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Are you Australia’s best kids’ newsreader?

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Here is the latest news ..... Kids News and Studio 10 are searching for Australia’s best kids’ newsreader. Could it be you? Put on your best TV voice and find out

Neil Campbell during his world-record ride. Picture: SkyNews

Cyclist’s super fast ride sets world record

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A man has set a new world record by riding a bike at just over 280kmh, but he still couldn’t beat female cyclist Denise Mueller-Korenek, who is the fastest ever

Kids News Short Story writing competition, supported by HarperCollins

Winners have their own tale published into a book!

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It’s Book Week and what better way to get involved than with the Kids News short story writing competition. Winners will have their own story published into a real book and take home an iPad and book pack

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50 years after Abbey Road, there’s a new Fab Four

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In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ famous Abbey Road album cover, but his tribute has a twist with a new Fab Four

Xbox inventor gets a taste of ancient toast

Nomad near pyramids
science

In an incredible, just-for-fun science experiment, the man who invented Xbox baked a loaf of bread using microscopic yeast spores brought back to life from a 4500-year-old Egyptian pot

Meet the minibeasts crawling all over Earth

Springtails such as this one jump to avoid predators. They are the most abundant micro-creatures on Earth, so it must work. Credit: EYE OF SCIENCE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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Microscopic tardigrades made the news for crash-landing on the Moon. Earth is teeming with other tiny creatures just as fascinating. Here are a few you won’t be able to stop looking at

Blocking Simmons at Crown was a big gamble

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In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight finds the funny side of NBA star basketballer Ben Simmons being denied entry to Crown casino on a trip home to Australia

Meet Tallow, Australia’s cutest koala joey

animals

A tiny, wide-eyed koala has been named Australia’s cutest koala joey. And now she’s out of her mother’s pouch, her important work as an ambassador for her species’ conservation really begins

Let’s go into the garden for stamp collecting month

Stamp Collecting month
environment

Worms, bees, birds, flowers and veggies are the stars of Australia’s stamp collecting month, when sustainable gardening and stamp collecting get together to grow something great

Why Barnaby Joyce crying poor was a bit rich

Mark Knight's cartoon on Barnaby Joyce crying poor on $200K a year
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In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight looks at why Barnaby Joyce crying poor over having to support two families was a bit rich and a cartoonist’s dream

Is your brain playing tricks on you?

All is not as it seems with this mind-boggling optical illusion
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This mind-boggling, spinning optical illusion is actually completely still and completely flat but our brains don’t see it that way. Scientists are studying whether that’s a weakness or a strength

Reimagining the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Goat Island would have been turned into a massive ANZAC memorial. Picture: Budget Direct Travel Insurance
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Incredible new images reveal what Sydney would look like today had some of the alternative harbour bridge designs been given the green light instead of the now-famous coathanger

Teen Fortnite world champ now a millionaire

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A teenager has collected more than $4.3 million in prizemoney after becoming world champion of the computer game Fortnite, beating 40 million gamers who applied to compete

Great photos of animals interrupting humans’ sports

Sri Lanka's Jehan Mubarak and India's Rohit Sharma watch as a monkey runs past them during the third day of their first test cricket match in Galle, Sri Lanka, August 2015. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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There are 7.7 billion humans on Earth but many, many more animals of other species, so it's no wonder animals sometimes interrupt humans’ sports matches. And that can make for a great photo

Why Mack’s small gesture had a giant impact

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In our new weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains the message he was giving readers when drawing Aussie swimmer Mack Horton refusing to stand on the winners’ podium

Photos of the world at work in 2019

Workers sort chillies in Bangladesh
humanities

We look at some of the best contributions to an international photography competition about how we work now and wonder which of these jobs will still be done by humans in 2100

Flying man with jetpack wows Sydney crowds

Jetpack Flight David Mayman
technology

Personal flying devices look closer to becoming a reality after a man wearing a jetpack flew around Sydney Harbour and another man zoomed over Paris on a high-speed hoverboard

What the moon landing and Trump have in common

Mark Knight cartoon on Moon Landing and Donald Trump for kids News
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In the first of a new weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains to Kids News what inspired him to draw a cartoon comparing the moon landing and US President Donald Trump

Celebrating World Emoji Day with Tears of Joy

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World Emoji Day on July 17 is a fun, annual celebration of one of the world’s newest ways of communicating. We look at what emojis are, who invented them and if they are a real language

Fun fruit and vegetables strike a pose

Splitpics.uk
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Have you ever moaned that fruit and vegetables are boring? That you’d like something more fun to eat? You’ll never say fruit and vegetables are boring again after seeing these crazy characters

World’s best Rubik’s cubers ready to set records

Jack solving a Rubik's cube blindfold
mathematics

Australia’s champion speedcubers are warming up their fingers and concentrating their minds to take on the rest of the world for the World Rubik’s Cube Championships, July 11-14

What is ear wax and how big can it grow?

Young having his ears checked
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A revolting ear wax chunk so big it made international news got us wondering what ear wax is, what it’s for and whether we should clean it out, eat it or leave the inside of our ears alone

Giddy up for world’s biggest hobby horse sports

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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

All you need to know about hair

Two smiling chimpanzees sitting on a tree with arms crossed
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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

The Very Hungry Caterpillar turns 50

Children Meet Hungry Caterpillar
arts

Eric Carle’s story about a caterpillar that eats its way through the pages of the book before becoming a beautiful butterfly is one of the most popular children’s books ever

Aussie mates set mass skydiving record

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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

How and why do onions make us cry?

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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?

Angry Birds ruffle feathers at film festival

The Birds And Pigs From "The Angry Birds Movie 2" Unite Against A New Common Foe On The Eve Of The 72nd Cannes Film Festival
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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

New brick buddies crowned Lego Masters

** UNDER STRICT EMBARGO. NOT TO BE PUBLISHED BEFORE 15TH MAY ** LEGO Masters - Grand Finale Winners, Henry (NSW) & Cade (QLD) win this series of LEGO Masters Australia. Supplied
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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

Who will be Australia’s Lego Masters?

Hamish Blake is set to debut the Channel Nine show Lego Masters. Picture: Supplied
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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

Cheeseslaw officially a word after almost 100 years

Cheese with grater and grated cheese. 19 Jun 2000. / food / dairy - archived
humanities

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

Mysterious ‘Yeti’ footprints found in Himalayas

Polor bear and abominable snowman - How to make a monster - the art and technology of animatronics at Scienceworks.
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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

Big Ben runner has bad time at end of marathon

Lukas Bates
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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

Australia celebrates fairy bread’s 90th birthday

Chill - fairy bread, buttered white bread covered in sprinkles.
history

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

Win a slime kit in our colouring-in competition

Kids News is taking a break until April 21, 2019
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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

What is chocolate and is it good for you?

Delicious chocolate Easter bunny, eggs and sweets on rustic backgroundDelicious chocolate Easter bunny and eggs on rustic background
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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

Extreme surfers invent iceboard surfing

Swedish surfer Pontus Hallin waits for waves as he sits on his melting ice surfboard at the Delp surfing spot, near Straumnes, in the Lofoten Islands, over the Arctic Circle on February 18, 2019. (AFP / Olivier Morin)
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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

Why do we pull pranks on April Fools’ Day?

April 1 is April Fools' Day.
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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

Earth Hour: Change the way we live

WWF Earth Hour
environment

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

Weird, wacky, wonderful nature photos

Australian huntsman spider aren't very dangerous to humans
animals

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?

Harry Potter on mission to get gamers outdoors

24/09/2002 PIRATE: Actor Daniel Radcliffe in scene from film "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets". /Films/Titles/Harry/Potter/and/the/Chamber/of/Secrets
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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

Lipstick-pink lake a hit for selfies

PINK LAKE
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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

Toy Story 4 is an adventure of discovery

A scene from Toy Story 4.
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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

Hip hop makes cheese taste great

Swiss cheesemaker Beat Wampfler smells a piece of cheese that has been matured for 6 month with hip-hop music on the final day of an experiment conducted by the University of the Arts in Bern on March 14, 2019 in Berthoud, in the Emmental region, central Switzerland. - Beat Wampfler, a Swiss veterinarian by day, but consumate apron-wearing cheese enthusiast at night, has embarked on an experiment to test the impact of music on Emmental. Since last September, the cheeses have each been blasted with sonic masterpieces from the likes of rock gods Led Zeppelin or hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest to techno beats, ambient choirs and Mozart's classic Magic Flute. A jury of expert tasted the cheeses on March 14, 2019 and the tasty winner the cheese matured with the hip-hop album. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)
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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

Green Flying Dude is king of the sky

Chris Byrnes broke three national records at the Aus/NZ National Skydiving Championships in Moruya on 12/3/19.
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High-flying wingsuiter Chris Byrnes — otherwise known as The Green Flying Dude — is king of the sky after claiming three national titles

First look at Frozen 2 movie trailer

Elsa in a scene from Disney movie trailer for Frozen 2
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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

How the Opera House could have looked

A man takes a photograph of a woman front of the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. NSW's net debt will be wiped out following a bumper budget surplus of $4.7 billion for the last financial year, Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING
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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

Girl’s long hair breaks world record

Nilanshi Patel, a 16-year-old girl from Gujarat, India, has her record-breaking hair combed. Picture:
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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 vs kids book author

David Baddiel
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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

‘Canberra bubble’ the 2018 word of the year

OnlineOpinion Art 9 Feb 2018. Politicians inside the Canberra bubble. John Tiedemann
humanities

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

Astronauts feast for Christmas in zero gravity

2019 marks the 19th year in a row that Christmas has been celebrated on board the ISS
space

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

World-record skydiving for MND

Adelaide’s Irene O’Shea the oldest person ever to jump off a plane. Picture: Bryce Sellick & Matt Teager
sport

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

Beach made of millions of pieces of ‘popcorn’

Popcorn Beach, Canary Islands, Spain. Picture: Instagram
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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

“Holy Cow!” story goes viral

An enormous steer in Western Australia is making headlines. At 194cm 'Knickers' is the largest in his category in Australia. Picture: Twitter #7News
animals

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

World’s biggest ‘shark’ seen at Mount Everest

The Embraer E190-E2 is unlike any plane you’ve seen before. Picture: Embraer
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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!

Wizard world undergoes doubling charm

There’s the Hogwarts Express at the recreated Hogsmeade Village
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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

Join the treasure hunt to win!

Holiday treasure hunt treasure image
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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?

Australians on quest to be best

****NEWS CORP EXCLUSIVE - EMBARGOED FOR 12.01am THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2018**** GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2019 The most flower girls in a wedding is 253, and was achieved at the wedding of Charlene Pearson and Leon Watts (both Australia) in Hita, Japan, on 2 April 2017
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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?

Man runs for 36 years, 6 days

Quentin Valentine - Runner
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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?

Big Bobo meets mini-me

Rescue gorilla Bobo makes a tiny new pal in a bush baby he found in his enclosure
animals

A massive western lowland gorilla showed extreme care, playing with and looking after another primate who fitted neatly in the palm of his hand

New Pooseum teaches us about poop

Zoo recycling
science

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

Reef survival gets stamp of approval

Australia Post stamp series Reef Safari.
environment

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

Can you pass the Quiz Word test?

quiz word logo for Kids News
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Take our Quiz Word test and see if you can beat the clock — or take on all your classmates!

Join the treasure hunt to win!

Kids News great holiday treasure hunt standfirst image
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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?

Which do you hear — Yanny or Laurel?

An ear is seen in Washington,DC on May 16, 2018. A simple looped soundbite with just two syllables has ignited an internet meltdown, dividing social media users into staunchly opposed camps: do you hear "Yanny" or "Laurel?" The collective sensory experiment causing a Twitter tizzy mushroomed from a short audio clip originally published by a high school student on Reddit, The New York Times said on May 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Eric BARADAT
science

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?

Luxury life for pampered pets

Pampered pooches
animals

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?

Fastest Rubik’s cube solve ever

Rubix cubers at Ivanhoe
mathematics

Melbourne student Feliks Zemdegs is the fastest human ever to solve a Rubik’s cube. He took 4.22 seconds. How fast are you?

Here’s how to be happy

Smiling girl in goggles falling back into a swimming pool
humanities

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?

Robot teachers take over class

Preps v robot
technology

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?

Golfer scores birdie of a different kind

Thankfully, Pitts had the foresight to capture the sequence on film.
sport

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

Real reason why we have eyebrows

Eye woman eyebrow eyes lashes
science

Researchers have discovered the reason why we have eyebrows — to help early humans show emotion and communicate before we could speak

Hungry snake swallows slipper

Python swallows slipper being operated on at HerpVet
animals

A hungry coast carpet python has stunned vets after swallowing a man’s slipper and ending up in surgery. See the amazing X-rays

Inside an Easter egg factory

Easter Egg Hunt
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We take a look inside a busy Cadbury’s chocolate factory making millions of eggs in time for Easter

Daphne the giant duck rescued at sea

This undated handout photo supplied on March 18, 2018 by Perth's Cockburn Masters Swimming Club shows swimmers posing with a giant inflatable duck they named Daphne in Perth. The Australian swimming club is appealing for ocean watchers to find their giant yellow inflatable duck Daphne, after the mascot was blown into the Indian Ocean with reported sightings hundreds of kilometres from where it was launched. The duck, owned by Cockburn Masters Swimming Club, was last seen at Perth's Coogee Beach in the early hours of March 11 as organisers prepared for a carnival. / AFP PHOTO / PERTH'S COCKBURN MASTERS SWIMMING CLUB / Nick WYATT / - NO Internet / -----EDITORS NOTE --- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NICK WYATT / PERTH'S COCKBURN MASTERS SWIMMING CLUB" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVES
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Daphne the giant, inflatable duck is rescued at sea after floating away during a Perth swimming carnival

Meet Borobi the Comm Games mascot

Borobi
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A surfing blue koala is the mascot for the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. We meet Borobi and learn why he was chosen.

Opera House turns green for St Patrick’s Day

The Sydney Opera House is bathed in a green glow to celebrate St Patrick's Day.
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The Sydney Opera House joins a list of world landmarks to turn green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

Sue reels in monster fish on holiday

‘It was the size of a settee’ ... Picture: Brendon Shinnick/Reel Force ChartersSource:Supplied
animals

Tourist Sue Elcock reels in monster fish — which is longer than her own body — while in Australia on holiday

Giant egg has another egg inside

Giant egg laid at Stockman's Eggs in Far North Queensland. The smaller egg was found inside the large one.
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Queensland farmers crack open giant egg to find another normal-sized egg inside

Don eats his 30,000th Big Mac

Don Gorske bites into the 18,000th Big Mac he has eaten at the Fond du lac High School in Fond du Lac, Wisconcin 06/11/2001. Gorske began his culinary obsession 17/05/1972 and is also fed by his obsessive compulsive disorder.
health

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. 

Cute orphans become best mates

Minton Farm
animals

Orphaned piglet Maggie May and Daisy the duckling, who was also abandoned, have become best mates after both being rescued

Poem hides secret to real buried treasure

CORRECTS CREDIT TO ADDISON DOTY - This undated photo provided by Forrest Fenn shows a chest purported to contain gold dust, hundreds of rare gold coins, gold nuggets and other artifacts. For more than a decade, the 82-year-old claims he has packed and repacked the treasure chest, before burying it in the mountains somewhere north of Santa Fe. (AP Photo/Addison Doty)
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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?

Funny food hats will have you in stitches

Phil Ferguson in the burger hat
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Crochet artist Phil Ferguson creates funny food hats that will have you in stitches.

Tiger snake stuck in beer can

Stewy the Snake Catcher freed a tiger snake from a beer can. Supplied image
animals

Watch the moment a snake catcher rescues a curious tiger snake that got its head stuck in a beer can. VIDEO

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo turns 50

Actor Gary Pankhurst with kangaroo in scene from TV programme |Skippy|.
animals

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.

Amazing crop art tribute to Aussie cyclist

Richie Porte maze at Rupertswood Farm at Hagley in Tasmania's north. Picture: Facebook
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Tasmanian cycling star Richie Porte has been honoured with some amazing crop art by a farmer in his home state.

Robot dog’s new trick — it opens doors

Boston Dynamics' door-opening SpotMini was the No. 1 video on YouTube on Tuesday.
technology

Meet SpotMini, the robot dog that’s been taught a new trick — it opens doors by itself.

It’s Shrove Tuesday, which means pancakes

Blonde-haired boy sitting at table holding knife and fork, ready to eat tall stack of pancakes. Picture: Thinkstock
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Shrove Tuesday is being celebrated around the world today with pancakes before the Lent festival begins.

Celebrating the Chinese New Year

Lunar NY Preparations
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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?

Amphicar floats back into limelight

1966 Amphicar 770
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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

Vegemite icypoles — a cool idea or not?

Supplied Editorial Vegemite icy poles
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Would you try a Vegemite icypole? The company’s idea to branch out as a dessert has been greeted with mixed reaction.

Corners or curves? It’s an optical illusion

o o o o o o
science

A mind-blowing optical illusion dubbed Curvature Blindness is sweeping the internet and promises to make you question what you see.

Scientist wants to prove Earth is flat

In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, photograph, daredevil/limousine driver Mad Mike Hughes is shown with with his steam=powered rocket constructed out of salvage parts on a five-acre property that he leases in Apple Valley, Cal. Hughes plans to launch his homemade contraption on Saturday near the ghost town of Amboy, Cal., at a speed of roughly 500 miles-per-hour. (Waldo Stakes/HO courtesy of Mad Mike Hughes via AP)
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Self-taught rocket scientist “Mad” Mike Hughes is preparing to launch himself into space in a bid to prove the Earth is flat

Countdown to Christmas

Plaid Tree Advent Calendar from Pottery Barn Kids.
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What are advent calendars and why do we use them in the lead up to Christmas each December?

Angus’ sweet eye for business

Croc Candy
humanities

Grade two entrepreneur Angus Walters is seeing his kooky Croc Candy being snapped up around the Northern Territory

Scuba divers’ world record attempt

Scuba world record attempt
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Hundreds of scuba divers will form a massive human chain in an attempt to claim a Guinness World Record this weekend

NBA scores with Aussie pies

21/01/2004 LIBRARY: 21/01/2004 LIBRARY: A Four 'N' Twenty Lite meat pie with map of Australia in tomato sauce. Pic. Supplied N2062034 Pic. Supplied N2062034
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Australia basketball phenomenon Ben Simmons is part of a push to convince Americans to swap hotdogs for Aussie meat pies

Big way to attract tourism

Big Banana tourist attraction at Coffs Harbour, NSW, undated.
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Cobram’s plan to build a giant peach to attract tourists adds another interesting icon to Australia’s list of Big Things

Soggy moggy a seaside sensation

Nathan the swimming cat, beloved pet and Instagram star. Nathan, who is female despite her name, was rescued from the RSPCA in Bundaberg by owners Rian Crandon and Melissa Pietrobuono after the now-five-month-old kitten had been left beside the highway in a box with her mum and siblings
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Felines usually fear getting wet but beloved pet cat Nathan has proven whiskers and water can work.  

Zucchini isn’t the bomb

Zucchini, not a bomb. Picture: AP
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A German pensioner thought he had discovered an unexploded World War II bomb in his backyard... turns out it was just a big vegetable

What’s wrong with this emoji?

Google has promised to look at the design of its cheeseburger emoji after people complained about it on Twitter. Picture: Twitter
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Who would have thought where to place cheese on a burger emoji could cause so much trouble?