Science and humour. Surely never the twain should mix, eh?
Wrong! At TES Towers we’ve always known that some of the funniest people and most celebrated comedians – think Dara O’Briain – totally love science. And you’ve only got to glance at The Big Bang Theory…
But to reinforce the point, we’ve spent the last few days rigourously researching the funniest science jokes out there. As usual, Twitter has proved itself a useful ally in such endeavours and the #sciencejokes hashtag was near-swamped.
So much so, that we had much trouble shaping the best into a shortlist, and then even more difficulty picking a winner. But choose, we did, and here are the results:
A photon checks in to a hotel. The receptionist asks him if he has any luggage to take up. He replies "No, I'm travelling light".
And the eight runners up:
Q: What did Donald Duck say in his graduate physics class?
A: Quark, quark, quark!
Never trust an atom, they make up everything.
Do you have 11 protons? Because you are sodium fine!
An atom bumps into another atom: "Oh no," she says, "I've dropped an electron!" "Are you sure?" "Yes, I'm positive!"
Wonder if @tes heard about the scientist who was frozen to absolute zero? He's 0K now
Some people think sodium fluoride is NaF but I think it's ok
What chemicals have the most shocking reaction? Oxygen and Magnesium... OMG
Is the chemical symbol for silicon the same in Spanish? Si.
Well done everyone. Give yourselves a big pat on the back.