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Readers Respond: Science Jokes

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From the article: Science Pranks
Science is funny and scientists have a great sense of humor! Do you have a science joke or riddle or are you looking for one? Share your science joke or read jokes submitted by other readers.


What's your favorite object? Mines salt because um sodium hot
—Guest Zj

Failing medical student

Asked in pass/fail viva exam in pharmacology "What's dopamine" he replied "Is that what does dopa mean or what?" He failed.
—Guest archie prentice

Bad Chemistry

Why aren't there any good chemistry jokes? Because they Argon..
—Guest mika

Murphy's Ten Laws for Experimentalists:

(1) if something can go wrong, it will do so just before your grant is up for review; (2) if the reading on your detector is correct, then you have forgot to plug it in; (3) if several things can go wrong then they will do so all at the same time; (4) if nothing can go wrong with your experiment, something still will; (5) left unto itself, your experiment will go from bad to worse; on the other hand, if you pay attention to the experiment then it will take three times longer to complete than you thought it would; (6) Nature is both subtle and malicious (Murphy stole this one from Albert Einstein); (7) a straight line will never fit your data, and using a wiggly line will result in the rejection by referees of the publication of work; (8) if you make a great discovery today, you will find a major error in your methods tomorrow (experienced experimentalists call this effect "here today, gone tomorrow"); (9) in contrast to a radio, banging your apparatus when you are at peak frustrat
—Guest yog

mobius strip

Why did the chicken cross the mobius strip?......To get to the same side. buh duh chuh.
—Guest Nothing better to do in economics class

Loosing an electron!

Once an atom went to a bar, and said "OMG! I lost an electron". The bar guy asks "are you sure?" and then the atom says "Yes I am positive"
—Guest Crystal-Mask

Why Higgs Bosons wear funny hats

I've just learned that the Higgs Particle gives mass to other particales. Therefore I think "The Pope Particle" is a better moniker for it than "The God Particle". OK back to my cage :)
—Guest Wayne Thresher

Noble gases

The teacher says to his chemistry class- "why is a Neon atom so lonely?" pupil says "because it's friends argon"
—Guest tash


QWhy do subatomic particles hate electrons a: because they are so negative
—Guest w


2 hydrogen atoms walk into a bar, one says to the other 'i think i've lost an electron' the other says 'are you sure?' to which the 1st 1 replies 'Yes.. i'm positive'
—Guest jimmy stockton

Handy Guide to Modern Science:

If it's green or it wiggles, it's biology. If it stinks, it's chemistry. If it doesn't work, it's physics.
—Guest Thrakles

Learn what's important

The most important thing to learn in Chemistry is to never lick the spoon.
—Guest Frank

You might be a chemist if...

You might be a chemist if you wash your hands BEFORE going to the bathroom.
—Guest Rich L

Reasons to be a chemistry student

- All the coffee you could want - Cool safety glasses - Exposure to all kinds of toxic and cencerous substances - Because it's pHun! - Access to 100% ethanol - Learn to completely dissolve the bodies of your enemies - Always have plans for Friday night: Work in lab - Desire to be blamed for all faults in the environment and causes of cancer - Become a master chef at poverty cuisine
—Guest Chemistry Student

For the ladies

(Fe)male = male with iron added for greater strength, ductility and magnetism.
—Guest Alan

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