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Barbie® has a new look and a different shape. Image: Mattel

New Barbies Have Different Body Shapes Than Before

Barbie dolls have a particular look to them. They’re thin, tall, long-legged… and virtually unlike any real human being.

by · January 31, 2016 · Kids, News
Biggest Lottery Prize Ever, Up For Grabs: $1.3B US

Biggest Lottery Prize Ever, Up For Grabs: $1.3B US

On Wednesdays, the Powerball Lottery organization will choose six random numbers. At $1.3B, this week’s Powerball Lottery jackpot is the largest of any lottery jackpot in history.

by · January 10, 2016 · News
The first plane carrying refugees from Syria flies in to Toronto's Pearson Airport. Image courtesy Tom Podolec.

Canada Welcomes Syrian Refugees To Their New Home

Something thoroughly Canadian is happening–the country is welcoming the first of 25,000 Syrian refugees. And the Prime Minister was at the airport to welcome them to their new home.

by · December 14, 2015 · News
The Word Of The Year — Isn’t One

The Word Of The Year — Isn’t One

This year, the word of the year isn’t a word at all. It’s a picture. Or, more correctly a pictograph. It’s also known as an emoji.

by · November 30, 2015 · Lighter, News
Trudeau Cabinet 2015

“Because It’s 2015.”

Canada’s brand-new prime minister, Justin Trudeau, is shaking things up a bit. Justin Trudeau’s cabinet is made up of 15 women and 15 men (plus Trudeau). For the first time in Canada’s history, half of the Prime Minister’s closest advisors are women.

by · November 8, 2015 · News, Politics
Image: Wikipedia

Newly Discovered Frog Looks Like Kermit

Recently, a scientist discovered a type of frog that looks a lot like Kermit. Kermit the Frog is a muppet—a well-known puppet frog who has bulgy eyes and is a special shade of green.

by · November 1, 2015 · Animals, News, Science
Justin Trudeau in 2014. Image: Tholden28

Canadians Elect Liberal Majority Government, Justin Trudeau as PM

Canadians will soon have a very different government in power.
In the federal election last week, the Conservative government led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, was defeated.

by · October 25, 2015 · News, Politics
The Toronto Blue Jays celebrate winning a hard fought game. Image: Keith Allison

The Blue Jays’ Crazy, Wonderful, Fantastic Inning

One of the craziest, most thrilling games in major league baseball history occurred at the Rogers Centre in Toronto last Wednesday.

by · October 18, 2015 · News, Sports
Yogi Berra, 1956. Image: Baseball Digest, front cover, September issue.

Beloved Baseball Legend, Yogi Berra, Dead At 90

One of baseball’s legends has died. Yogi Berra, 90, passed away last week. He will be remembered by baseball fans as one of the greatest catchers ever to play the game.

by · September 27, 2015 · News, Sports
DLR German Aerospace Center

Philae Spacecraft Wakes Up

Philae is a spacecraft that was sent on an important mission by scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA) about 10 years ago. It took a decade to reach its destination, an icy comet known as 67P.

by · June 22, 2015 · News, Science