Thursday, June 13, 2024

Your daily kids news podcast.

Panda diplomacy in Adelaide; Mars’ snowy mountains; Elephants have names; and the fake Tassie Tiger.

Adelaide’s buzzing as China’s Premier visits, ready to decide if pandas Wang Wang and Fu Ni will stay! It’s a huge deal since it’s the first top Chinese leader visit in seven years. The whole city is tidying up for this special occasion.

In Kenya, elephants have been found calling each other by name! Scientists used AI to decode their sounds, revealing a whole new level of elephant intelligence. Turns out, elephants are even more like us than we thought, even shouting their kids’ names!

Mars has volcanoes three times taller than Mt. Everest, and they’re covered in frost! This discovery hints at water on Mars, making the idea of humans living there more possible. Imagine skiing down a massive Martian volcano!

Squiz-E the Newshound sniffed out fake photos of the supposedly extinct Tasmanian Tiger. Experts debunked these fuzzy images as fake, likely staged with a dummy dog. Remember, always stop, think, and check online info! Thanks, Squiz-E!

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