Archive for the ‘Jokes’ Category

Who said ordinary folks don’t have fun with math?

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

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A New Chuck Norris Fact

Saturday, September 24th, 2011


Time slows down the closer you get to the center of a black hole because that is where Chuck Norris Hangs out.

[ I made up this one, 2011-09-22]

When I told it to my son, he said: “Time would just run away.”


To which I replied:
“Nothing can escape Chuck Norris.”

Have You Conside that …? (Thinking differently)

Monday, April 25th, 2011


Fact: Most people have more than the average number of legs.

[Source: Joke #25, “31 Jokes for Nerds”, YouTube Video, posted by Vlogbrothers]

(This observation is correct for all  parts of the body.)

When 15 > 25?

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

A customer walked into our auto-parts store looking for a flat washer. “That’ll be 15 cents,” I said.

“Fifteen cents for a washer? Are you crazy?” he yelled. “I’ll drill a hole in a quarter and make my own.”

Jack Reeves

[Source: Reader’s Digest, August 2009, @Work (p. 67)]

Driving Math with the Math of Driving

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Driving is a serious matter but this is funny.

Visiting family in Kentucky is a heart-stopping experience if only because my brother-in-law drives in the middle of the road, straddling the double
yellow lines that separate traffic. My sister-in-law does little to ease my fears. Seeing the horror in my eyes, she once said, “Don’t worry. Everyone around here drives in the middles of the road.”

Lisa Walters, Ypsilanti, Michigan


[Source:
Reader’s Digest, June 2009, Life (p. 198)]

Right on Time

Friday, June 12th, 2009

A student returned home from a date at 3 AM. Her parents were very upset, “You’re late! You said you’d be home by 11:45!”
“Actually,” the girl replied, “I’m right on time. I said I’d be home by 1/4 of 12.”

[Origin: unknown; several variations of this joke appear on various web; a version of this joke, submitted by Zhang Wenyi, was published in Reader’s Digest, July 2009, “Laugh!:)”, p. 27]