A cartoon illustration of a pumpkin with a carving knife and blood on the floor to signify Halloween. By Oddball Times

May Contain Nutjobs: The Origins Of Halloween

After eating an entire packet of Nerds, two packets of popping candy, and spending a whopping four minutes on the internet, I've discovered the following about Halloween and its origins... Pumpkin Carving: This tradition dates back to Britain when a 3 year old boy named Sam Hain decided that he hated eating his vegetables, in … Continue reading May Contain Nutjobs: The Origins Of Halloween

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Celebrity Clone Lab: Daisy Ridley And Rhys James

This week in the Celebrity Clone Lab is actor Daisy Ridley. If you don't already know, she's the clone of comedian Rhys James. Now of course, the mainstream media will tell you that Daisy Ridley is a descendant of landed gentry, the great-niece of a Dad's Army actor, and the daughter of a banker and … Continue reading Celebrity Clone Lab: Daisy Ridley And Rhys James

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Celebrity Clone Lab: Stacey Dooley And Jane Asher

This week in the Celebrity Clone Lab is TV presenter Stacey Dooley. If you don't know, she's the clone of actor Jane Asher! Now you may say that Dooley isn't a perfect copy of Asher and you'd be right. Records indicate that the Celebrity Clone Lab intended to create a perfect clone of Jane but … Continue reading Celebrity Clone Lab: Stacey Dooley And Jane Asher

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The Great British Mix-Up: Paul Hollywood’s Long Lost Brothers

Did you know that Paul Hollywood, celebrity chef and judge of The Great British Bake Off, is one of a septuplet? Well it's true! Paul's father John who was a bakery proprietor, attempted to inseminate his wife with a baker's dozen but unfortunately, his multiple birth fell short of its target. In the end, Paul's … Continue reading The Great British Mix-Up: Paul Hollywood’s Long Lost Brothers

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Celebrity Clone Lab: Phil Lynott and Craig David

After the phenomenally successful career of Phil Lynott (with and without Thin Lizzy) the scientists at the Celebrity Clone Lab stored Phil's cells for later use, with the hopes of perhaps creating a similarly successful artist for the noughties' generation. The laboratory was very careful with the precious cells as they set about creating the … Continue reading Celebrity Clone Lab: Phil Lynott and Craig David

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Greenlit: A Big-Budget Andy Serkis Biopic

The life of Andy Serkis is to be told as a big-budget Hollywood movie sources tell us. The story of a young lad from Ruislip Manor going on to college, studying theatre and eventually becoming the foremost Motion Capture performer, has been green-lit for production. Studio executives have said that because of the popularity of … Continue reading Greenlit: A Big-Budget Andy Serkis Biopic

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Celebrity Clone Lab: Sandra Bullock And Michael Jackson

This week in the Celebrity Clone Lab is Sandra Bullock, if you haven't already realised, she's a clone of Michael Jackson. Just look at the resemblance! When or where this cloning took place is a mystery but maybe Sandra's father John Bullock being a contractor for The Pentagon or her grandfather being a German rocket … Continue reading Celebrity Clone Lab: Sandra Bullock And Michael Jackson

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Gammon: Getting To The Bottom Of Things

The farm I visited today had a couple of unhappy pigs, not because they were being intensively farmed, were living in bad conditions, being fed non-organic swill, and not because they were going to slaughter very soon. Their gripe was about something altogether different. They said that even though they would prefer not to have … Continue reading Gammon: Getting To The Bottom Of Things

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If You Go Down In The Woods Today: En Route To The Bilderberg Group

What the masonic hell is going on?! I made all the necessary preparations to infiltrate this year's Bilderberg Group Meeting, I took my camera, my placard saying “I'm with Alex Jones“ (I was planning on getting her autograph later, love The One Show on the BBC), I also took some sandwiches and a flask of … Continue reading If You Go Down In The Woods Today: En Route To The Bilderberg Group

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Celebrity Clone Lab: Harry Hill And Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

This week in the Celebrity Clone Lab is TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. If you don't already know, he's the clone of slap-head comedian Harry Hill. Harry Hill's breakout 90's BBC Radio 4 show was called “Harry Hill's Fruit Corner” and his follow-up TV show for BBC Two was called “Fruit Fancies”. Then in the 00's, … Continue reading Celebrity Clone Lab: Harry Hill And Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

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Christopher Wallace Is Trying To Out-Fox Us All

The other day my TV broke, so in a frenzy, I walked over to my neighbour's house, a Friend Of Mine and Kicked Down The Door. My neighbour was watching a programme called Fox News Sunday presented by none other than Christopher Wallace. I did a double take, Christopher Wallace on Fox News? Unbelievable! Now … Continue reading Christopher Wallace Is Trying To Out-Fox Us All

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Harvey Weinstein’s Secret Therapy: What It’s Like Being A Woman

Shortly after the world discovered that Harvey Weinstein was an alleged sexual harasser, sexual assaulter, and rapist, the man went under the radar and seemingly dropped off the map. There were reports that he was “in treatment” but people are now beginning to ask “what treatment?” and “where?”. Well, we have an exclusive for you … Continue reading Harvey Weinstein’s Secret Therapy: What It’s Like Being A Woman

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Cutting Your Intake By Half: How The Government Plans To Further Reduce Sugar And Salt

“This government isn't for raising taxes, we're for cutting taxes, in fact we're known for cuts, that's why we introduced a Sugar Tax, not to raise money from it but to cut the sugar from your diet.” That was the statement given by the Minister Of Duplicity today who went on to say that the … Continue reading Cutting Your Intake By Half: How The Government Plans To Further Reduce Sugar And Salt

A cartoon of a petri dish with Lee Evans and Fred West inside. By Oddball Times

Celebrity Clone Lab: Lee Evans And Fred West

This week in the Celebrity Clone Lab is stand-up comedian Lee Evans. If you don't know, he's the clone of serial killer Fred West! Oddball Times doesn't have much evidence of this particular celeb cloning as the files were lost, destroyed, or buried somewhere in Gloucester but just take a look at the resemblance; the … Continue reading Celebrity Clone Lab: Lee Evans And Fred West

A cartoon image of Malcolm X in a superhero costume. By Oddball Times

Cultural Appropriation Month: Black Superheroes

I was wondering the other day, when Professor Xavier opened his X-Mansion at 1407 Graymalkin Lane, Salem Center, Westchester County, New York and gathered his X-Men, why amongst Wolverine, Rogue, Jean Grey, Cyclops, Beast and Gambit didn't they include Malcolm? He lived and worked in New York so he wouldn't have had far to travel … Continue reading Cultural Appropriation Month: Black Superheroes

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Beware Of Dyson’s Creations: Predictions Of Our Future In Terminator 2

The movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day was very prophetic; we now have drones in the sky gunning people down, robots are evolving on a daily basis, and with Google, Alexa, Siri and Cortana, we're moving ever-closer to a Skynet-type artificial intelligence overthrowing the human race. So if James Cameron's film accurately predicted our future demise, … Continue reading Beware Of Dyson’s Creations: Predictions Of Our Future In Terminator 2

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From Swots to SWAT: The Obvious Solution To Prevent School Shootings

Every time there's a school shooting, politicians, pundits, and members of the public question what we should change... Maybe we should arm the teachers? Err... no, imagine your worst P.E. teacher with a Glock? Terrible idea. Okay, so maybe we should place body scanners in all schools? Err... no, imagine all the nonce security guards … Continue reading From Swots to SWAT: The Obvious Solution To Prevent School Shootings

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Far From The Maddening Crowd: My Interview With Tom Hardy

Do you know who I saw whilst I was visiting Hammersmith this week? None other than Thomas Hardy! He looked wonderful, some wrinkles but not many for his age. He wasn't wearing his usual tailcoat, double-breasted vest and wing-tip collar... oh no, not a hat or a pair of gloves in sight. In fact he … Continue reading Far From The Maddening Crowd: My Interview With Tom Hardy

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Celebrity Clone Lab: Perez Hilton And Doug McClure

This week in the Celebrity Clone Lab is Perez Hilton. Even though he doesn't want the public to know, we're gonna out him as a clone of the late actor Doug McClure. If you don't already know, Hilton, a blogger, columnist, and all-round douche is a hypocrite of the highest order. He is known for … Continue reading Celebrity Clone Lab: Perez Hilton And Doug McClure

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Tom Cruise And Suri Cruise: Mistaken A.I.dentity

This week I went out to California to meet Tom Cruise. I felt overwhelmed but I managed to ask Tom how it felt to be a father and what it was like to be one of three dads. I was amongst other reporters so I think he didn't hear me. I continued unperturbed. I asked … Continue reading Tom Cruise And Suri Cruise: Mistaken A.I.dentity

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Celebrity Clone Lab: Alex Jones And The Baldy Man

A brand new conspiracy for all you Oddball readers out there is that Alex Jones, the far-right Info Wars host is in fact a clone of The Baldy Man. Now in order to believe this conspiracy theory, you must first ignore that the Baldy Man is a fictional character played by comedian Gregor Fisher, but … Continue reading Celebrity Clone Lab: Alex Jones And The Baldy Man

A cartoon illustration of a man yelling "What?" at a speaker. By Oddball Times

Watts: What Are They? The History Of Speaker Wattage

Have you ever wondered how the wattage or “watt” rating for speakers is worked out?... Well wonder no more. Back in the 1970s when amplifiers and speakers were becoming louder and louder (a time when volume knobs could be turned all the way to 11) a professor of audiology named Sebastian Soundstein decided to rate … Continue reading Watts: What Are They? The History Of Speaker Wattage

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Two Turnpikes And A Microphone: How Hip-Hop Musicians Are Embracing Roads And Motorways

Today we answer the age old question; how do musicians decide what to call themselves? Fans assume that stage-names are simply nicknames from childhood or possibly some random thought that popped into a musician's head. It was all a mystery... until now. We have inside information that certain Hip-Hop artists used the humble road map … Continue reading Two Turnpikes And A Microphone: How Hip-Hop Musicians Are Embracing Roads And Motorways

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Celebrity Clone Lab: Fred Trump And Josef Fritzl

This week in the Celebrity Clone Lab it's Josef Fritzl. If you don't already know, he's the clone of Donald Trump's father Fred Trump! Fred Trump was a carpenter and he built twenty homes in Queens, New York by 1926. Seeing this success, the Celebrity Clone Lab took a swab from Fred's tash and cryogenically … Continue reading Celebrity Clone Lab: Fred Trump And Josef Fritzl

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Celebrity Clone Lab: Post Malone And Chabuddy G

Here at Oddball Times, we like to let you the reader in on certain secrets about the entertainment world, namely which celebrities are clones and which are spliced-hybrids. Sometimes however, certain cloned celebs aren't a secret at all, some even parade their similarities in front of the whole world for all to see! Take Post … Continue reading Celebrity Clone Lab: Post Malone And Chabuddy G

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The Skinny Jeans Effect: Proof That Tight Legwear Restricts Creativity In Music

If someone asks you when the best Blues music was made, you'll probably say the 1950s. The best Rock And Roll music? The 1960s. The best Heavy Metal music? The 1970s of course. If someone asks you when the best Electronic Dance Music was made, you'll definitely say the late 1980s and early 1990s. The … Continue reading The Skinny Jeans Effect: Proof That Tight Legwear Restricts Creativity In Music

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Jeremy Corbyn Will Fix Everything

Jeremy Corbyn will fix everything It's not just me fawning Jeremy Corbyn will sort everything He's gonna reverse global warming Jeremy Corbyn will end hunger, death, and disease He's gonna bring peace to all the middle east Jeremy Corbyn will fix everything I'm not being sycophantic Jeremy Corbyn will save lives From the Pacific to … Continue reading Jeremy Corbyn Will Fix Everything

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The Mandela Effect: Proof That The Winnie Mandela Effect Is Real

If you don't already know, the “Winnie Mandela Effect” was named by paranormal expert Fiona Dustpan when she first realised that she wasn't the only person who wrongly believed Winnie Mandela spontaneously combusted in the 1990s. Dustpan insists that she remembers the media coverage of this event, she says that she vividly recalls video footage … Continue reading The Mandela Effect: Proof That The Winnie Mandela Effect Is Real

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Donald J. Trump: What It’s Like Being On Top

  This week I went to Washington D.C. to meet Donald Trump. I wanted to know how he had become President and why so many people hated him. When I got to Washington it was difficult getting an interview as there were a stream of Presidential bodyguards. I finally managed to shout my questions at … Continue reading Donald J. Trump: What It’s Like Being On Top