Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Your daily kids news podcast.

An upside-down moon landing;  a quagmire in Queensland; the 49ers furry friends; and a yellow mystery solved.

Just when you thought the moon was getting lonely, Japan joins the club as the fifth nation to land on it! Things took a topsy-turvy turn when their spacecraft landed upside down, but they still managed to deploy two Lunar Excursion Vehicles and snap a cool photo. It’s a classic case of ‘try and try again’ in space!

Queensland’s residents are swapping pool noodles for mop buckets after Cyclone Kirrily’s heavy rains. Meanwhile, Western Australia is bracing for a sizzling 41-degree scorcher. Don’t forget to check out our Shortcut to Cyclones, Hurricanes and Typhoons to stay weather-wise!

The San Francisco 49ers are gearing up for the Super Bowl with some furry support! Puppy therapy is their secret strategy for staying cool under pressure. Check out the cuddly canines in action and see if they can out-chase Travis Kelce’s team!

Move over, Bluey – sausage dogs are the new stars of the outback! Originally badger hunters, these energetic dachshunds are now rounding up sheep and winning hearts. Before you beg for one, remember they’re full of surprises – and maybe a bit of mischief too!

Ever wondered why pee is yellow? Or why poop is brown? Well, curious kids, science has the answer! It’s all thanks to some hard-working gut bacteria and a chemical called urobilin. Dive into the colorful world of our bodies – it’s a wee bit fascinating!

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