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The term Fizzle is used in the following contexts:

  • When an event starts promisingly, but stalls and ends shortly afterwards, it is said to "fizzle out."
  • When any explosive fails to detonate, or detonates less successfully than intended. Especially, an unexpectedly low yield from the detonation of a nuclear weapon. This happens when the weapon comes apart and stops the nuclear reactions before the planned fraction of the nuclear fuels have been consumed. See also critical mass.
  • In collectible card games, this is when a card effect is negated as a result of an opponent's actions or a change in game state.
  • A term used in the MMORPG EverQuest when an attempted spellcast fails, using up a portion of the spells cost.
  • A synonym for -izzle, a language pattern used in hip-hop slang

Also Fizzle is name of extension for Mozilla Firefox web browser. More information: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1307/ This article is concerned solely with chemical explosives. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi) above the hypocenter. ... San Francisco Critical Mass, April 29, 2005 Critical Mass is a bike ride typically held on the last Friday of every month in cities around the world where bicyclists and, less frequently, skateboarders, roller bladers, roller skaters and other self-propelled commuters take to the streets en masse. ... Collectible card games (CCGs), also called customizable card games or trading card games, are played using specially designed sets of cards. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... EverQuest (EQ) is a 3D fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that was released on March 16, 1999. ... -izzle is an American English suffix used for pop-culture hip hop slang. ... In metaphysics, extension is the property of taking up space; see Extension (metaphysics). ... Mozilla is a computer term which has had many different uses, though all of them have been related to the now-defunct Netscape Communications Corporation and its related application software. ... Firefox may refer to: Firefox (novel), written by Craig Thomas, published in 1978 Firefox (film), the 1982 movie starring Clint Eastwood, based on the novel Firefox (arcade game), the laserdisc arcade game based on the movie Mozilla Firefox, a web browser The Red Fox or the Red Panda, based on... An example of a web browser (Mozilla Firefox) showing the main Wikipedia web page. ...

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Fizzle for Champions (297 words)
Description: Fizzle is a 16 foot tall blue robot who turns into a race car.
History: If Fizzle were as good at his job as he claims to be, the Autobot/Decepticon war would have been ended millenia ago.
Fizzle blames any of his battle plans on the ineptitude of the soldiers involved.
Ink 19 :: Fizzle Like a Flood (2148 words)
Fizzle Like a Flood brings to mind everyone from Brian Wilson to The Flaming Lips, and in the process creates an idiosyncratic blend of every good pop album from the last forty years.
Douglas used to be in what became The Faint, and as good as they are, his releases as Fizzle Like a Flood proves that he's moved on to better things.
Speaking with him, it was a pleasure to discover that articulateness and disarming, self-deprecating humor is a feature of the man as well as the music.
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