This Week on batteryPOP-November 10, 2014

Monday, November 10 2014 @ 01:23 PM

This Week on batteryPOP-November 10, 2014

New This Week: THE BIG HOUSE

When a Yemeni boy finds a way into the empty mansion down the street, he lets himself and his imagination run wild in the big house. Don't miss Musa Sayeed's beautifully directed Sundance-selected short, now HERE on batteryPOP!


Popping This Week: GUABAMAN

It's the most insane Spiderman parody of all time! Can the city stand up to Doc Oct-o-pus and the Green Goblin, Jr.? Will good triumph over evil? Can Guabaman defeat a bank robber while helping his aging aunt open a checking account? Find out HERE in this hilarious show, en Español!


Short of the Week: MUNGGE! NOT AGAIN!

Sleepwalking can be very dangerous, especially if two marmots and a hedgehog are trying to rescue their sleeping friend. Run, don't walk (or sleepwalk), HERE to check out this stop-motion short today!


Kids' News of the Week: A ROBOTIC CHEETAH

Scientists at MIT have created a robotic cheetah! Though it can only run up to 30 miles per hour (and a real cheetah can reach speeds of 60 mph), the cheetah bot can leap and start in a quick, quiet manner, just like its namesake. Scientists hope the cheetah bot will be able to help aid in search and recovery after natural disasters. 


This Week's Trivia: What children's book is the product of a bet made with a publisher that the author couldn't write a book using just 50 words?

Last Week's Trivia: How old was the youngest elected mayor in U.S. history? 

Answer: The youngest elected mayor was 11-year-old Brian Zimmerman, who became mayor of Crab, Texas in 1983. He won by a landslide, getting 23 out of the 30 votes cast.