Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My Two Favorite Science Jokes

I have a special place in my heart for science jokes. I could always count on my dad to chuckle along with me. Since I cannot share them with him, I'm giving them to you. Just promise me you'll laugh with me!
Joke 1
Two strands of DNA are talking and one says to the other "Do these genes make me look fat?"

Joke 2
Two Hydrogen atoms were walking down the street.
One atom said, "Hey! I just lost an electron!"
The other atom said "Are you sure?"
The first atom replied, "Yes, I'm positive!"
Are you smiling? Or confused? Do you have a favorite science joke? If so, please share!


  1. Not a joke, exactly, but a chemical rhyme I learned while living in England as a child:

    Poor old Brown is dead and gone
    His face you'll see no more
    For what he thought was H2O
    Was H2SO4

    [Hmm. Maybe it loses something without the subscript numbers.]

  2. Ha Ha Ha! (That's me laughing!) Drinking sulfuric acid would indeed by a problem!

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Found this on a brain joke website:

    What did the hippocampus say during its retirement dinner?

    "Thanks for the memories."

  4. My husband (a science teacher) and I loved these! Thank you for the giggles at dinner and for the impromptu lesson for our children too.

  5. Love these! And they made me want to pull out Science Verse and read it again--full of fantastic science jokes, in rhyme:>)

  6. Thanks, Tricia! Fun stuff! Here's one of my little science rhymes I thought you might enjoy:


    Nature, it's true,
    Is full of surprises;
    The sun doesn't set,
    The horizon rises.

  7. My late husband liked telling Joke #2 there, and it always made me laugh, as it is one I actually understand.