Saturday, 16 February 2019

10 weird websites

Previously on the Charles Fudgemuffin blog I've featured all manner of weirdness, including, to name but a few, weird national days, weird google searches, and weird facebook likes. This week the weirdness continues with another weird round-up as I take a look at ten weird websites...

1) Infinite zoom


The image just keeps zooming in and zooming in forever.
If you're into art then you might find this first website absolutely amazing. I'm not really that interested in art, and I still found it amazing!

It starts with an unusual image, which starts to zoom in. After a few seconds you begin to realise that it's zooming in further than you thought, and then before long you realise that it's apparently zooming in forever!

zoomquilt.org

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Ten cheesy chat-up lines for Valentine's Day.

Digital love.
Here's a bonus chat-up line to start things off...

The TV show 'Humans' is set in an alternate future where we share the world with robots or 'synths'.  One of the characters is attracted to her synth, and she asks it to pay her a compliment.  Her robot turns on the charm and replies:

"Your body mass index is well within the recommended range for someone of your age, weight and height."

What a charmer!

Anyway, for any non-robots reading this, here are ten chat-up lines specific to specific types of people...


1) Rich person's chat-up line ...
"Gosh, your lipstick is the same colour as my Ferrari!"


2) Liar's chat-up line...
"Gosh, your lipstick is the same colour as my Ferrari!"

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Funny Things Kids Say (Part 6)

Once again it's time on the Charles Fudgemuffin blog for another collection of funny things that kids say. The following quotes come from facebook, twitter, and real life...

"Amusing contrivances urchins sayeth (part 6)."

1) Diplomacy skills (part 1)


This was posted by a facebook friend:

Katie: "Mam, did you come from the Tudor times?"
Me: "I know I have grey hair, but how old do think I am!?" 😡😂

As a reminder, the Tudor period was from 1485 to 1603!




2) Kid geography


Here's one involving a class full of Marvel fans...

"My nephew has a new classmate from Zimbabwe and upon discovering that Zimbabwe is in Africa (these kids are 6), the first thing everyone asked him is if he'd been to Wakanda. His reply, "No, there are force fields around it."

And also because Wakanda isn't real. In fact mainly the not real part.

Saturday, 26 January 2019

New words, and when they were first used (part 2)

I often like to recycle old ideas, and this week is no exception, as the Charles Fudgemuffin blog takes another look at a variety of words, and when they were first invented.

Regular muffins.
Well, regular in that they're not fudgemuffins,
but muffins which can talk are certainly not regular!
All of the following 'first use' dates were taken from racist dictionary Merriam-Webster*.

* See previous blog post.

1703: Muffin


When the word 'muffin' was first used in 1703, the word 'fudge' had already been in use for 29 years, with its first recorded use being in 1674. The word 'fudgemuffin', however, only came into common use fairly recently!

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Silly tautologies

A friend of mine is a big fan of tautologies, or rather he's a big fan of pointing out when other people use tautologies, and I have to admit that until a few years ago I didn't know what a tautology was.

Movement of the people.
So for the benefit of anyone in a similar position, a tautology is when you use needless repetition of a word, idea or phrase in an unnecessarily repetitive way, or an unrequired duplicate manner.*

* That was a deliberate tautology.


Here are a few examples...

1) Mass exodus


There's no such thing as a small exodus. By definition, an exodus will always be massive. There's therefore no need to clarify that it's a mass exodus as that's already implied. A 'mass exodus' is therefore a simple example of a tautology.

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Weird headlines (part 2)

It's time for another round-up of weird and wonderful headlines, with this week's headlines featuring chickens, submarines and 'anonymous' quotes...

1) 'Why did the chicken cross the road?'


If you have any information as to why the chicken crossed the road, please inform the police.

Is this some kind of joke? No, it's a real headline which appeared on the BBC website.


To be fair, it's better journalism than you usually find on the BBC website.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Quiz for idiots

From time to time I've occasionally featured various quizzes on the Charles Fudgemuffin blog, including 'true or false' quizzes, 'Star Wars' quizzes, a 'photoshopped or real' quiz, and even a 'Are you officially old?' quiz.

Puffins.
Or to refer to them by their Latin name, 'fratercula arctica'.
Editor's note: "Charles, you've given the game away, you daft fool!"
Charles: "Oops, sorry! Hopefully the readers wont notice."
So what better way to start off the New year than with another quiz! This time it's a really straight forward quiz and the questions are so easy that I'm sure everyone will get ten out of ten answers correct!

1) 'Puffinus puffinus' is the Latin name for which bird?


A) Puffin
B) Manx Shearwater

About The Author

The 'How To Save The World' books
by Charles Fudgemuffin
Charles Fudgemuffin is the author of the alien comedy 'How To Save The World' books which are available for Kindle from Amazon.  The first book in the series is available from the following link:
How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy

As with all Kindle books, you can also download a free sample of the first few chapters.

Please note, the 'How To Save The World' books contain material suitable for ages 18+ and are not recommended for prudes or squares.