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Monday, 24 October 2005

LOS ANGELES - CALIFORNIA - Scientists who look similar to Albert Einstein have discovered a new number. It is the first number to be discovered since 1788 when Boris Two located the number which was subsequently named after him.

The new digit is to be called fley and will fall between the existing number seven and number eight. Trials are underway to test the new number and according to a spokesman are going very well.

"Fley is proving to be a most competent unit. We have conducted numerous tests and it has passed all with flying colours. Fleyteen technicians have been working on the project since the twenty fleynth of March." said Professor Denver Beaker of the University of California.

"However we still do not have a design on how the number should look but we have come up with a wonderful suggestion" said the bearded nerd.

"Burger King are giving away a Fley suggestion form with every Flame Grilled Whopper and Fries. Customers can design their own digit and post it to a selection team in Texas."

Beaker went on (and on and on) "The winners will be chosen and a short list of fley will be selected. Any winners over four foot fley will be disqualified but will be compensated with a fley Dollar Bill."

"The final two will go head to head in a gruelling final and the winner will emerge victorious. Their design will be shown on MTV later the same week"

Albert Einstein himself was not available for comment as he died some years ago but his great grandson Mary said he was not as clever as Albie so had no real idea of what was going on.

Promotion posters have already been spotted in two Burger Kings in Utah but a company spokesman denied it was a plan to get one over on McDonalds. "We were asked by the Uni first. They can keep their grubby little hands off this - they have already suggested the new number should look like a big golden M"

When asked if there was any truth in the rumour that Burger King had slipped a backhander to the Prof he denied this but a new BeakerBurger has appeared in the menu together with a Salsa dip.

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