Jokes for smart people

Friday Funnies is normally a great way to start off your day with an easygoing laugh, but this week we’ve decided to shake things up a little. Here are 12 jokes from Insider that only smart people can understand. So, put your knowledge of science and philosophy to the test and see how many of these jokes you find funny.

Who is this Rorschach guy and why does he paint so many paintings of my parents fighting?


A photon checks into a hotel. The bellhop asks him if he has any luggage. The photon replies, “No, I’m travelling light.”


Pavlov is sitting at his local pub enjoying a beer. The phone rings behind the bar and he jumps to his feet yelling, “Shoot! I forgot to feed the dog!”


There are two types of people in this world: those who can extrapolate from incomplete data sets.


A man walks up to a librarian and asks, “Do you have a book on Pavlov’s dog and Schrödinger’s cat?”
The librarian thinks for a moment and says, “Yes, it rings a bell, but I don’t know if we have it in or not.”


There are two difficult things about computer science: cache invalidation, naming things and off-by-one errors.


It’s hard to explain puns to a kleptomaniac because they always take things literally.


A biologist, a chemist and a statistician are out hunting. The biologist shoots at a deer and misses a metre to the right. The chemist shoots at the deer and misses a metre to the left. The statistician yells, “We got ’em!”


Who does Polyphemus hate more than Odysseus?


A classics professor goes to a tailor to get his pants mended. The tailor asks, “Euripides?”
The professor replies, “Yes, Eumenides?”


What do you get when you put root beer in a square glass?
The square root!


Q: What do you get when you cross a mosquito with a rock climber?
A: Nothing. You can’t cross a vector and a scalar.

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Written by Liv Gardiner


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