Think & Smile

111014_IP-141020111200-LargeI don’t know if you’ve ever heard of it but there is an old social network called “Reddit”. I don’t use it frequently but one of my friends is a huge fan of it. The other day, he sent me a link which is full of intellectual jokes, which I think you’ll love!

These jokes are generally about famous philosophers or scientists and they reflect the wit of these people. They may be about theories or concepts used in science or philosophy.The link follows: “What’s the most intellectual joke you know?” Let’s see some of them…



Jean-Paul Sartre is sitting at a French cafe, revising his draft of Being and Nothingness. He says to the waitress, “I’d like a cup of coffee, please, with no cream.” The waitress replies, “I’m sorry, Monsieur, but we’re out of cream. How about with no milk?”

“Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?”

A physicist, a mathematician and an engineer were each asked to establish the volume of a red rubber ball. The physicist immersed the ball in a beaker full of water and measured the volume of the displaced fluid. The mathematician measured the diameter and calculated a triple integral. The engineer looked it up in his Red Rubber Ball Volume Table.

Werner Heisenberg, Kurt Gödel, and Noam Chomsky walk into a bar. Heisenberg turns to the other two and says, “Clearly this is a joke, but how can we figure out if it’s funny or not?” Gödel replies, “We can’t know that because we’re inside the joke.” Chomsky says, “Of course it’s funny. You’re just telling it wrong.”

Day 19, I have successfully conditioned my master to smile and write in his book every time I drool.- Pavlov’s Dog

A physicist, a mathematician and an engineer stay in a hotel.

The engineer is awakened by a smell and gets up to check it. He finds a fire in the hallway, sees a nearby fire extinguisher and after extinguishing it, goes back to bed. Later that night, the physicist gets up, again because of the smell of fire. He quickly gets up and sees the fire in the hallway. After calculating air pressure, flame temperature and humidity as well as distance to the fire and projected trajectory, he extinguishes the fire with the least amount of fluid. At last, the mathematician awakes, only again to find a fire in the hallway. He instantly sees the extinguisher and thinks, “A solution exists!”, and heads back into his room.


To be continued! 🙂

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