Science Jokes Made Easy

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Let’s face it. Not all since jokes are easy to understand. Have no fear! Here some of the most common scientific notions which you might come across in a joke.

Physics 1: Newton’s first law states that a body in motion remains in motion and a body at rest remains at rest unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.

General/Miscellaneous 1: Asymmetry sounds like “a cemetery”. Asymmetry in physics and mathematics is a lack of symmetry. Something is symmetric if it is unchanged when transformed. For example, a sphere has rotational symmetry because if you turn it, it looks the same.

Physics 23: The half-life of a radioactive substance is the time it takes for half of it to decay away. Ordinary cats are said to have 9 lives, so the issue is whether a radioactive cat has 9 or 18 half-lives.

Biology 12: The word “staph” is an informal version of staphylococci, a type of spherical parasitic bacteria that bunch together in irregular masses.

Physics 35: According to special relativity, the length of an object decreases as the speed of the object increases.

Chemistry 14: The symbols for carbon, holmium, cobalt, lanthanum and tellurium are respectively C, Ho, Co, La and Te.

Chemistry 22: K is the symbol for potassium.

Chemistry 21: H2SO4 is sulfuric acid. Presumably, Susan drank acid instead of water.

So next time you see a sciency joke, you should understand it, K?

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