Thursday, 25 October 2012

True Or False: Six Scary 'Facts' For Halloween

Witches, Vampire Bats and Explosive Flatulence...

Scary 'facts' for Halloween.
One of the weird things about society is that sometimes even apparently intelligent people can be taken in by a total bluff.  This is quite an integral part of the plot in my alien comedy 'How To Save The World' books, and so as it’s Halloween in a few days time I thought I would compile a list of six scary ‘facts’ to let people discover how astute they are at spotting a bluff and how sharp they are at recognising the truth.  Just to clarify, some of these ‘facts’ are true but some are entirely made up.

A few of these scary ‘facts’ are connected with vampire bats, witches and other such scary Halloween related themes, whereas other ‘facts’ aren’t really what you would class as ‘horror movie’ type scary, but they’re still quite frightening in their own way.

Anyway, these are the ‘facts’ so have a read and see if you can decide which are true and which are made up, then check the answers at the end of the list to see how well you did.

Friday, 19 October 2012

More Signs From Around The World

Or to provide a more accurate description…  ‘More Signs, Menus, T-shirts And Ice Creams From Around The World.'

Following on from my previous post entitled ‘Signs From Around The World,’ I’ve now collected together some more photos of signs from around the world.  After much thought I decided to call this post ‘More Signs From Around The World.’

1) Childish translations

Let’s start things off with a very childish photo of a sign in Mallorca Airport.

Childish sign at Mallorca Airport.
I think it was a restaurant, but after reading the sign I suddenly wasn’t very hungry.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Daft Office Pranks (Part 1)

Childish tomfoolery around the office.

A prank involving the 'Auto Correct' feature found in Word.
I'm a big fan of funny pranks and tricks, and in fact my book 'How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy' features one pretty big trick by the aliens in particular.  On that occasion the trick takes place on a galactic scale, but this next prank I'm going to describe takes place on a much smaller scale.

It's an office based prank, and it's a fairly straight forward prank which anyone with a basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Word will be able to play.

Anyway, one day a girl in the office had to leave her desk for a few moments, so I took quick advantage of her absence to set up the prank.  For the purposes of the example I’ll call her Lisa, but that wasn’t her real name (her real name was Lesley).  Anyway, while 'Lisa' was away I quickly went into Word on her PC and opened up the ‘Auto Correct’ feature (found in the ‘Tools’ tab).

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Author Quiz ... A New Blog From Charles Fudgemuffin

Author Quiz featuring personalised interviews from indie authors.

Author Quiz: Personalised interviews from indie authors.
Over the last few months as I’ve explored the various websites and blogs on the web dedicated to helping authors promote their work, one thing I’ve felt would be a useful addition to the selection of promotional websites out there, but which I couldn’t seem to find, was a blog dedicated to providing interviews which authors can themselves personalise.  After all, the person who knows an author's work best is generally the author themselves, so if you’re doing an interview then I think it makes sense to allow authors as much flexibility as possible on how best to introduce readers to their writing.

Anyway, spotting this gap in the blogosphere I decided to take things into my own hands and therefore recently launched a new blog called Author Quiz where I feature interviews which authors can personalise.  And thankfully so far it seems to have met with a positive response as several authors have submitted personalised interviews which I’ve featured on the blog.  Interviews published so far have included authors from various genres including humour, paranormal, adventure, science fiction, mystery and romance, and I hope to feature authors from as varied a range of genres as possible.

Monday, 1 October 2012

Santa Claus, Camper Vans And Swedish Girls

An analysis of some unusual Google searches...

When most people think of Google they probably think first and foremost of the Google search engine, then maybe after that they perhaps think of things like Google Earth and Gmail.

Searching for Santa on Google.
However, another cool gizmo which Google have is the Google Keywords Tool which is a fun way to pass the time if you ever have a spare half hour or so (especially if you’re easily amused like me).  It’s actually designed to help potential Google advertisers find useful key phrases to advertise on, but I use it to discover and explore some of the weird phrases that people actually search for on Google.

For example, did you know that every month 91 people actually search for:

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.