To recap 2023, NewsForKids.net is taking a look back at some of the most interesting stories we’ve covered this year. Today we’re looking at some of the most unusual news stories from 2023.
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Chinstrap penguins in Antarctica have adapted to harsh conditions by sleeping in a very unusual way. They sleep in short bursts - about four seconds at a time. By doing this thousands of times daily, they get about 11 hours of sleep a day.
On November 8, an enormous new airship called Pathfinder 1 made its first test flights in California. The huge airship was built by LTA Research, a company that's hoping to make an old method of transportation new again.
Casey McIntyre recently died of cancer. Before she passed away, Ms. McIntyre set up a way to help others. Now, over $600,000 has been donated in her memory, and that money will help to pay off around $60 million of other people's medical bills.
Today, the world-famous musical group the Beatles are releasing a new song. It's called "Now and Then". The "new" song was written around 45 years ago, and has taken a very long time to finish. It's special because it's the last song the Beatles will ever make.
A new study suggests that roosters can recognize themselves in a mirror. The news came after roosters failed scientists' usual test for this. The surprising result raises questions not just about how smart roosters are, but about how scientists test animal intelligence.
People in Paris, France are growing concerned about a problem that has worried people for centuries: bedbugs. With more and more reports of bedbugs being found, politicians are starting to worry about getting rid of the insects before Paris holds the 2024 Olympics next summer.
Torbjorn ("Thor") Pedersen is a Danish traveler who recently finished a trip around the world. But this wasn't just any trip. Mr. Pedersen spent nearly 10 years visiting every country in the world – and he did it all without flying.
Brights Zoo in Limestone, Tennessee is celebrating the birth of a very unusual baby giraffe. What makes this giraffe special is that it doesn't have any spots. The zoo is asking for help from the public to name the unique animal.
Scientists have brought back to life two tiny worms that had been frozen for 46,000 years. The worms were found in the frozen soil of Siberia. The worms are a new species, and are the oldest living animals ever brought back to life after being frozen.