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The 400 contestants at a sports arena in Finland showjumped, barrel raced and pranced in the biggest event of its kind in the world. But instead of live horses, they rode hobby horses
The longest arm hair ever recorded was 21.7cm, but that’s not the norm. Though human head hair keeps growing, human body hair doesn’t. We look at how and why there’s a difference
A group of 130 Australian friends have hung out together more than 5000m up in the sky in a freefall formation and set a new national skydiving record
There are thousands of so-called solutions for crying over onions, from wearing goggles to sucking a spoon. Do any work? How and why do onions make us teary?
The Angry Birds flew into the Cannes Film Festival this week to launch their fun movie sequel. This time the birds and green pigs have to become frenemies to save their homes from a new threat
They had never met before the show but Henry Pinto and Cade Franklin have built a solid friendship and some amazing creations to win the first Lego Masters title
All those hours of hard work thinking, designing and building from 2.5 million bricks in The Brick Pit will soon pay off for the winning Lego Masters team
Broken Hill is usually in the news for being hot and dry, but this time it’s about something cool and damp: a special local salad invention called cheeseslaw
Soldiers on an expedition in Nepal have found and photographed large footprints in the snow they believed to belong to the Yeti, or abominable snowman
After running 42km in a massive costume, one athlete couldn’t fit under the finish line to the London marathon. Watch the funny video of the end of the race
Tasmanians can claim a long list of world-changing inventions. That list now includes the kids’ birthday party classic fairy bread, just in time for the treat’s own 90th birthday party
Kids News is running an Easter colouring-in competition during the school holidays with a super slime kit the ultimate prize for the best entries. Ready, set, colour
Almost everyone is mad about chocolate and not just at Easter. Ahead of the annual chocolate feast, we set out to answer some of the most asked questions about this special treat
Surfers have a lot of time to think about the health of the world’s oceans when they’re out there waiting for a wave, so these surfers invented the ultimate eco-friendly surfboard
Watch out … today is April Fools’ Day and it’s the day for playing pranks on unsuspecting people. We look at why we celebrate on April 1 and some of today's best jokes
Join the global movement of hundreds of millions of people all turning off the lights as a way of working together to care for the environment
We’ve compiled an incredible collection of photographs of creatures big and small interacting with the world in amazing ways. Which photo do you like best?
Get ready for the next Harry Potter craze — and one of its main aims is to get fans and gamers spending more time outdoors in a Pokemon Go-style treasure hunt
People who love pink are flocking like flamingoes to take selfies in front of a lake in Melbourne dyed by a population explosion of algae
New friends, old friends, daring rescues and what it means to be a child’s toy are all part of the storyline for the new Toy Story 4 movie. Watch the full-length trailer
Playing music to cheese improves its flavour, according to a Swiss study. But not just any music will do. Hip hop is where it’s at if you want really fruity cheese
High-flying wingsuiter Chris Byrnes — otherwise known as The Green Flying Dude — is king of the sky after claiming three national titles
The first teaser for the Disney movie Frozen 2 has been released. This time , Elsa and Anna must navigate their way through another dangerous adventure
It’s one of Australia’s most recognisable landmarks, but the Sydney Opera House could have looked very, very different if any of the other ideas submitted were built instead
She’s only 16 years old, yet this girl has already broken a world long-hair record, all because she had a bad haircut when she was six years old
Kids News reader Alexa B has interviewed children’s book author David Baddiel on how long it takes to write a book, his inspiration for Head Kid and if there’ll be a sequel
A two-word phrase — made famous by the Prime Minister — about politicians worrying about themselves rather than everyday Australians has been named the 2018 Word of the Year
Elon Musk sent Christmas dinner to astronauts on the ISS via a SpaceX cargo capsule. The festive menu sounds delicious, but no one will want to eat the other special items on board
Australian 102-year-old great grandma Irene O’Shea made skydiving history, set a new world record and raised much-needed funds and awareness for motor neurone disease
The internet’s latest sensation is a beach that looks like it’s made of popcorn. We find other incredible beaches around the world and explain what happens in nature to create them
Giant Australian steer Knickers is so big his story has gone viral around the world. Back on the farm, Knickers is just getting on with his job of coaching his herd of 20,000 much smaller bovines
A new kind of aeroplane is on a world tour to show off so airlines buy lots of them. To attract attention, it was first painted as a flying tiger. Now it’s a flying shark. Such big teeth!
In a truly magical display that looks like the work of a doubling charm, Diagon Alley, the Whomping Willow and other features of Harry Potter’s world have turned up 10,000km away in Singapore
It’s holiday time and we’re here to help you have fun and maybe even win a great prize. Can you find your way through the Kids News questions to reach the treasure?
You don’t have to be Usain Bolt to break a world record if you choose the right record for you and your skills. Which is your favourite world record?
It started as a bet with mates that he won in the first three years, but this determined man kept on running for another 33 years. Could you do that?
A massive western lowland gorilla showed extreme care, playing with and looking after another primate who fitted neatly in the palm of his hand
A new museum dedicated to animal dung has opened in Tasmania. The Pooseum is the idea of Karin Koch, who says we can learn a lot from the science of animal droppings
A new Great Barrier Reef stamp series from Australia Post aims to raise awareness of the fight to save our natural wonder while also celebrating Stamp Collecting Month
Take our Quiz Word test and see if you can beat the clock — or take on all your classmates!
It’s holiday time and we’re here to help you have fun and maybe even win some great prizes. Can you find your way through the Kids News questions to reach the treasure?
It’s not as simple as hearing the right or wrong name on this social-media listening test that went viral. Which do you hear?
Expensive birthday parties, organic food, special holidays and much, much more: that’s the life of Australia’s pampered dogs. Do you know a dog who’s treated like a celebrity?
Melbourne student Feliks Zemdegs is the fastest human ever to solve a Rubik’s cube. He took 4.22 seconds. How fast are you?
A new world study finds kids are happiest when they’re spending time with their family, friends and pets. Is that what makes you happy too?
In classrooms all around the world, a new type of teacher is helping students learn. And it’s not a human. It’s a robot. Would you like a robot teacher?
Great golfers score birdies and eagles but one high school student scored a wild goose chase instead and the images went viral on social media
Researchers have discovered the reason why we have eyebrows — to help early humans show emotion and communicate before we could speak
A hungry coast carpet python has stunned vets after swallowing a man’s slipper and ending up in surgery. See the amazing X-rays
We take a look inside a busy Cadbury’s chocolate factory making millions of eggs in time for Easter
Daphne the giant, inflatable duck is rescued at sea after floating away during a Perth swimming carnival
A surfing blue koala is the mascot for the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. We meet Borobi and learn why he was chosen.
The Sydney Opera House joins a list of world landmarks to turn green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.
Tourist Sue Elcock reels in monster fish — which is longer than her own body — while in Australia on holiday
Queensland farmers crack open giant egg to find another normal-sized egg inside
UPDATE: Don Gorske has eaten two Big Macs every day for 46 years. Now the record holder has just eaten his 30,000th burger. And he won’t stop there.
Orphaned piglet Maggie May and Daisy the duckling, who was also abandoned, have become best mates after both being rescued
A tricky poem full of secret clues has the answer to where a real treasure chest full of gold and jewels is buried. Can you solve the puzzle?
Crochet artist Phil Ferguson creates funny food hats that will have you in stitches.
Watch the moment a snake catcher rescues a curious tiger snake that got its head stuck in a beer can. VIDEO
It's 50 years since Skippy the Bush Kangaroo hit our screens, winning the hearts of generations of children with her heroics and becoming a global TV success story.
Tasmanian cycling star Richie Porte has been honoured with some amazing crop art by a farmer in his home state.
Meet SpotMini, the robot dog that’s been taught a new trick — it opens doors by itself.
Shrove Tuesday is being celebrated around the world today with pancakes before the Lent festival begins.
This Friday marks the start of Chinese New Year — one of the world’s most colourful events with celebrations all across the globe. But why do they celebrate it?
Is it a boat? Is it a car? Is it both? Onlookers were shocked to see this bright yellow vintage car driving down a boat ramp and out onto the water
Would you try a Vegemite icypole? The company’s idea to branch out as a dessert has been greeted with mixed reaction.
A mind-blowing optical illusion dubbed Curvature Blindness is sweeping the internet and promises to make you question what you see.
Self-taught rocket scientist “Mad” Mike Hughes is preparing to launch himself into space in a bid to prove the Earth is flat
What are advent calendars and why do we use them in the lead up to Christmas each December?
Grade two entrepreneur Angus Walters is seeing his kooky Croc Candy being snapped up around the Northern Territory
Hundreds of scuba divers will form a massive human chain in an attempt to claim a Guinness World Record this weekend
Australia basketball phenomenon Ben Simmons is part of a push to convince Americans to swap hotdogs for Aussie meat pies
Cobram’s plan to build a giant peach to attract tourists adds another interesting icon to Australia’s list of Big Things
Felines usually fear getting wet but beloved pet cat Nathan has proven whiskers and water can work.
A German pensioner thought he had discovered an unexploded World War II bomb in his backyard... turns out it was just a big vegetable
Who would have thought where to place cheese on a burger emoji could cause so much trouble?
Ghost, ghouls, witches and wizards haunt Aussie streets for Halloween festivities. VIDEO
A Queensland real estate agent has danced his way into headlines with an unusual selling tactic. VIDEO
A Scottish cyclist rode around the world in just 79 days to set a new world record on Monday. He even beat the time of Phileas Fogg from the book Around the World in Eighty Days
An Australian e-sports team will be the first in Oceania to compete in the League of Legends World Championship in front of almost 50 million people
One Sydney bride has an extra sweet wedding after surprising her bridesmaids with doughnut bouquets instead of flowers. VIDEO
A woman who lost her engament ring while gardening in 2004 has been reunited with it in the most bizarre circumstances
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