Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Your daily kids news podcast.

World’s oldest astronaut; a finger war in Germany; Matildas star to miss the Olympics; and Bluey breaks the internet.

At 90 years young, Ed Dwight finally got his long-awaited lift-off! After decades of waiting, he zoomed to the edge of space, experiencing weightlessness. This former Air Force pilot and renowned sculptor showed that dreams have no expiration date. What a stellar adventure!

Ever heard of finger wrestling? In Germany, competitors face off in an intense game of fingerhakeln, pulling a leather strip with just one finger! It might sound simple, but it’s serious business with strained muscles and even dislocated fingers. Definitely not for the faint-hearted!

Soccer star Sam Kerr won’t join the Olympics due to a knee injury. But fear not! Midfielders Katrina Gorry and Aivi Luik are on the mend and ready to play. Catch some Matildas in action this Friday at Marvel Stadium. Get your cheers ready!

Bluey fans went wild, crashing the internet to snag tickets for Bluey World in Brisbane. This immersive event lets you explore Bluey’s life-size home and play interactive games. It’s set to draw 200,000 visitors and boost the local economy by $18 million. Ready for a Bluey adventure?

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