N₂O - Where Science Meets Fun

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The Science of Fun

Here is another portion of Science Jokes. Being serious about your job is one of the most important spices of success. But the ability to have a good laugh about it, it's a priceless gift. Enjoy the following lines and never forget to entertain your imagination.  After all, it's Friday!

Particle humor

A photon checks into a hotel and the desk clerk says:
"Can I get a bellhop for your bags?"
Photon responds:
"No need. I'm traveling light."


Why can't you trust atoms?
They make up everything.


An electron and a positron go into a bar.
Positron: "You're round."
Electron: "Are you sure?"
Positron: "I'm positive."

Scientists at a bar

Rene Descartes was sitting at a bar. The bartender came over and asked if
he would like another drink. He replied, "I think not." And he vanished.

Heisenburg was also sitting at the bar. After Descartes vanished in a puff
of smoke, the bartender walked over to him and asked, "Did you see that?"
To which Heisenberg replied, "I can't be certain."

The bartender then noticed Einstein was there. So he asked him if he could
believe what had happened. Einstein replied, "It's all relative."

Then the bartender noticed that Carl Sagan was there. He walked over to
him and asked, "Can you believe that all these famous people are here in
THIS bar?" Sagan replied, "No. Because there must be BILLIONS and BILLIONS of
bars out there."

recounted by Mark S. Hutchenreuther

Murphy's Ten Laws for Experimentalists:

In a scientific experiment,
(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 forgotten 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 radio, banging your apparatus when you are at peak frustration will not fix it but permanently break it (for this reason, it is important for experimentalists to remain calm at all times);
(10) when your experiment is just about to succeed, you will run out of grant money.
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