A Beats By Dre parody ad showing Beats By Roberta Flack afro puff headphones. By Oddball Times

Afro Puff, Puff, Pass: Looking Back At Roberta Flack’s Headphones

  More than four decades before Hip-Hop producer Dr. Dre released his own-brand headphones, soul singer Roberta Flack released hers. Flack's headphones were of course in keeping with the '70s, they were very stylish and more importantly they sounded much better than their contemporary counterparts (the overpriced Beats By Dre). Of course this was mainly … Continue reading Afro Puff, Puff, Pass: Looking Back At Roberta Flack’s Headphones

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Celebrity Gene Splicing: How They Made Chris Isaak

It's a known fact that scientists have varied tastes in music. Some of them for example, like to listen to Elvis and some prefer The Smiths. One day after an argument over who is better, a group of experts in the field of Genomics decided to splice the genes of Elvis Presley and Morrissey together … Continue reading Celebrity Gene Splicing: How They Made Chris Isaak

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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

A cartoon of three pods with David Mitchell, Tom Hanks, and Paul Eddington's heads in them. By Oddball Times

Celebrity Gene Splicing: How They Made Paul Eddington

This week on Celebrity Gene Splicing we bring you Paul Eddington, the late great actor who starred in Hammer's The Devil Rides Out and TV Sitcom The Good Life. Paul, in case you didn't know, was made by mixing the genes of David Mitchell with those of Tom Hanks. By combining Hanks' mouth with the … Continue reading Celebrity Gene Splicing: How They Made Paul Eddington

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Celebrity Clone Lab: Rob Brydon And Anton Du Beke

This week in the Celebrity Clone Lab is Anton Du Beke, if you don't know he's the clone of Rob Brydon! Anton Du Beke, a Strictly Come Dancing dancer and professional racist, was created when a petri dish containing Rob Brydon's genes were accidentally left resting on a sequinned Saint George's Cross flag. Don't ask … Continue reading Celebrity Clone Lab: Rob Brydon And Anton Du Beke

A cartoon of a petri dish with Salman Rushdie and Stanley Kubrick inside. By Oddball Times

Celebrity Clone Lab: Salman Rushdie And Stanley Kubrick

This week on Celebrity Clone Lab it's author Salman Rushdie. If you don't already know, he's the clone of filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, just look at the resemblance! Sal and Stan are known for their controversial art; Salman for his book The Satanic Protocols and Stanley for his masterful direction of the moon landings. Another controversial … Continue reading Celebrity Clone Lab: Salman Rushdie And Stanley Kubrick

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Celebrity Clone Lab: David Icke And Engelbert Humperdinck

This week in the Celebrity Clone Lab is ex-sports broadcaster, writer, and conspiracy theorist David Icke. If you don't know, Icke is a clone of singer Engelbert Humperdinck. Just look at the resemblance! Born in Madras, India, Engelbert moved to Leicester, England when he was aged ten and he later became famous when he released … Continue reading Celebrity Clone Lab: David Icke And Engelbert Humperdinck