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eme music plays ] >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm veronique. here's this week's top story. many of us, getting a mosquito bite means endless itching and a red bump that takes forever to go away. but there are places in this world where mosquito bites are. they can be killers. emily reports on an american teen who's come up with an
lled the united republic of tanzania, tanzania is located on the east coast of africa. famous for its immense and open is home to elephants, lions, and rhinos, but it's also home to a tiny and deadly insect,. actually, it's not the mosquito that kills, but the disease the mosquito carries -- malaria.,000 people in tanzania die each year from malaria. that's equal to losing everyliving in the city of baltimore, maryland. to high school student thomas forman, this was unacceptable. captain of his new jerseyked with his parents and teammates to kick off a unique fundraiser. they call it tackles4tanzania. hi, thomas. kids news."
>> so, what inspired you to take on fighting malaria in tanzania?s a funny story. i was on a plane ride home from china, and next to me was a canadian businessman. i struck up a conversation with this man, and he told me all about malaria. with the disease, but he told me all about it -- who it killed, how it worked, and regions where it was most prevalent. a few days later, i went downth my family. on this day, there was a breeze coming off the bay, which caused mosquito nets to get riled up, and my ankles were attacked by mosquito bites.s only like a couple of days away, and i knew i had to do something with this newfound information. everything kind of just clicked. i talked to my parents, talkedto the administrators, and tackles4tanzania was born. it was a really simple idea, and i got to work. tackles4tanzania work? >> well, actually, it's a really simple process. individuals pledge a certain amount of money -- it can be as low as a penny;ollar -- for every solo tackle the football team makes during the season.
tackles are counted, and notifications are sent to participants. once all the money is collected, we send a check to, who distributes the nets in tanzania. we chose to partner with nothing but nets because they're really well respected and had a great reputation, and they had a distribution system already set up in tanzania. needed in tanzania? why don't people just buy their own nets? are they very expensive? >> no, they're not expensive. they just don't have the they're only about $10, but unfortunately, with the extreme poverty in tanzania, it's hard for them to get access to nets. >> did you find that people were eager to donate?d at first? >> well, at first, it was a little hard. i mean, people -- we had to get clearance with the state. we had to get clearance with the school. were overcome, people were very excited and enthusiastic to donate. once they heard about how many people were ravaged by this disease, people lined up to donate. it was really great, and we'veour first two years. >> so, $7,000 at about $10 a
about 700 nets?t about 700 nets that were distributed to tanzania, and we saved countless lives. >> so, what have you personally learned from this experience?t to follow your dreams and to make something a reality, it really does pay off. i mean, i combined my two passions -- football and giving back -- and i created something. anybody can do it. i'm just a teenager from new jersey. so, if i can do it, anyone can do it. >> thomas, you're heading off to college soon.tay involved with tackles4tanzania? >> oh, yeah, definitely. we've already expanded from my high school, pingry, to include three other independent schools looking to grow even more. we're looking to go from a state thing to a regional to a national foundation. at william and mary, i'm trying to get the football team'll see where it goes. >> william and mary being the school you're going to? >> yes, i'm attending william and mary. >> terrific. best of luck to you.iate it. for more information, please visit www.tackles4tanzania.org
>> nothing but nets is ano fight malaria. they welcome motivated teens who are willing to come up with ideas for fundraising. od service project, reach out to them at nothingbutnets.net. remember, every net can save a life. for "teen kids news," i'm emily.quiz. what's meant by "pop culture"? i'll pop back with the answer
ames and toys are part of pop culture, too. this amazing array of artifacts all belong to a man named stephen geppi. >> his collection got to thed at it and said, "i like this stuff. and i hear from a lot of people that they like this stuff. so why don't i put it out so everybody can enjoy it?" >> so, what are the top fiveldn't miss when they come here? >> well, scott, let me show you. come on. walls of our museum, we have several pictures spanning the eras of each room -- 1928 leading into 1945 over here.xhibits are organized by date, you can see how our culture changed through the years, like the dawn of the television era in the 1950s.re we have the '60s revolution -- a lot of fun stuff going on in there. and 1971 to 1990 is where the
[ fanfare plays ]ber-5 artifact is what's called a one-sheet, the kind of movie poster displayed in a movie theater." fan, you'll see there's something strange going on here -- a poster for a movie before its title changed. >> the original title ofas supposed to be "revenge of the jedi." and before they had a chance to make this decision, they had already promoted the movie as for a short period of time. >> i wouldn't have known one of my favorite movies had a different title before. >> oh, when i was a child, that playground to talk about why "revenge" got turned to "return." people said that a jedi would never, ever want to have revenge.le a force for the buddha-esque jedis. [ fanfare plays ]olution: 1961 to 1970," we have a very
hands-on number 4 --m robots. >> hey! i remember this game. but i didn't know it's been around since the '60s.ame continued to be replicated into the present day, but at the time, "you knocked my block off" became a classic saying.ff. >> attraction number 3 is for kids who ask, "how can i beo?" >> the answer is... [ fanfare plays ] the superman golden muscle building set. >> wow. >> 1954.ythings, a wonderful muscle-building kit that not only has everything you need to become big and strongperman will personally fly into your house and show you how to use his superman muscle building set. gym membership. [ rim shot ]
>> we're at geppi's entertainment museum, also known asp culture. andy is the museum's assistant curator. we've been counting down the top five attractions that teensming to visit. number 5 was the "star wars" poster with the discarded movie title. number 4, the battlingts. number 3 helped kids in the 1950s spring into action with superman's muscle building kit.] >> for our next piece, number 2, one of the great sci-fi toys.of the first toys that tied in directly
>> the toy gun is 80 years old. to protect the metal, andy wears gloves.roduced at macy's, they expected it would be popular, but they didn't expect 5,000 people would line up to get it.gers xz-31 rocket gun from daisy manufacturing. 1934. [ zaps ]he geppi's entertainment museum got its start with a collection of comic books, and that's where we end our tour -- a case full of comics, eachharacter for the very first time. [ fanfare plays ].. >> number one... >> ...a story in four colors. our comic room. our number one is number number one, debut of superman, walt disney's comics and
for donald duck and detective comics' number 27, the number-one appearance of batman.comic books like dollars. [ cash register dings ] the pop culture museum is of it. so will your mom and your pop. [ chuckles ] at the geppi entertainment museum in baltimore... [ dramatic music plays ] "teen kids news." young award was given out in 1956, the first reliever to ever win the cy young award wasn't until 1974 when mike marshall won itles dodgers. that year, he posted a record of 15-12 with 21 saves, a 2.42 e.r.a., and 143 strikeouts.elief pitcher to win
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>> high school is hard. it's so important for us to haveage from our peers. if school could be the place where they came to and they got support, that would be a gift. >> good morning! >> good morning! >> all right. we just want to officially welcome you to challenge day. someone here you don't like very much. maybe you used to be really close, something crazy happened, and now you don't even talk to each other anymore. today we're gonna ask you to set [ cheers and applause ] today, students get an opportunity to let go of all of their labels, the stereotypes,t for a second, and get to see each other as human beings. >> students feel safe enough just to be themselves and to express themselvesthey typically wouldn't share otherwise.
they start to realize that we're way more alike than different. >> when they walk in, a lot ofholding, what i'm going through in my life, the feelings i have, i'm the only one that feels this way, and people don't understand me."hese activities, they realize that is no longer true. so, here's how this activity works. it's called "cross the line." gonna tell a story about your life. all right, everyone, just take a deep breath, please. in silence, please cross the line if you have ever been hurt of your skin or your cultural background. in silence, please. >> as people cross the line, you can feel lights going off, like "oh, wow.t alone." >> i've seen miracles. i've had a few students go to our school board, and one of them last year stated, you know, "if it wasn't for challenge day, challenge day just gave her an opportunity to, for the first time, to talk about what she's going through, what she's dealing with. >> when someone is willing toeel something else within you that
it's okay to cry and show things that in society aren't really looked upon as okay."ut lowering the water line and being 100% of who you are. they talk -- well, your image is the 10%, so people only see your 10%, so in order to keepe have to lower it down and be 100% all the time, but i think in doing that, you're gonna change the world. >> teenagers, in my opinion, arer world, and if we can remind them of their power at this age, we have no idea what those students will end up doing with their lives as adults.st remind them, i believe that they will step into that power. [ upbeat music plays ] speak of the week" is when we get to hear what you have to say.
>> nasa recently sent a space probe to take photos of pluto. it cost almost a billion dollars to do that. so, what do you think?spend money on missions like this? or would the money be better spent on education and wiping out poverty?ing rid of poverty and all of those other things because i think that that's, like, more important for us right now. >> i think the government shouldo education. >> it might actually help us in the long run, and it might improve upon education. we don't know until we try. [ chuckles ] >> i think that they shouldse they should -- to explore the new planets and try to figure out what's -- if there's life on there or if there's water or, yeah. >> saving the earth right now is a better idea. >> of course, the government will be quick to point out thatave
program -- for example, paint that protects against rust,re scratch proof, the insulin pump used by millions of people with diabetes, solar-power devices, highly efficient filters thatwater supplies, and even the personal computer. guess you could say that that list is literally out of this world.he week," i'm eden. >> want to spice up your lemonade? i'll show you how when "teen kids news" continues.
>> we've got another easy recipe to impress your family and friends with courtesy of the culinary institute of america. >> ice-cold lemonade can certainly quench your thirst,st with mint and honey. it makes it just a little bit more special. i'll show you how to make it. first thing you're gonna do is and you're gonna steep 2 tablespoons of honey into the
okay. gonna throw in some mint leaves in there as well. let this sit for about 5 to 10 minutes until all the and we'll just give this a stir. okay. great.a make our mint ice cubes. they're really easy to make. i've filled up a tray with water, and all i have to do is put a couple little pieces ofe cubes. so, when they melt in the lemonade, it gives it a bit more of flavor. just press them right in there. great. s really refreshing on a nice cool day -- a nice hot day, not a cool day. and the mint makes it really nice and bright with the lemon.me wheels
parents' permission. make sure you can do that. use a knife, and you slowly cut little wheels. just like that. fingers. great.3 cups of water. i'm gonna add my mint ice cubes that i already have made.erywhere. okay. just like that. and you're gonna add the juice of 5 lemons. perfect. lemon wheels. you're gonna give that a stir. mmm. this smells really good. . and add some more mint
okay. you're gonna take your hot water that's been mixed with the be very careful. it's gonna be hot. okay.give it one last stir. okay. now all i have to do is just grab a glass and enjoy.r good. at the culinary institute of america, for "teen kids news," i'm nicole. >> that looks really good. we'll see you again next weekf "teen kids news."