makes Sick Kids' Dreams Reality

Photographer Makes Sick Kids' Dreams Reality

March 17, 2014 – Shawn Van Daele has turned children into astronauts, queens, and superheroes, and has even sent them back in time! How? With the power of photography. Van Daele, a Canadian photographer, has been traveling across Canada and the United States for alm ...... Read more
Woolly Mammoth Could Be Cloned

Woolly Mammoth Could Be Cloned

March 17, 2014 – Russian scientists say there is a very good chance they could successfully clone a woolly mammoth. The well-preserved body of a 35,000-year-old woolly mammoth was discovered in Siberia in May 2013. It had samples of blood still frozen inside of it that ...... Read more
Diamond Hints At Water Deep Inside Earth

Diamond Hints At Water Deep Inside Earth

March 14, 2014 – It may not look like much, but a brown diamond found in Brazil is giving scientists invaluable information about the Earth's core. It was discovered in a shallow river in 2008 in the Juina area of Mato Grosso, Brazil. According to scientists, it mad ...... Read more
Fly Me To The Moon...In A Lunar Elevator!

Fly Me To The Moon...In A Lunar Elevator!

March 14, 2014 – Rocket to the moon? How about an elevator to the moon? A lunar elevator isn't as crazy as it sounds and it may be the way that samples from the moon are sent back to Earth in the not-so-distant future, according to the LiftPort Group of Seattle, Was ...... Read more
Brainy Role Models Strike A Pose

Brainy Role Models Strike A Pose

March 13, 2014 – A California-based clothing company has hired brainy and beautiful women to be their models to show that it's possible to be a model and be smart! Betabrand, an online clothing company, recently hired female models who have or working towards gettin ...... Read more
Amelia Earhart To Fly Around World

Amelia Earhart To Fly Around World

March 13, 2014 – What's in a name? A lot, apparently. A woman named Amelia Earhart is going to fly around the world in a plane, a mission that the woman she's named after didn't get to complete. The original Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly ...... Read more
Elephants Rate Human Threat By Language

Elephants Rate Human Threat By Language

March 12, 2014 – They say that an elephant never forgets; it turns out they can also tell the difference between human languages! Elephants don't have the best eyesight in the animal kingdom, but they make up for it with their intelligence. Scientists already know t ...... Read more
ISS Gets Its First Japanese Commander!

ISS Gets Its First Japanese Commander!

March 11, 2014 – On Sunday Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata took command of the International Space Station (ISS) and became the first Japanese national to oversee a manned space mission! This is only the third time in history that the ISS has been overseen by ...... Read more
The 50-Cent Origami Microscope

The 50-Cent Origami Microscope

March 11, 2014 – Stanford University bioengineers have created a new microscope made mostly out of paper that can be used to diagnose life-threatening illnesses in developing countries, not unlike this makeshift microscope. Manu Prakash and his research team h ...... Read more
World's Oldest Hockey Stick

World's Oldest Hockey Stick

March 10, 2014 – The world's oldest hockey stick is up for sale on eBay, and it can be yours for more than $35,000. Mark Presley of Berswick, Nova Scotia bought the stick in 2008 from a retiring barber who had displayed it in his shop for more than 30 years. He ...... Read more
Great White May Be First To Travel To UK

Great White May Be First To Travel To UK

March 10, 2014 – A 2,000-pound great white shark named Lydia is set to become the first of her kind to cross the Atlantic ocean. Lydia was tagged with a satellite tag off the coast of Jacksonville, Florida in March 2013 as a part of a nonprofit ocean research project ca ...... Read more
Dessert Visits The Stratosphere

Dessert Visits The Stratosphere

March 7, 2014 – Dogs, monkeys, homemade experiments, armchairs, and even pizza have all been to space–now it's time for a dessert to shine! Amateur Sicilian scientists launched a polymer clay model of a cannolo, a cream-stuffed pastry native to Sicily, into th ...... Read more
Wake Up And Smell The Bacon!

Wake Up And Smell The Bacon!

March 7, 2014 – Who doesn't love waking up to the smell of bacon? "Bacon experts" behind the "Wake Up and Smell the Bacon" app do and they want to make it possible to wake up to fresh bacon being cooked without having to even get out of bed. The ...... Read more
Australian Man Gets Lost In Own Backyard

Australian Man Gets Lost In Own Backyard

March 6, 2014 – An Australian man had to be rescued by police after he got lost....in his own backyard. The man, known only as Jason, was watching TV when his dog, Mumbles, who was outside started to seem anxious. He looked outside and thought he saw a dingo –a wi ...... Read more
Human Hamster Wheel Apartment

Human Hamster Wheel Apartment

March 6, 2014 – Two performance artists have decided to spend 10 days living on a giant hamster wheel in the name of art. Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder will live, sleep, eat, and even use the toilet on the giant wheel. One of them will be living on the inside of th ...... Read more
Great Wall Gets A Graffiti Section

Great Wall Gets A Graffiti Section

March 5, 2014 – To combat the problem of graffiti, officials have added a graffiti section to the Great Wall of China to give tourists a specific place to leave their mark. Built between 221 and 204 BC, the wall has been around for more than 2,000 years but only recentl ...... Read more
Dancin' For Cancer (For 46 Hours!)

Dancin' For Cancer (For 46 Hours!)

March 5, 2014 – Thirteen-year-old Brittany Wagner attended Penn State University last weekend–not to study, but to cheer on the 700 university students participating in a 46-hour dance marathon to beat cancer. For 37 years Penn State has held a dance marathon, oft ...... Read more