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12-year-old grade-five student Ji-Yoon Moon says the food culture in California is very different than in Korea.

Big Differences Between Korean and American Food Culture: Student

A student from South Korea says she was “shocked” at how differently food is treated in the United States compared with her homeland.

by · August 18, 2014 · Lighter, News
Cat Cafés To Open In Toronto, Montreal

Cat Cafés To Open In Toronto, Montreal

Soon, people in Toronto may be able to enjoy a hot chocolate or a coffee in a “cat café.”

Two groups of people in the city are trying to raise enough money to open cat cafés.

by · May 27, 2014 · Animals, Lighter
Couches, like the ones seen here, can sometimes be more than meets the eye. Image: Ari Rubin

Trio Find $40K In Old Used Couch

A 91-year-old widow in New York had a funny way of saving her money.

She stashed it in a zipper pocket in the arms of her old sofa. She felt it would be safe there.

And so it was, until one day when she was having some health problems and her family gave away the couch to a Salvation Army thrift shop.

by · May 19, 2014 · Lighter, News
Canada’s First No-Tipping Restaurant

Canada’s First No-Tipping Restaurant

In most restaurants in Canada and the U.S., after a meal the customer leaves the server a “tip.”

The tip is a bit more money, usually about 15 to 20 per cent of the cost of the meal, that goes directly to the server.

by · May 14, 2014 · Lighter, News
Quanto was killed in the line of duty. Image: CTV

Brave Dogs, Smart Cat In Animal Hall Of Fame

Five incredible animals have been entered into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame for 2014.

by · May 7, 2014 · Animals, Lighter, News
“World’s Best” Restaurant Serves Unique Nordic Food

“World’s Best” Restaurant Serves Unique Nordic Food

Where in the world should you eat dinner tonight? Well, if you want the best—the very best—head to Denmark.

A restaurant in Copenhagen, called Noma, was recently named the world’s top restaurant by Restaurant magazine.

Every year the magazine puts out a list of the 50 best restaurants in the world.

Noma held the top spot for three years, until it was bumped out of first place in 2013. This year it has reclaimed the title.

Noma gets thousands of requests for reservations each day.

by · May 1, 2014 · Lighter, News
iPhone 5

Daycare For Cellphones?

Students in New York City are not allowed to take cellphones to school.

But students in one neighbourhood have come up with a solution that keeps their phones nearby and also benefits local businesses.

by · April 25, 2014 · Kids, Lighter, News
Saddle Ridge Hoard coins and dirt. Image: Wikipedia

Couple Finds Buried Treasure–In Their Backyard

A husband and wife struck gold last month… in their backyard.

The man and woman were walking their dog on their property in California when the woman noticed a strange looking, rusty can in the ground.

They started digging, and eventually uncovered eight metal cans. The cans were full of gold coins–1,427 of them.

It turns out that the coins are very valuable. In fact, they’re worth more than $10-million.

by · March 23, 2014 · Lighter, News
Portrait of Kate Middleton and her new baby.

Fun Quiz: 2013 In Review (Part II)

How much do you remember about the news that happened in 2013? Our fun 2013 quiz continues.

The answers to the quiz can be found by clicking on the TKN article beside each question.

16) What is a Bitcoin?

17) In April 2014, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health was worried about the large number of overweight people in the city so he put out a news release saying he wants restaurants to add something to their menus. What does he want added?

18) In May 2013, Chris Hadfield went home. Where was he coming from?

by · January 6, 2014 · Lighter, News
Thousands Dress Up As Santa, Elves For Fun Run In Spain

Thousands Dress Up As Santa, Elves For Fun Run In Spain

More than 6,000 adults dressed up as Santa Claus ran through the streets of Madrid, in Spain, just before Christmas.

Children dressed up as elves and ran the mini-marathon through the streets of Spain’s capital city–about 5.5 kilometres.

The run was organized by one of Europe’s biggest department store chains, El Corte Inglés.

The store’s managers felt that the colourful run would bring people together in a positive way.

by · January 2, 2014 · Lighter, News