Saturday, December 15, 2012
Monday, June 28, 2010
Q: What do you call a non-orientable whale?
A: Möbius Dick
Thursday, January 21, 2010
The answer is in the comments!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Overheard in my office:
A) "The Beatles were so derivative!"
B) "Yes, but so many more bands derived from them!"
A) "So I guess that would make The Beatles.... integral?"
Monday, March 3, 2008
Via my co-workers Ben and Craig:
Saturday, November 17, 2007
from Craig's List:
The saddest part is that I've seen most this proof before, and I totally remembered that choosing the best person after (1/e) * n yields the maximal expected utility.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
During the War, a mathematician, a chemist, and a mechanical engineer are captured by the enemy. They're thrown into three jail cells in a remote part of the enemy base, and quickly forgotten. A month later the jailer remembers that these three prisoners haven't been fed in a month, and goes to check on them.
From a colleague:
Two statisticians are at a shooting range.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Another popular statistician joke recently appeared in this article on Slate. Jordan Ellenberg tells it so well that I'll just quote him verbatim:
10 statisticians in a bar. Ted Turner walks in. The statisticians start to whoop and holler. "What's going on?" asks Turner. One statistician explains, "On average, we just got a whole lot richer!"
Monday, September 10, 2007
Statisticians are to math what dentists are to the medical profession. Everyone knows that statisticians aren't real mathematicians, but we treat them like it to boost their self-esteem. And statisticians—like blondes—are great targets for jokes.
Two statisticians are on an airplane. Suddenly, they hear a huge crash. They hear the pilot over the loudspeaker:
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