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(Fark)   Florida man left a note, STI rates are up, and chicken is addictive - but hey, the government is back! Grab a drink and take the Fark Weird News Quiz January 13-19 There's An App For That Edition   (fark.com) divider line
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2019-01-26 03:31:33 PM  
Welcome back to another edition of the Fark Weekly Weird News Quiz, where we can learn if you were furloughed all week or hard at work making up for all the people that were.

I was looking through my cell phone yesterday and realized just how many stupid apps I have. There's one for a gas station that was next door to where I used to live, which was handy because I got all kinds of discounts for "checking in" with the app every day without leaving the house; some kind of weird Trivia game that some chick convinced me to download, and then there's actually a manufacturer-branded flashlight app that does nothing more than turn the LED by the camera on. While I can see the utility of this (and use it often), vanilla Android actually has this functionality built in - yet they disabled the built-in app for the company branded one. It doesn't even project the Bat Signal or anything cool like that. Does anyone other than me care about what the app icon says? How much did they pay some programmer to create this app that does something that is already being done?

Winners and easiest/hardest from last week can be found in the NotNewsletter in your email inbox, or you can check out the comments thread, where there;s also a message from Drew about Fark's cool new "Vintage" tag.

Anyway, take the quiz, and come back and tell us what the most useless app on your cell phone is.

Good luck, and if you have any issues with the quiz, please reply to this email.
 
2019-01-26 03:45:15 PM  
Oh lawdy.  I'm such a failure this week.
 
2019-01-26 03:57:48 PM  
Top 10 scores for this quiz:
AverageAmericanGuy744
JasonOfOrillia457
Oh No Joe!440
savedbymonkeys430
ox45tallboy0

I'm the best around. Nothings ever gonna keep me down.
 
2019-01-26 04:13:39 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: I'm the best around. Nothings ever gonna keep me down.


About that.
 
2019-01-26 04:25:24 PM  

WickerNipple: AverageAmericanGuy: I'm the best around. Nothings ever gonna keep me down.

About that.


A winner is you.
 
2019-01-26 04:41:39 PM  
Man I totally sucked on that quiz..lol
Maybe better next time..probly not
 
2019-01-26 04:58:01 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Top 10 scores for this quiz:
AverageAmericanGuy744
JasonOfOrillia457
Oh No Joe!440
savedbymonkeys430
ox45tallboy0

I'm the best around. Nothings ever gonna keep me down.


924.
 
2019-01-26 04:59:05 PM  
I'd cheer about that more, but given my usual scoring, that's just an obvious fluke - I've spent so much time on Fark this last week or so, thanks to my Trump Derangement Syndrome.
 
2019-01-26 05:00:38 PM  

FormlessOne: I'd cheer about that more, but given my usual scoring, that's just an obvious fluke - I've spent so much time on Fark this last week or so, thanks to my Trump Derangement Syndrome.


I have always considered winning the quiz to be losing at life.  Thank you for taking the lead.
 
2019-01-26 05:04:48 PM  

WickerNipple: FormlessOne: I'd cheer about that more, but given my usual scoring, that's just an obvious fluke - I've spent so much time on Fark this last week or so, thanks to my Trump Derangement Syndrome.

I have always considered winning the quiz to be losing at life.  Thank you for taking the lead.


...right?! Exactly my point.
 
2019-01-26 05:34:02 PM  
I used to have the IMDB app, just so I could look up movies I happened to be watching on TV. Not only was it pointless, since looking up the website was just as easy, but it would give me annoying notifications. I don't know why it took me longer to get around to uninstalling that one than when I tried out the Facebook app.
 
2019-01-26 06:31:43 PM  

cyberspacedout: I used to have the IMDB app, just so I could look up movies I happened to be watching on TV. Not only was it pointless, since looking up the website was just as easy, but it would give me annoying notifications. I don't know why it took me longer to get around to uninstalling that one than when I tried out the Facebook app.


Some apps like that for websites are silly, and they make it default to give you notifications. It really sucks when you're on Fark and looking at a news story for some local TV station in Walla Walla Washington and they want you to install their app. Why? How many people that visit their wbsite really want their app? I'm thinking people that really want it could follow a link instead of a pop-up.
 
2019-01-26 06:37:08 PM  
People are actually doing well on the STI question. 72% correct so far.

I don't know if that says good things (knowledge) or bad things (how that knowledge was acquired) about the Fark community.
 
2019-01-26 06:44:08 PM  
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2019-01-26 07:40:39 PM  
Hey, you finished! Here's your results:
Final Score:
7 out of 11 correct, total points = 666
Total time elapsed:
less than a minute (50 seconds)


Okay, so I didn't make the top 10.  I'm still a beast though.
 
2019-01-26 10:07:48 PM  
10/11
819 points

/should'a picked the cockroach
 
2019-01-26 11:01:58 PM  

Qatmandu: 10/11
819 points

/should'a picked the cockroach


Lemme guess.. you're not the romantic type?
 
2019-01-27 08:00:07 AM  
In my world, STI is an acronym for Science, Technology and Information.

You can probably understand why I personally avoid this acronym even as it persists.
 
2019-01-27 08:26:16 AM  

casual disregard: In my world, STI is an acronym for Science, Technology and Information.

You can probably understand why I personally avoid this acronym even as it persists.


I don't know why they changed it from "D" to "I". It was always "D" for us GenXers. Then again, our parents called it "VD". I think they keep changing it every generation to make sure the newer ones understand it's not just for old people.
 
2019-01-27 11:15:43 AM  
STI?  I think you mean STD.

This is an STI
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This is an STD (the most friendly image of one I could find)
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2019-01-27 11:20:21 AM  

ox45tallboy: casual disregard: In my world, STI is an acronym for Science, Technology and Information.

You can probably understand why I personally avoid this acronym even as it persists.

I don't know why they changed it from "D" to "I". It was always "D" for us GenXers. Then again, our parents called it "VD". I think they keep changing it every generation to make sure the newer ones understand it's not just for old people.


My grandfather always called any VD, "the clap"
 
2019-01-27 11:32:28 AM  

Ima4nic8or: ox45tallboy: casual disregard: In my world, STI is an acronym for Science, Technology and Information.

You can probably understand why I personally avoid this acronym even as it persists.

I don't know why they changed it from "D" to "I". It was always "D" for us GenXers. Then again, our parents called it "VD". I think they keep changing it every generation to make sure the newer ones understand it's not just for old people.

My grandfather always called any VD, "the clap"


Which could have done bearing with Jeb!'s failure to resonate with that age group.
 
2019-01-27 02:17:29 PM  

Ima4nic8or: STI?  I think you mean STD.

This is an STI
[img.fark.net image 275x183]

This is an STD (the most friendly image of one I could find)
[img.fark.net image 300x168]


The I is for Infection. Technically, someone could be infected without yet having the disease - it's the difference between being HIV positive and having AIDS.
 
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