Skip to comments.Will you get these 20 jokes meant for really brainy people?
Posted on 03/12/2014 9:46:13 AM PDT by The Looking Spoon
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12. 31 base 8 (Oct) is the same as 25 base 10 (Dec)
They’re asked if ALL of them want a drink.
If Logician #1 doesn’t want a drink, then he will answer “NO”. If he does want a drink then he will answer “I don’t know”, because he does not know if the other two Logicians want a drink.
Since Logician #1 answers “I don’t know”, Logicians #2 and #3 know that Logician #1 wants a drink.
Now, if Logician #2 doesn’t want a drink, then he will answer “No”. If he does want a drink, then he will answer “I don’t know”, because he doesn’t know if Logician #3 wants a drink.
Since Logician #2 answers “I don’t know”, Logician #3 now knows that both Logicians #1 and #2 want a drink. With this knowledge and the knowledge that he himself wants a drink, he can then answer “Yes” to the question.
I didn’t get a couple of them, but I laughed anyway.
Smarter than the average Chicago Bear.
12 and 13 got me too. Also 16. The rest were pretty good.
Or are a cartoon.
Really? Mine is Harvard Law School.
Heisenberg is the "author" of the uncertainty principle, in which it is impossible to precisely give the state of complementary variables - in this case jokes and funniness. Hence his uncertainty.
Goedel is the "author" of the principle of undecidability - that rules for formal systems cannot contain rules for drafting the rules of formal systems, the way that dividing by zero is indefinable under the rules of basic mathematics. Because the three men are inside the joke, they cannot step outside the joke to decide if the joke is funny or not.
Chomsky is one of the guys responsible for transformational grammar, which says that statements have a surface structure and a deep structure and that the surface structure can be optimized to generate a closer approximation of the deep structure. I.e. you can "tell it right" if you get to that structure.
When each of the first two says “I don’t know,” he is telling the third one that he wants a beer. Because if either one of the first two had not wanted a beer, he would have answered the question, “No.”
I don’t get 4 and 12.
All right, I'm kidding. Never could tell a joke...
See post 59.
Don’t worry about 4. It’s a metric system joke and there is nothing funny about the metric system.
(A pascal is the unit of pressure. A newton is the unit of weight. 1 newton per square meter is one pascal.)
Took me a minute....yours may be better than anything on the list ;-)
I liked these. There were a couple I didn’t get (the Newton inside a square meter?), but I’ll read the thread & I’m sure someone will have explained them. I loved the one about Pavlov-now that was funny. :)
Rene Descartes walks into a bar. He orders a beer, sits down and drinks it.
The bartender comes around and says “would you like another?”
Descartes responds “I think not” and vanishes into thin air.
That's only half of it — if either of the first two didn't want a beer then they could have answered the question ('No').
>> My favorite intellectual joke is still the one about the dyslexic, agnostic insomniac.
> Really? Mine is Harvard Law School.
LOL / Ouch! :D
12 &13 eluded me too.
Thank you for posting these. I have passed them on to a philospher, a mathematician, an engineering student, and a Mother-in-law.
I liked them and they are some of the reasons we got married. Mwah.
Clearly that joke predates the modern gender era.
I have a t-shirt with the Buddhist one on it.
Those brainy people should have been aborted!!
Hmmmmm...... I’m not as smart as I thought I was.
The engineering one is pretty good too.
Unlike men, all numbers are not created equal.
I don’t get 12 and 13, and initially, I didn’t get #4, but only because my screen was cutting off the last paragraph of the joke...:)
I loved these!
On 3 question was if ‘all’ wanted a drink - logically the first two couldn’t answer until the third did so they didn’t know - they could only answer no (because I don’t so not all three or I don’t know because of the others- until the third heard the orlther two day they didn’t know them he could say yes)... Logically
I detest that douchebag.
Based on inside knowledge, most aren’t that funny anyway, but let me tell you, number 5 is truly hilarious!
See post 59 for 13.
Only one I don’t get is #7. The two-fingered Roman one.
#11, the chemist and plumber one. That escapes me. Hint please? Anybody? Beuller?
The two fingers are a V... for Roman 5.
You get “unionized” for the plumber, right?
Try “un-ionized” for the chemist. Not ionized.
Got them all except 2 and 12.
The one on entropy was the best of the list.
union-ized vs. un-ionized
Chemist thinks in terms of chemistry, ie Ions. He'd say un-Ionized.
“The two fingers are a V... for Roman 5.” Aw! Geesh! Of course! I missed the easiest one! Where’s my coffee? Thanks!
The worst thing about voids? There’s nowhere to GO!
Excellent! Thanks for the post.
So I asked the physicist, Whats new. He said, C over lambda.
Sometimes Startpage is the only reason I get anything.
Years ago worked with a number of physicists who were no longer needed in the nuclear power industry because of leftist contractions, and were trying to make lateral moves into software engineering and design. Great guys! Maybe their heads were in the clouds but I found them down to earth.
A philosophy professor walks in to give his class their final. Placing his chair on his desk the professor instructs the class, “Using every applicable thing you’ve learned in this course, prove to me that this chair DOES NOT EXIST.”
So, pencils are writing and erasers are erasing, students are preparing to embark on novels proving that this chair doesn’t exist, except for one student. He spends thirty seconds writing his answer, then turns his final in to the astonishment of his peers.
Time goes by, and the day comes when all the students get their final grades...and to the amazement of the class, the student who wrote for thirty seconds gets the highest grade in the class.
His answer to the question: “What chair?”
It’s one of my favorite jokes and I tell it all the time. Got it from my Dad about 50 years ago.
Funny, though, most women I’ve told it to don’t think it’s funny.
I tell it anyway, though.
Chomsky claims that the reason communism hasnt been successful is because no one has done it right yet.
and that is a sad joke.
Darn it, you beat me to it. I love that joke.
There are 10 types of people, those who understand binary, and those who don’t.
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