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Friday Science Jokes

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Scientific Jokes

After months of serious work, exploration, and experiments, you scientists and researchers may need to unwind a bit. Well, it's time for a small portion of scientific humor. And if it's not funny, most probably you have to change your methods, ask your colleagues, or analyze it more. If you are not a scientist and, naturally, you don't get it, don't worry. This time there is an explanatory part. After all, when it comes to science, even the jokes need some additional explanations.

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1. Baby, I wish I were DNA helicase so I could unzip your genes.

Explanation: DNA helicase is an enzyme that unzips a strand of DNA down the middle. Your genes are made of DNA strands. Genes sounds a lot like jeans — an item of clothing that is typically undone with a zipper.

Source: Jokes4Us

2. Q: What do you call the leader of a biology gang?

A: The nucleus

Explanation: The nucleus is essentially the control center of a cell, which dictates what the rest of the cell does.

Source: Jokes4Us

3. Q: What did the thermometer say to the graduated cylinder?

A: "You May have graduated, but I've got many degrees."

Explanation: A common laboratory measuring device is a graduated cylinder, which successively marks off an increasing volume. Thermometers, meanwhile, denote temperature in degrees.

Source: Michele Banks/@artlogica

4. You're so hot, you denature my proteins.

Explanation: Proteins denature — lose their shape and structure — when things get hot. Attractive people are frequently referred to as "hot" — in this case, so hot they could denature proteins.

Source: Jokes4Us

5. Did you hear about the famous microbiologist who visited 30 different countries and spoke 6 languages? He was a man of many cultures.

Explanation: In microbiology, a "culture" is a colony of microorganisms grown in a lab.

Source: Jokes4Us

6. Q: Did you hear about the man who got cooled to absolute zero?

 A: He's 0K now.

Explanation: "0K" here actually stands for zero Kelvin. Kelvin is a temperature scale in which zero is the coldest possible temperature, referred to as absolute zero, where molecules cease to move. A person wouldn't actually be OK if cooled to absolute zero.

Source: Jokes4Us

7. Organic chemistry is difficult. Those who study it have alkynes of trouble.

Explanation: An alkyne is a common type of carbon compound with one carbon-to-carbon triple bond. They are frequently used and studied in organic chemistry. It's pronounced like "al kine." So, alkynes of trouble sounds like all kinds of trouble.

Source: Jokes4Us

8. I was going to become a polymer scientist, but didn't because I thought the work would be too repetitive.

Explanation: The word "polymer" describes any material with more two types of repeating chemical units, usually in the form of a long chain. Examples include materials such as DNA (your genetic code), nylon, polyethylene terephthalate (or PETE, used in plastic bottles), pectin (in fruit), wool, cellulose (in wood), and silk.

Source: Brett Glass/@brettglass

9. If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

Explanation: This is a play on the phrase "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem."

But in chemistry, a solution is a completely dissolved mixture of two or more compounds, and a precipitate is a a solid that sometimes forms from a chemical reaction in a liquid solution. The solid precipitate falls out of solution, and collects in the bottom of the vial.

So a precipitate is definitely not part of the solution.

Source: Jokes4Us.com

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