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Tour a big city – one pizza at a time!
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Colossal squid is as long as a minibus!
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China creates sidewalk for people who walk and text
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Why do songs get stuck in our heads?
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Why do bugs die on their backs?
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With a red cup, she becomes Miss America
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How do you fix a panda’s tooth? Very carefully
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Wanna play ball like your great-great grandfather?
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Do you know the “Star-Spangled Banner?”
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Could you eat a 100-foot-long bratwurst?
He’s not heavy; he’s my brother
A 14-year-old boy set out on a 40-mile trek Saturday. On his back was his 7-year-old brother. They hoped to let people know more about cerebral palsy. That's what keeps the younger boy from...
A 14-year-old boy set out on a 40-mile trek Saturday. On his back was his 7-year-old brother. They hoped to let people know more about cerebral palsy. That's what keeps the younger boy from...
A 14-year-old boy set out on a 40-mile trek Saturday. On his back was his 7-year-old brother. They hoped to le...
- Posted on June 9, 2014
Students set record for hugging trees
They hope it was the largest tree hug ever. More than 2,000 people, mostly students, celebrated World Environment Day this week. They were in Nepal's capital, Katmandu. All wanted to...
They hope it was the largest tree hug ever. More than 2,000 people, mostly students, celebrated World Environment Day this week. They were in Nepal's capital, Katmandu. All wanted to...
They hope it was the largest tree hug ever. More than 2,000 people, mostly students, celebrated World Environm...
- Posted on June 6, 2014
Robocop throws first pitch
Before many baseball games begin, a special first pitch occurs. This is when someone is asked to toss a ball to a catcher. After that, the real game begins. At a Detroit Tigers game this ...
Before many baseball games begin, a special first pitch occurs. This is when someone is asked to toss a ball to a catcher. After that, the real game begins. At a Detroit Tigers game this ...
Before many baseball games begin, a special first pitch occurs. This is when someone is asked to toss a ball to a ca...
- Posted on June 4, 2014
They’re sisters, top of their class and twins
These twin sisters do nearly everything together. Now they arethe top students at their high school. Being the best student comes with a title: valedictorian. Gabby and Maria Munoz-...
These twin sisters do nearly everything together. Now they arethe top students at their high school. Being the best student comes with a title: valedictorian. Gabby and Maria Munoz-...
These twin sisters do nearly everything together. Now they arethe top students at their high school. Being the...
- Posted on June 4, 2014
If you found $125,000, would you give it back?
A Salvation Army worker is being rewarded. He returned a bag containing $125,000. It had fallen from an armored truck. Joe Cornell found the cash last week. A Brinks truck pulled away from a...
A Salvation Army worker is being rewarded. He returned a bag containing $125,000. It had fallen from an armored truck. Joe Cornell found the cash last week. A Brinks truck pulled away from a...
A Salvation Army worker is being rewarded. He returned a bag containing $125,000. It had fallen from an armored truck...
- Posted on June 3, 2014
Why are lakes freshwater and oceans saltwater?
Rain falls as fresh water. As this water flows downward, it ever so slightly erodes the rocks and soil. This causes a very slight amount of salt and minerals to dissolve in the water. Then they con...
Rain falls as fresh water. As this water flows downward, it ever so slightly erodes the rocks and soil. This causes a very slight amount of salt and minerals to dissolve in the water. Then they con...
Rain falls as fresh water. As this water flows downward, it ever so slightly erodes the rocks and soil. This causes a...
- Posted on June 3, 2014
Hedgehogs as housepets?
They are tiny animals with cute faces. They're covered in quills. They roll into prickly balls when they are scared. But are they an ideal pet? Some say yes. Hedgehogs give off littl...
They are tiny animals with cute faces. They're covered in quills. They roll into prickly balls when they are scared. But are they an ideal pet? Some say yes. Hedgehogs give off littl...
They are tiny animals with cute faces. They're covered in quills. They roll into prickly balls when they are scared....
- Posted on June 3, 2014
National Spelling Bee ends in a tie
Two spellers are co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. It was the first tie in 52 years. Indian-Americans Sriram Hathwar of New York and Ansun Sujoe of Texas shared the title. A...
Two spellers are co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. It was the first tie in 52 years. Indian-Americans Sriram Hathwar of New York and Ansun Sujoe of Texas shared the title. A...
Two spellers are co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. It was the first tie in 52 years. Indian-A...
- Posted on May 30, 2014
Would you pay for poo from a zoo?
It's called "Zoo Doo." And a zoo in Michigan is selling the stuff. Zoo Doo is a compost from manure. It's used as a fertilizer to make things grow better. Binder Park Zoo in Battle C...
It's called "Zoo Doo." And a zoo in Michigan is selling the stuff. Zoo Doo is a compost from manure. It's used as a fertilizer to make things grow better. Binder Park Zoo in Battle C...
It's called "Zoo Doo." And a zoo in Michigan is selling the stuff. Zoo Doo is a compost from manure. It's use...
- Posted on May 29, 2014
New car has no steering wheel, brake or gas pedals
Google will build a car with no steering wheel. It drives itself. The two-seater won't be sold publicly. Google hopes by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be on the roads. The ...
Google will build a car with no steering wheel. It drives itself. The two-seater won't be sold publicly. Google hopes by this time next year, 100 prototypes will be on the roads. The ...
Google will build a car with no steering wheel. It drives itself. The two-seater won't be sold publicly...
- Posted on May 28, 2014