Weekly Roundup 65

As yesterday was April fool’s day, and I had no better plans for the weekly roundup this week, I have been convinced to dedicating this post to all my favourite physics (or just science in general) jokes. So here they are:

A photon enters a hotel and the bell boy rushes to assist him with his luggage. The photon assures that “It’s okay, I’m travelling light.”

How many theoretical physicists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Two. One to hold the lightbulb and the other to spin the universe.

What does the B in Benoit B. Mandelbrot stand for? Benoit B. Mandelbrot of course.

Schrödinger and Ohm were getting driven by Heisenberg to a physics conference when they were pulled over by a policeman. “Do you know how fast you were going?” asked the officer. “No, but I know where I am now,” replied Heisenberg. “You were doing 50 in a 30 mile per hour zone,” “Great now I’m lost!” yelled the physicist throwing his hands in the air. The policeman, considering this quite strange behaviour, asked to see in the car’s boot. He was considerably surprised. “There’s a dead cat in here!” he exclaimed. “Well it certainly is now,” retorted Schrödinger. Having had enough of this, the officer moved to arrest the three men. Ohm resisted.

What do you get when you cross a mosquito and a mountain climber? Nothing, as you can’t cross multiply a vector and a scalar.

Quite a simple set of jokes, and yet they always manage to amuse me. Of course the reason they are not “good” jokes is because you require at least some physics (and a bit of biology for the last one) knowledge to understand them. Hopefully everyone had a fun April fool’s day and a fun week altogether.

Until tomorrow, goodnight.


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