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10 Jun 2021, 9:35 am

This book is both funny in places and informative about the nature of humor from the point of view of a professional mathematician (Mister Data might have liked this book):

Mathematics and humor
https://www.worldcat.org/title/mathemat ... /655853268

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I haven't read the author's other books but they look interesting too:

https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n80025668/


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10 Jun 2021, 9:38 am

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Stolen from here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_joke


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13 Jun 2021, 4:59 am

Fenn wrote:
This book is both funny in places and informative about the nature of humor from the point of view of a professional mathematician (Mister Data might have liked this book):

Mathematics and humor
https://www.worldcat.org/title/mathemat ... /655853268

Image

I haven't read the author's other books but they look interesting too:

https://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n80025668/


You can also just go down to the bottom of this page...to where it says "similar topics". At the top of the list are two older threads of "mathematical jokes" of several pages each ...from which you can steal material.



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13 Jun 2021, 4:02 pm

What do you call one continuous times table that never tells the truth?

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A Lie Group


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14 Jun 2021, 3:20 am

tensordyne wrote:
What do you call one continuous times table that never tells the truth?

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A Lie Group

When it comes to this, Killing field does not need any further description :skull:


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14 Jun 2021, 10:34 pm

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When it comes to this, Killing field does not need any further description :skull:


lol, Very funny :-) Math jokes for people who know Math. Speaking of a math joke that needs explanation:

A group of three friends whose specialties are Mathematics, Physics and Accounting are talking to a Farmer at the bar. The Farmer explains to the group that he needs to take fencing and enclose an area for his cows to graze. He only has so much fencing though, so he is not sure how to proceed.

The Accountant interjects, "I know what to do! Make a spread-sheet of each kind of cow you have; then put each type of Cow in its own amortized square-shaped column of cows..."

Before the Farmer could give a riposte explaining the basis of the Accountant's false assumptions, the Physicist, hands waiving all over the place, interjected as well. "Don't be an imbecile people," his words slightly slurred from alcohol, "put all the cows together into one lump, then using the fencing in bands, ratchet the cows into ever tighter spheres..."

With the Physicist's suggestion the Farmer became highly annoyed, but before the Farmer could explain to the Physicist that he did not want a Cow Blackhole, the Mathematician with punctilious timing interjected as well, "This is all wrong, just take the smallest section of fencing that can loop back in on itself and call the area it encloses the grazing area. It is a simple Calculus of Variations problem. Sheesh."


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15 Jun 2021, 3:45 am

I knew a different version:

An engineer, physicist and mathematician got a task of enclosing greatest possible area with a fence of fixed length.
The engineer enclosed a square.
The physicist enclosed a circle.
The mathematician put the fence anyhow, went inside and declared he's outside.


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15 Jun 2021, 10:08 am

Elevator pitch version. Nice :)


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13 Jul 2021, 5:58 pm

Q: Why did the chicken cross the mobius strip?

A: To get to the same side. Bazinga!



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14 Jul 2021, 5:25 am

What's purple and commutes?

An Abelian grape.



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18 Jul 2021, 3:19 pm

Math-related puns:

* Statistics perform their numbers.

* Math can be a confusing jumble of numbers, equations, formulas, etc,etc. - yet graphs and diagrams are where I.......... draw the lines!!



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21 Jul 2021, 6:30 am

Q: What's an anagram of "Banach-Tarski"?

A: Banach-Tarski Banach-Tarski.

Q: What's the "B" in Benoit B Mandelbrot stand for?

A: Benoit B Mandelbrot