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Moooving trophy

When it comes to mooing, 10-year-old Austin Siok is an expert.

The Dyer Intermediate School fifth-grader last week won an annual mooing contest at the Wisconsin State Fair because he sounded more like a real cow than the other about 80 contest participants. And since then he hasn’t stopped mooing, said Austin’s mom, Dawn Siok, 47, of Burlington.

“He’s pretty much mooed everywhere we’ve went now,” said Siok, an administrative assistant for Kohl’s. “He mooed at the bank and he mooed at Kohls. Everyone wants to hear him moo.”

via WITH VIDEO: Local boy wins state fair mooing contest.

August 16, 2010 Posted by | animals, cool people, cool stuff, Kids | Comments Off on Moooving trophy

Soup Pot Hat

This Germany toddler had to be cut free from a soup saucepan after trying it on for size while watching his grandmother cooking lunch.

Paramedics were called to the family home in Eching, after frantic attempts to remove the pan with soap and then butter failed. Eventually firemen with special cutting equipment had to slice through the impromptu helmet to free the terrified toddler.

via Ananova – Firemen free toddler from soup pan.

March 24, 2010 Posted by | Kids | , | Comments Off on Soup Pot Hat

…And you thought your 10 handicap was good…

Braeden Furlow teed up his SpongeBob SquarePants ball from about 85 yards out, picked up a 3-wood and made a solid hit that bounced twice on the fairway before landing in the hole. Some golfers go their whole lives without marking down a “1.” Braeden’s hole-in-one was his first, but that shouldn’t be a surprise — he’s all of 6 years old.

via Yahoo! News.

July 15, 2009 Posted by | cool stuff, Kids | Comments Off on …And you thought your 10 handicap was good…

Great for a really big sandbox

A three-year-old New Zealand girl bought a mechanical digger for £8,000 while her parents were asleep.

Pipi Quinlan, who lives in Auckland, logged onto the family computer and got on to an online auction site her mum had been using earlier.

She then submitted what turned out to be a winning bid of 20,000 New Zealand dollars for a massive Kobelco digger, the Rodney Times reports.

Picture 17Via Ananova

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May 25, 2009 Posted by | Kids | | Comments Off on Great for a really big sandbox

Where are they going to find that many chips?

7ft fish

Big 'un

An Austrian schoolboy landed a seven foot fish on his first ever fishing trip. Holger Vukovich, 14, had to use a winch to haul the animal out of the water because it was so heavy.

He caught the eight stone [about 112 pounds] cat fish when his grandad took him and a school friend out on his first fishing trip to a pond in his home town of Baumgarten.

He said: “We actually wanted to fish for carp, but almost straight away I hooked a fish. At first I was a bit scared because the fish pulled so hard I almost ended up in the water. But then I managed to start reeling it in. The problem was it was so heavy that we needed to use a winch to drag it out. It took us about half an hour.”

April 17, 2008 Posted by | animals, Kids | Comments Off on Where are they going to find that many chips?

You gotta kiss a lot of toads…pigs. Might as well start early.


October 28, 2007 Posted by | animals, Kids | Comments Off on You gotta kiss a lot of toads…pigs. Might as well start early.

Wanted: one bridge

A bridge is to be built in a Chinese village where children are forced to cross a raging torrent on a steel cable to get to school.Children in a Chinese village have to cross a raging torrent by steel cable to get to school each day. A bridge is to be built /Lu FengNearly 500 children, from Maji village in Fugong town, Yunnan province, cross the most dangerous stretch of the Nujiang River each day.They fasten themselves to the cable with a metal carabiner and a rope and slide across the 200 metre wide canyon, reports the Beijing News………………Government officials finally agreed to build a bridge after a TV documentary shamed the cheap government officials by showing the dangerous conditions the children endured to get to school.  The youngest child to use this cable is only four years old.

September 17, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats, Kids | 1 Comment

Twelve? And nine?!

Two German schoolboys made a 200 mile trip across the country on their own using pedal cars and a train.

The boys from Verl, aged 12 and nine, decided they wanted to go on holiday on their own this summer and chose Denmark as their destination after a similar fun holiday there the year before.

They drove the pedal cars 20 miles to a train station before getting on a train for Romsoe in Denmark. But the pair got homesick after 200 miles when they arrived in Hamburg, and turned round and went home.


July 30, 2007 Posted by | Kids | 2 Comments

This kid is no quack

A [12 year old boy] has defied the odds and hatched a duckling from a box of eggs he bought from a supermarket. Will Parris paid £1.50 (€2.25) for the box of free range duck eggs which he took under his wing…With his dad Andrew’s help he borrowed an incubator, put the eggs inside and waited to see what would happen.

In the early hours of July 8 with friend Josh Collier staying over, the boys were woken up to see a duckling start to break free from one of the shells. “We saw the crack in the egg and the duckling trying to peck its way out,” he said. “It was amazing. I thought nothing would hatch. I have never had a pet like this before. This beats the rest,” said Will (12).


July 29, 2007 Posted by | animals, Kids | Comments Off on This kid is no quack