# Which math pun is the funniest? (for my pre-calc class)?

i have to make a bumper sticker with some sort of math joke and right now, i cant decide between these:

"mathematical puns are the first sine of madness."

"i am a nobody; nobody is perfect. therefore i am perfect." (transitive property).

"blackhole: where God divided by zero"

"the probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action."

if you have any other good ones, please help.

i read a LOT more, but narrowed down to these four.

### 11 Answers

- MathMan TGLv 71 decade agoBest Answer
There are 10 kinds of people in the world.

Those who understand binary, and those who don't.

Halloween-Christmas Theorem:

31 Oct = 25 Dec

31 octal = 25 decimal

From the page listed below under sources:

After sunbathing, the geometer was a tangent.

For a good prime call: 555.793.7319

(I don't know if that is a prime number or not)

My mother is a mathematician, so she knows how to induce good behavior. "If I've told you n times, I've told you n+1 times...."

Russell to Whitehead: "This Godel is killing me!"

Calculus students are advised to avoid

consuming alcohol before doing their homework:

Do not drink and derive.

50 female pigs and 50 male deer = 100 sows and bucks.

What is the world's longest song?

"Aleph-nought Bottles of Beer on the Wall."

As easy as 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841

- KesLv 71 decade ago
Only the first ("Mathematical puns are a sine of madness") is in fact a pun, and a very good one too. A pun is a play on words where the words can sound alike but have different meanings (sine vs sign). Freud wrote an entire book about humor including puns. He claimed that a 'good' pun stressed a person who had to guess the true meaning and laughter helped relieve the stress. Poor puns used sound-alike words but without much wit (1/2 wit?). Ha Ha Ha. Bennet Cerf was a famous punster who was locked into a closet at a party. He banged on the door, "O-pun the door! O-pun the door!"

- Anonymous1 decade ago
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#2 is too common; people make transitive property jokes all the time

#3 is (it seems) based off the divide by zero joke popular in such dark corners of the internet as 4chan, but makes little sense outside of there

#4 is only tangentially related to math, and gets most of its humor out of the truth of the phenomenon it explores

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- Anonymous1 decade ago
The integral of d-squared dz

Between 1 and the cube-root of three

Times the cosine

Of 3 pi over nine

Is the log of the square-root of 'e'

- momLv 71 decade ago
"mathematical puns are the first sine of madness."

"i am a nobody; nobody is perfect. therefore i am perfect." (transitive property).

"blackhole: where God divided by zero"

"the probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action."

I enjoyed all of these but really liked the first two. I plan to use the second one a lot!

- 1 decade ago
The first one is the best

I have one more:

"one teaspoon of algebra added with two cups of very difficult theorems give madness"

How's this???

- bklyn_40Lv 61 decade ago
I like "the probability of someone watching you is proportional to the stupidity of your action." because it is TRUTH.

- Anonymous3 years ago
It depends on many factors