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.
April 12, 2023
Many people are familiar with Claude Monet’s famous oil paintings of water lilies. Now the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has reworked Monet’s idea into a massive new artwork made from a surprising material: Lego bricks.
May 3, 2023
Mathematicians are excited about a new discovery: a 13-sided shape called “the hat”. Lots of copies of the shape can be used to cover a flat surface without ever overlapping or leaving any gaps. Importantly, the patterns made with the hat never repeat.
May 31, 2023
The Earth has just been sent a message from space. Now people around the world are trying to figure out what the message says. But the message wasn’t from aliens. Instead, it’s part of a project designed to see how humans might react if we did get a message from aliens.
June 1, 2023
A group of scientists from the University of Kitakyushu in Japan has come up with an unusual solution to a messy problem. They’ve taken dirty diapers, and used them to replace some of the sand needed to build a house with concrete.
June 8, 2023
Last Sunday, the famous Champs-Elysees street in Paris was turned into a giant outdoor classroom for a special spelling event called “The Big Dictation”. The event was a chance for people who love words to show off their listening and spelling skills in an unusual setting.
June 14, 2023
Dr. Joseph Dituri, also known as “Dr. Deep Sea”, has just finished an amazing adventure. For 100 days, the University of South Florida teacher lived in a small room underwater. He set a new world record, beating the old record of 73 days.
June 22, 2023
On June 16, a huge chunk of rock and dirt fell from a mountain above the Swiss village of Brienz. Somehow, the rockslide missed the village by a “hair”. The road leading to the village was damaged, but the village itself appears to have been unhurt.
September 7, 2023
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.
October 26, 2023
Paul Durietz is a 76-year-old social studies teacher from Illinois. On September 1, he set a Guinness World Record for the world’s longest teaching career. Mr. Durietz has been teaching for 53 years – since he was 23 years old.
December 7, 2023
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.