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Here is a site for everyone who has had a paper rejected (or been rejected from a job .... or.....). 

Want to get an idea of the scale of the universe?  Check out this site (opens in a new window).

And from the sublime to the funny, here's Tom Lehrer's word on chemistry.

Here is a site that tells how (or how not) to write a paper.

Here are words for a mathematician to live by: Every math talk should have one joke and one proof, and they should not be
the same!" (MAA Focus)

Here's every scientist's dream:

If you want to see whether you are a scientist check this out:

A little girl on the red line subway told this to one of my engineering students:

What kind of ears do engines have? .........................................................Engine-ears!


The optimist sees the glass half-full. The pessimist sees the glass half-empty. The chemist sees the glass as completely full, half in the liquid state and half in the gaseous state."

Rene Descartes walks into a bar and the bartender ask, "do you want a drink?"
He answers "I think not" and disappears.


Einstein, Newton and Pascal decide to play hide and seek. Einstein is it. He closes his eyes, counts to 10 then opens them.

Pascal is nowhere to be seen.

Newton is sitting right in front of Einstein, with a piece of chalk in his hand. He’s sitting in a box drawn on the ground, a meter to a side.

Einstein says “Newton, you’re terrible, I’ve found you!”

Newton says “No no, Einstein. You’ve found one Newton per square meter. You’ve found Pascal!”


Two protons run into each other and one falls down. One asks the other if he is OK and he replies, "I'm fine." The other asks, "Are you sure?"
He replies, "Of course, I'm positive!"

A conversation in the Physics Department (?): "Neutrinos have mass? I didn't even know they were Catholic!"

Q: What's the difference between a boson and a bison?
A: Pretty much the whole bison.

Helium walks into a bar and the bartender says, "Sorry, we don't serve noble gasses here."

It doesn't react.

I'd tell a chemistry joke, but I'm afraid it wouldn't get an reaction.

Entropy isn't what it used to be.

A Buddhist monk approaches a hotdog stand and says, "make me one with everything."

Two muffins were sitting in an oven. One of them said, "Wow, it's really hot in here."

The other said, "Ahhhhhhhhh! it's a talking muffin!"

Feeling a little on edge?  Check out this smile and, well, smile (the sound only works on Internet Explorer, but scroll down for the text anyway)!  Then, check out the illusions!

Some days, you just gotta shout (and sing)! (This needs shockwave.)

Here’s a fun update to the Abbott and Costello joke about who’s on first but with computers (thanks to Cousin Nino).

Here’s a fun and really effective way to convince people you've been working too hard.

Here are some fun puns.

Here's the first computer tech support!

Check out a high-tech digital clock here.

Here are Lego computers!

Here is a fun article on Babbage and Lovelace who were early computer aces.

If you like Louis Armstrong songs and animals, check this out!

If you like Beethoven's Fuer Elyse and animals, check this out!

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