Those Look Comfortable
We don’t expect most fashion designers to be experts in human anatomy, but a basic understanding would be nice. As a rule, most human feet do not split down the middle like cloven hooves.
We have no idea why these shoes were designed — perhaps to accommodate a deer or another creature with hooves? We’re also somewhat creeped out by the black paint splatter. These shoes will leave you shaking your head and saying, “Oh, no.”
Ye Olde Costco
Most people visit Costco stores to buy food and other items in bulk. Looking at this customer, we can’t imagine what he’s in the market for. This man looks like he stepped off the set of an old Western movie.
In case his outfit wasn’t eye-catching enough, if you look closely, you can see that his long ponytail is carefully contained by a studded leather sheath. Just when you think you’ve seen everything, a man with a ponytail sheath is buying bulk-sized toilet paper right in front of you.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience the panic that comes with seeing your home flooded completely? How about experiencing that panic and fear every time you go to brush your teeth in the morning?
This person had the bright idea to cover their floor in an epoxy resin, which mimics the reflective surface of still water. While this could be beautiful in a small area, the wall-to-wall blue makes us feel like we’re on the set of the Titanic film.
Give Me a Break…
Candy lovers are generally not the most judgemental people, that is unless they see something so shocking that they must speak out. This Reddit user decided to upload this photo detailing his wife’s unique way of eating a kit-kat chocolate bar.
Users were appalled by her method, even joking that it was grounds for a breakup! While we don’t understand why or how she decided this was the best way to eat a candy bar, we hope she’s enjoying it!
Many people have an irrational fear of dolls — whether that is because of the many horror movies featuring creepy dolls, or because dolls have human-like features but are lifeless (although not according to some scary movies).
This jewelry designer has somehow managed to make an already creepy thing even scarier. What’s worse is that now, this gal can get creeped out every time she looks down at your hand! Yeah, we’re saying “no” to this headless doll ring.
Hard Pass on These Shoes
Clown haters look away! This Reddit user posted these truly horrifying shoes and got some pretty funny comments. As expected, most commenters were terrified of the shoes depicting the killer clown, Pennywise from the It franchise.
Even fans of the show and book would be creeped out to see this clown’s face every time they looked down. We can’t imagine getting up in the middle of the night and coming face-to-face with this freaky face looking at us.
Sunburn Caused by Stubbornness
Most people would agree that stubbornness is one of the worst character traits to have. In fact, many would argue that being stubborn can cause you to experience many easily-preventable problems.
This man’s friends repeatedly volunteered to help him apply sunscreen on his back. For whatever reason, he rejected their assistance and applied the sunscreen only to places that he could access on his own. We think this photo should serve as a warning — if people offer to help, accept it!
Hair in All the Wrong Places
Losing your hair can be a difficult thing to experience. For some men, going bald is a long process and it’s not uncommon for those individuals to try to keep all of the hair they can. While this often results in poorly done combovers or random patches, we don’t think we’ve ever seen a sole patch of hair at the nape of the neck.
As one Reddit user pointed out, it looks like this hair is actually just his back hair extending past its natural location and meeting with his last remaining pieces of head hair.
From the Office to the Theme Park
Despite having been off the air since 2013, The Office remains one of the most popular and beloved television shows. Most people have a favorite episode or character.
Few people, however, would wear a t-shirt emblazoned with their favorite Office character’s face on it. This person decided to let everyone at the theme park know that he has a slightly unhealthy obsession with Steve Carell’s character, Michael Scott. While we’re quite shocked by this shirt, we’re also pretty curious to know where he bought it.
During the holiday season, it’s not uncommon for people to bake and gift holiday-themed cookies. While recipients of these sweet gifts are usually thankful, we have a feeling that whoever received this creepy reindeer will be more terrified than thankful!
The cookie’s design started off well enough — the baker got the general shape of a reindeer’s head right. That’s about when everything went south for this cookie artist. Why are his eyes pink? Why are his teeth so large? We have a feeling they’ve never seen a reindeer before…
Just looking at this picture is enough to make you want to say, “Oh, no!” This adorably mischievous puppy decided to get in touch with his creative side when he stole his owner’s eyeshadow palette.
He was able to rip the palette’s paper cover to shreds, destroy several eyeshadows, and cover himself in eyeshadow pigments in the process. Maybe this was his way of getting his owner to wear less makeup? With a face that cute, we would quickly forget any wrongdoing on his part!
Armadillos are interesting critters, covered almost completely in bony armored plates. These unique creatures are very common in many parts of the United States.
A less common habitat for them is in someone’s closet. This Reddit user shared this picture of her grandmother’s favorite purse that just happened to be made from an armadillo. Using real animals for fashion accessories is bad enough, but making a purse complete with tiny claws is just the definition of bad taste!
Raccoons in the Big Apple
New York is known as a city where you can find some of the craziest people, places, and things. It’s often said that few things will faze a native New Yorker. That said, even the most jaded New Yorker still gets occasionally shocked by some weird subway sightings.
This man was casually running to catch the subway while wearing a hat featuring six raccoon tails. This Reddit user must have grown up in a rural area to think that this would be the type of hat his former classmate would wear.
Put Down the Pizza Cutter
Most pizza lovers are divided on the issue of whether or not pineapple belongs on pizza. Looking at this photo, however, we think we’ve sparked an even bigger discussion.
Is there a correct way to eat pizza? Looking at this strange image, we think there needs to be some sort of law banning cutting a pizza this way. The worst part of all is that it seems like they ordered stuffed crust, so why order that and leave it? This is just pizza sacrilege.
Most people are generally uncomfortable with the idea of children going to a spa. If people were against children going to a spa, then these creepy bear spa chairs will be enough to convince anyone.
While we understand the spa’s intention, the execution left us feeling just plain creeped out. We love this Reddit user’s reaction to seeing these questionable bear chairs. We can definitely see these animatronic bears coming to life.
Owl Be Taking Over This Garage
As more neighborhoods are being constructed in former woodlands the potential for humans coming into contact with animals grows. This person was simply trying to get something from their garage when they ran into this startling sight.
It seems that this young owl made its home in the garage and wasn’t too happy about being disturbed. We like this Reddit user’s reaction to the large bird. Judging by how thick his furry legs are, we agree with his assertion that this owl isn’t skipping leg day.
Welcome to the Camo Casa
When you own a home, you often want the house to convey your own unique style and taste. For most people, this includes adding interesting architectural features or gardens. These people decided to show the neighborhood just how much they love camouflage print.
For added fun, they included several strange shapes hidden within the camo. We can’t imagine how this “unique” style has impacted property prices in the area.
One of the most helpful additions to many parks and outdoor areas has been the inclusion of emergency phone towers, especially in secluded areas. While these towers can be an actual lifesaver in the event of an emergency, it requires that the tower actually work.
This Reddit user came across a tower that perfectly describes represents the sentiment — “You had one job…” We think it’s pretty hilarious that they politely suggest that you don’t have an emergency at that location. Perhaps someone should explain what an emergency situation is to whoever wrote this sign.
Chicken soup is one of the most popular dishes across the world. It’s often described as liquid penicillin for its healing properties. That said, while most chicken soup seeks to heal, this one simply makes us feel sick.
The thought that these popsicles are actually gelatinous in texture just adds to the queasiness. Apparently, savory gelatinous dishes are actually quite popular in China and many countries in Eastern Europe. Known as aspic or head cheese, it’s considered a delicacy. We’ll pass…
The Real Nightmare Before Christmas
Most people have a fear of going to the dentist. Considering how painful getting most dental procedures is, it’s a pretty reasonable fear to have. In case going to the dentist wasn’t terrifying enough, this dental office decided to set up a Christmas tree made out of what we hope are fake teeth.
We promise that this denture Christmas tree will haunt your nightmares for a while. This is an example of how the longer you look at a photo, the more terrifying it gets.
Can You Give Me a Hand?
Many artists enjoy working with wood to create highly detailed pieces of art. While there’s no denying that the artist who carved this handle is extremely talented, most people would agree that this hand is pretty creepy.
Apparently, we’re not the only ones who would be hesitant to open this door. One Reddit user was apparently so horrified by the anatomically correct wood hand that the only way they would pull it is if their children were on the other side!
We understand why someone would want a Shrek-themed birthday party. After all, the movies are pretty hilarious and have become comedy classics for this generation. That said, we’re not sure we would want this creepy birthday cake at any of our celebrations.
For starters, we don’t really want to see an edible representation of an ogre taking a bath. There’s also the issue of this character not looking exactly like the Shrek character, this creepy cake character looks more like an alien.
Smile, You’re on Camera
There are many things you don’t want to see when you enter a public restroom. While that list is probably very long, we’re almost certain that it includes seeing a camera right above your stall. Many states actually prohibit recording devices in private areas like bathrooms or changing rooms.
We’re not actually sure why there is a video camera in the bathroom, but we hope it was quickly taken down. We understand why the poster was so shocked to look up and see that they were being recorded!
Not a Fan of This Fan-delier
When it comes to keeping your home cool during the warmer months, people can get a bit creative. This person decided to combine their love of an elegant chandelier with a practical ceiling fan. Luckily, they came up with a genius solution — the fan-delier.
While we’re sure whoever invented this is probably proud of their lighting solution, we have many questions. Does the chandelier rotate like a fan? If so, we can see this being a bit nausea-inducing, not to mention slightly dangerous.
Something’s Bugging Me About This Purse
When you have a favorite animal, it can be tempting to try to find accessories that feature your favorite creature. While these are typically common animals like kittens or butterflies, this person decided to show the world their love of… grubs.
We honestly can’t believe that not only is there a company that makes anatomically-correct grubs purses, but that someone actually would like to wear one out. Considering how repulsed many people are of grubs or maggots, we can’t imagine this person being too popular with their appalling accessory.
We get it. Renovating your home can be expensive, especially when it comes to hiring a contractor to make all of your design dreams a reality. This person decided that they would cut corners on one of the most expensive parts of a home renovation project — the materials.
By taking tile samples from their local home improvement shop, they were (almost) able to retile their shower! While we applaud their financially savvy way of construction, we’ll stick with licensed contractors.
Mac & Cheese Sushi
Yes, you read that headline correctly. This person wasn’t going to let a little thing like causing offense to the culinary culture of Japan get in the way of creating this macaroni and cheese monstrosity.
This is a perfect example of the saying, “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” While we can understand the appeal of macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, and sushi separately, we just can’t imagine putting them all together.
Nail art has always been a popular beauty trend, but thanks to social media, we’re seeing more and more outrageous styles. While we’re all for creativity, this person has taken her nail art a step, or rather a foot of hair, too far.
We have no idea what inspired them to attach long hair extensions to their nails, or even how they can do everyday tasks. We really hope this is a joke because these nasty nails seem just plain unhygienic!
Have you ever wanted to look down at your nails and be so creeped out that you can’t fall asleep? That must have been the question that this person thought to themselves when they picked out this particularly ghoulish nail art design.
While the top row of red nails is a perfectly normal choice in nail art, the bottom row is the stuff of nightmares. Why do these “faces” just have white slits for eyes? Where are their eyebrows? We have so many questions including, “Just, why?”
It can sometimes be hard to interpret dress codes for parties. Perhaps this person took the suggestion of cocktail party chic a bit too far? There has to be a reason why this person chose to accessorize with a shrimp cocktail.
While this is pretty disturbing, we have to wonder — where does one even purchase an earring made of shrimp? We hope she didn’t shell out too much on these terrible earrings!
Stuffed Animal Suit
Finding the perfect outfit can be difficult. Most people pick their clothes according to the weather or where we’re going. This gentleman apparently picks his outfits based on the number of stuffed animals attached.
With hundreds of stuffed animals, it’s hard to tell where the stuffed animals end and the human begins. Considering how long it probably took him to make this special suit, we can’t help but wonder — does he have more of these stuffed animal suits?
Hamburgers and shakes are a classic combination found in many restaurants. That said, this chef decided to combine the two to make this culinary masterpiece — a hamburger in a glass. The creator of this tragic trifle decided to layer the traditional ingredients and toppings found in regular hamburgers.
While most people wouldn’t mind eating these ingredients if they were sandwiched between two buns, it seems pretty strange to enjoy a hamburger using a spoon!
Privacy? What’s That?
If given the choice, most people would prefer to use the restroom in the privacy of their own homes. Unfortunately, that’s not always an option. Being away from your home means having to occasionally use a public restroom.
This person thought they would just take a quick bathroom break, but was in for a shock when they entered the stall. It seems that there’s a good inch or two of space between the door and its frame. We wouldn’t blame them for wanting to hold it until they got home!
This next picture will leave you feeling very confused. To begin with, what is this woman wearing? Where exactly does one purchase a KFC-themed tracksuit? Better yet, why would anyone feel the need to own a KFC-themed tracksuit?
Looking past that fashion nightmare, we see that not only is our elegantly dressed fast-food fashionista barefoot but so is her friend. Are we missing something? When did going barefoot to dining establishments become the new fad?
We all have times when we feel a bit bored at work. These butchers apparently had a bit too much time on their hands when they decided to create this nightmare-inducing creature, the meat rat.
Using ground beef for the rat’s body, sausage for its tail, chicken feet for paws, and sliced meat for ears, these butchers gave birth to one of the scariest things we’ve seen in a while. We have a feeling that “meat rat” may make even the most devoted carnivore a vegetarian!
The popularization of once “exotic” foods has allowed people to try dishes from around the world without having to leave their towns. Today, foods made with traditional ingredients can be found in most supermarkets and restaurants.
While this accessibility can be a good thing, it can also come with some unintended consequences like someone dousing their sushi in ketchup. We understand that most of the sushi consumed in the United States has been altered for the Western palette, but ketchup? That’s going way too far!
Apparently, it’s not only Japanese food that is often the victim of some poorly thought-out fusion dishes. People are now covering pizza with all sorts of strange ingredients. While we don’t think we would want shrimp or other seafood items on our pizza, we can see the appeal.
That said, why did this chef leave the seafood in its shell? Why not remove the edible parts and then place them on the pizza pie? How are you supposed to eat this pizza?
We understand that not everyone is able to keep up with the latest trends in fashion, or that some people may not have access to many fashion retailers. What we don’t understand, however, is how this woman was able to find a normal skirt but not a normal top.
Why is she using a pair of men’s underwear as a top? How did she even fit it over her head? We’re not even sure where one wears an underwear top?
Make and Model… Nevermind
When describing your car, the first thing you mention is the make and model of your vehicle. This person apparently couldn’t decide on the “make” part so they decided to plaster as many car emblems and badges as possible.
Perhaps they thought that since they couldn’t afford a luxury vehicle, they would just add the emblem of an expensive car brand. There’s also the possibility that they want to intentionally confuse people, or police, when it comes to having their car reported.
Roadside Rodent Phones
Capybaras are large semiaquatic rodents native to South America. They’re very common in some parts of Brazil, which is why this town decided to design a public phone booth to resemble this native species.
Considering how uncommon public telephones are today, we would be extra surprised to see one in the shape of a giant rodent. As cute as capybaras are, we think we would be startled to see this large animal on the side of the road if we were driving at night!
Two Many Legs
Here’s another example of a product manufacturer failing anatomy 101. Horses, like most mammals, have four limbs (yes, even My Little Ponies have four legs!). Upon first glance, you may think they did a great job at making an anatomically correct pony, four little “leg” puppets on four fingers.
Take a look at the pony puppet, though. What do you see? Two extra legs! This brings the leg count up to six, making this more like My Little (Mutated) Pony.
First Is the Worst, Actually, This Is…
It can sometimes be difficult to remember the letters that come after a number when you’re describing an ordinal number — do you add an “rd”, “st”, or an “nd”?
This person tried their hardest, but we still don’t think they deserve a medal for this poorly crafted medal. At least they made the medal using bronze-colored metal, a color typically reserved to winners in the third, or in this case — “thir-st” place.
One of the most significant changes within the past few decades has been the development of the e-commerce industry. Today, you don’t even need to leave your house in order to go shopping.
While this is very convenient, it comes with its own set of challenges… especially if you live in an apartment building. This delivery man wasn’t able to get in the building, so they did the next best thing — jamming a gigantic box into a small letterbox.
In recent years, there has been a movement towards sustainable fashion driven by more environmentally-conscious consumers. While this usually includes organic or ethically-sourced fabrics, this designer took it a step further by making a jacket entirely out of orange peels.
While this is definitely a creative way to recycle organic matter, we don’t see this fruit fabric trend catching on. We’re honestly itchy just looking at this picture! We also can’t imagine what happens when the orange peels begin to decompose… yikes!
Most people would agree that using animal fur is inhumane, it seems that this poster came across another example of cruelty to animals — this hideous jacket featuring almost a dozen gold lamé bears.
If you’ve ever felt the need to wrap yourself in a bunch of teddy bears, this is your perfect opportunity! We’re not sure if this coat will actually keep you warm, but at least you’ll be the center of attention!
35 Jokes That Only Smart People Will Understand
Mr. Rorschach Knows Me So Well
Anyone who isn’t familiar with Rorschach inkblots might ask similar questions. Let’s break it down for you though. It was Hermann Rorschach who invented this classic projective psychological test back in 1921. After holding up a series of inkblots, the psychologists will take note of the patient’s thoughts of each one. Usually, the Rorschach test is used to interpret people’s subconscious perceptions. So the fact that this person said the following after looking at this image should say everything about the joke…
Schrodinger’s Running Gag
Physicist Erwin Schrodinger conducted an experiment in the ’30s where he placed a cat in a closed box. With the help of a Geiger counter, a hammer, some poison, and a radioactive substance, he theorized that until the box was opened, one must assume that the cat is simultaneously dead and alive. What’s remarkable about the librarian’s answer is that the first part alludes to Pavlov’s dogs while the latter alludes to Schrodinger’s cat. Of course, the librarian won’t know for sure until she looks for the books…
This Joke Is Photon Point
To be fair, the following joke isn’t that smart, it’s just a pun! As long as you know what a photon is, then this shouldn’t be too problematic. With that said, photons are debated as either being wavelike or a “particle of light.” Of course, “traveling light” can allude to how much someone is carrying while on the move. However, when photons are concerned, it literally means light that is moving. “The best they could do is give a wave,” one person jokingly wrote on Reddit.
Smarter Than Your Average Joke
When a joke ends with a bunch of hunters failing to capture a deer, the punchline “We got ’em” doesn’t seem to make that much sense. However, it’s who says that line that makes things clear. While it’s irrelevant who missed the deer either side by 5 feet, it’s the fact that +5 and -5 make an average of zero. Seeing that statisticians calculate averages a lot of the time, we now get why the statistician was so excited by the average created by both shots.
OK…We Get It
To understand this joke, one needs to be somewhat familiar with different temperature scales. While most people either recognize Celsius or Fahrenheit, there is also the Kelvin scale. Sure, the theoretical temperature “absolute zero” is −273.15° Celsius and −459.67° Fahrenheit, but it is also exactly “0 Kelvin.” Therefore, in terms of this joke, the man who was cooled to absolute zero is literally “O.K.” Before you ask, this has nothing to do with how the term “OK” came to be. That’s a story for another time…
We Literally Took This Joke
These days, kleptomania is a condition that many people have an understanding of. People who suffer from kleptomania have a pathological compulsion to take items that don’t belong to them. That should make the joke pretty clear, seeing that kleptomaniacs take things (literally). As a result, people with this condition wouldn’t able to take a pun, as it is a figure of speech, and shouldn’t be taken as literal. In theory, puns can not be stolen, but in reality, we didn’t exactly make this one up…
An Accurate Assessment
To fully appreciate this joke, one needs to realize that it is being told through the lens of Boolean logic. This is when only the three following words, “and, “or” and “not” determine virtually any outcome. So when this new mother asked if her baby is “a boy or a girl,” her logician husband chimes in with what he thinks is the answer to the question. Technically speaking, his answer is correct because it will probably be either a boy or a girl.
Girl Talk Time
Over the years, the idea of what women talk about in the media has become a subject of interest to many. Experts in sociology have criticized Hollywood for often writing female characters who will never engage in conversations that don’t include something about men. That’s where the Bechdel test comes into play. Basically, if in a piece of media, women talk about a subject other than men, it has passed the Bechdel test. Does this mean though that they passed? We’re not sure.
The Gig Is Up
Bands have historically had all sorts of weird numbered names over the years. 10CC, UB40, Blink 182, Sum 41, the list goes on and on. Never in our lives, though, have we heard of the band 1023 MB. This is because it isn’t a band at all. It is alluding to the number of megabytes one has just before crossing over into gigabyte territory. Many will be surprised that a “gig” isn’t exactly 1000 MBs – it is actually 1024 in total. Hence the following joke.
Right Place, Wrong Speed
Getting pulled over for speeding can be an embarrassing, awkward, or straightforward situation depending on why it was happening. However, if German physicist Werner Heisenberg was pulled over for speeding, he might come up with the following answer to this cop’s question. One of the key figures of quantum theory, Heisenberg came up with the “Uncertainty Principle,” in which we know how fast a quantum particle is moving or where it is. However, we can never know both simultaneously.
At school, students find all kinds of funny ways to remember what technical terms mean, especially in science. But have you ever tried making a joke to remind you of a term? That requires some extra smart thinking! In a way, two chromosomes that are divided into two nuclei are kind of like two siblings, so the punchline “mitosis” works on a couple of levels. At the very least, it’s a handy way to remember what mitosis actually is.
In Pavlov With This Joke
Many dog owners out there will be familiar with Ivan Pavlov’s studies on behavioral psychology in dogs. He conducted tests in which he would ring bells to alert dogs to their food. Eventually, these dogs would associate the ringing with their treats. However, the joke goes one step further, implying that Pavlov is having his own Pavlovian response. In this case, the original practitioner is the main character of the joke and is a victim of his own theory.
There is no denying that until this very day, the world has extremely mixed feelings about Karl Marx’s theories about politics, economics, and society, in general. However, there is a reason why the following joke was built on a classic misunderstanding. It turns out that someone thought that their fellow sociologist was asking if they had “red marks,” when they were actually asking if they had “read” any of Marx’s work. It just goes to show how social dynamics can be so messy.
Nobody Gets It
One of the simpler jokes on this list has to be this one. In the Greek epic The Odyssey, Odysseus claims that his name is “Nobody” to the Cyclops known as Polyphemus. Later on in the story, Polyphemus is blinded by Odysseus. When a fellow Cyclops asks him who blinded him, Polyphemus yells out “Nobody!” So, if we go full circle back to this joke, the answer “Nobody” makes perfect sense, because according to Polyphemus, Odysseus is “Nobody.”
Pardon My French
Arguably the shortest smart joke on this entire list has to be the following two words: “Pretentious? Moi?” The reason that this is actually quite clever is pretty simple. Unless one actually lives in a French-speaking environment and needs to speak the language, one might be considered to be pretentious for using it otherwise. What makes this joke even more effective is that the person is being pretentious while being in denial of it at the same time.
Unless you are familiar with the number systems Octal and Decimal, you are never going to truly appreciate this smart joke. Basically, the terms Octal 31 and Decimal 25 from these respective number systems are the same. In engineering circles, this is particularly funny because these two terms can be written out as Oct. 31 and Dec. 25. Of course, October 31st is Halloween and December 25th is Christmas, which explains why engineers often “confuse” these two festive days of the year.
A Stinger of a Joke
You have to understand wordplay, math, and biology to get this one! Firstly, in math, a vector is an object with direction and size, while a mosquito is an example of a disease vector. Then there are scalars, which is a unit of measurement such as length or temperature. Of course, “scalar” kind of sounds like “scaler,” a rock climber. So it makes sense that the punchline to this joke is “nothing, because you can’t cross a vector with a scalar.”
Dali Would Be in Stitches
Anyone who is familiar with art history shouldn’t have too much trouble understanding this “smart joke.” To be fair, there are quite a lot of jokes about how many different kinds of people it takes to screw a light bulb. Depending on who is doing the screwing, the end result can be very different. The reason that the punchline to this joke is “a fish” is that surrealism is all about strange, illogical, works of art.
An Existential Joke
If you have ever seen the film The Matrix, the following joke might actually make a lot of sense to you, in a weird way. In philosophy, solipsism is basically the idea that the one thing that we can be certain of existing is in our own heads. Of course, The Matrix proposes the idea that there is an entire realm of existence outside of ourselves. Ironically, the phrase “know thyself” is meditated on in the movie.
The following smart joke only works if one is familiar with chemical formulas. Obviously, most people know that the formula for water is H20. However, less people realize that H202 is symbolic of hydrogen peroxide, a highly lethal chemical compound if consumed. This explains how one chemist was trying to assassinate the other by making him say “H2O, too,” which would’ve led to his poisoning. It seems like the other chemist was just too knowledgable to be caught out.
An Exception to the Rule
It is no secret that some of the most important rules in human history have been dismantled in the classroom. However, this joke doubles down on the idea that even a young student can disrupt the status quo and blow everyone’s minds, including the teacher’s, with just two words. In this case, both “yeah” and “right” are technically in the affirmative. However, when you put them together, you get a very sarcastic expression: “Yeah, right.”
Absolute Golden Comedy
This joke will easily blow over a lot of people’s heads. However, with a little bit of phonetic sensitivity, the secret is hiding in plain sight, or hearing, whatever. The reason this is funny is that “ey you” sounds just like “A-U,” which is the periodic symbol for gold. That is why it was gold that left the bar because it was following an order. If you aren’t brushed up on your periodic table, you’re just not going to get this one.
If there is a smart joke on this list that works on two levels as well as this one, we’d like to know. What starts off as just another “walks into a bar” joke turns into something extraordinary. Chemistry students know about noble gases and helium is one of them. These gases don’t have reactions when other elements are mixed with them. This explains why helium, as a noble gas, didn’t react angrily to the bartender for being discriminatory toward him.
What’s the Difference?
It is no secret that many people get confused by the two terms “etymologist” and “entomologist.” Etymology is the study of the meaning of words while entomology is the study of insects. This joke is not foolproof though. After all, we are sure there are plenty of entomologists out there who know the difference between the two terms. Moreover, we are sure they know the difference between all of the insects they have studied over the years.
While mathematics has never proclaimed that it is a place of comedy, even some maths jokes can be quite funny. Some people who read this might completely overlook the punchline and not realize why it’s funny. Here’s why. Negative numbers can only be found before zero, also known as “nothing.” So if this mathematician will stop at nothing to avoid them, he will literally not go past zero. If there was ever a perfectly placed pun, this is it.
Poker Face? More Like Joker Face
When a joke involves some of the most important explorers in human history, you know you’re onto something special. Of course, the likes of Vasco da Game, Christopher Columbus, Leif Erikson, and Francisco Pizarro are responsible for discovering large swathes of the new world. However, it was Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan who discovered the strait by the Pacific that would eventually be named after him. For all of the cards that these explorers could come up with, “the straights of Magellan” always seems to win.
A Liszt of Music Puns
Every field has a plethora of terminology that separates itself from others. Take classical music for example. Not only are there plenty of technical terms, but there are also so many maestros of the art form that have had such a huge impact on music in general. Any owner/manager of a music store will be familiar with these composers. This person made a pretty “puntastic” sign. Of course, Chopin and Bach are two iconic composers, while a minuet is a dance of French origin.
A Composed “Knock Knock” Joke
Unless you have extensive knowledge of movie scores and those who compose the music, this joke is going to go way over your head. Why, after four “knock knocks” would it be Philip Glass who’s knocking? Well, the answer is actually pretty simple. American composer Philip Glass is famous for making repetitive and minimalist work. Some examples can be found in movie scores such as The Illusionist, Secret Window, and The Truman Show, to name a few.
Sleepless in the Kennel
Don’t you just love it when the punchline is the end result of multiple ideas coming together in perfect harmony? That’s exactly what happened in this joke, which doesn’t tick one, not two, but three boxes simultaneously! The reason that “he stays up wondering if there really is a dog” can be traced back to one common theme: struggle. Insomniacs struggle to sleep, dyslexics struggle to spell and agnostics struggle to believe in God. This person struggles with all those things at once.
A Minor Joke
It might not be the smartest smart joke on this list, but if you have never learned a musical instrument in your life, you might struggle to get it. So many jokes start with someone walking into a bar. However, this one’s a little different in that it’s a handful of musical notes that constitute a C-minor chord. Of course, most bars would turn down minors, as in, people under the age of full legal responsibility, so it works on both levels.
This smart joke has a couple of layers to it in order to get it. Firstly, we should break down who/what Euripides and Eumenides were. The former was an Athenian playwright from 400 BCE, while the latter was the third part of Aeschylus’s Greek tragedy. As for the second layer of the joke – this tailor asked the classics professor “Euripides,” as it kind of sounds like “You ripped-a-these” in an Italian accent. This is why the professor replied with “Eumenides,” as in, “You mend-a-these?”
Three Punchlines for the Price of One
You know you’re smart when you find a joke about computer science funny. The “off-by-one” error is what explains this joke. Basically, it’s something that happens when a computer programmer makes a mistake. The result is an iterative loop that happens one too many or one too few. Seeing that there was supposed to be “two hard things in computer science,” this explains the fact that there’s one too many in this joke.
Let’s Get Physical
Who would ever think that Einstein would lose a game to fellow geniuses Blaise Pascal and Sir Isaac Newton? If you know units of pressure and stress, then this joke should be pretty straightforward. Basically, one pascal is equal to one newton of force over an area of one square meter (1 Pa = 1 N/m2). That is why Newton corrects Einstein, using these units to justify why he technically found Pascal and not him! Mindblowing, when you think about it!
The following smart joke is unique as it can be explained based on what wasn’t said. Basically, when one extrapolates from a data set, they are able to predict values and trends based on what is already known. Therefore, those who can extrapolate from an incomplete set of data can finish the following joke. As in, “and those who can’t.” Don’t you just love a joke that works on multiple levels? Most people though can work out what’s missing from the joke…
Have you ever watched the movie Inception? You know, the one about spies who enter dreams within dreams within dreams to complete a mission? Well, you could say that this premise was inspired by the teachings of Benoit B. Mandelbrot, who discovered “fractal geometry.” This is where something repeats “patterns and multiple iterations inside itself.” So when you read the following joke, it’s pretty clear that the punchline is that the B is supposed to stand for “Benoit B. Mandelbrot.”