Jokes

mathbalarka

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Deveno said:
International Choice of Urinal Protocol...ohemgee!
I'd like to let everyone note at this point that even though the article maybe just meant for a joke, the formulas given aren't incorrect. For example, (a serious version) A166079

Evgeny.Makarov

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Regarding the comics "A friend in need is a friend indeed" in post #47: Russian people would also bend the thumb to indicate number four. But Russians fold fingers rather than extend them while counting (wiki). Also, I don't know if it's just me, but I would hold the hand with the palm facing me, not the board. I'll ask my friends how they would do it.

MarkFL

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Regarding the comics "A friend in need is a friend indeed" in post #47: Russian people would also bend the thumb to indicate number four. But Russians fold fingers rather than extend them while counting (wiki). Also, I don't know if it's just me, but I would hold the hand with the palm facing me, not the board. I'll ask my friends how they would do it.
When manually enumerating, I place my palm facing me, and extend fingers, beginning with the index, then middle, ring, pinky and finally thumb. I notice some here who begin with the thumb though. I think to myself that they are strange, but do not chastise them for being "wrong."

DreamWeaver

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When manually enumerating, I place my palm facing me, and extend fingers, beginning with the index, then middle, ring, pinky and finally thumb. I notice some here who begin with the thumb though. I think to myself that they are strange, but do not chastise them for being "wrong."
Meh!?

The toes are lower down, so you starts with them, non? Toes for units, fingers for tens, and something else for hundreds...

[*I'll get ma coat*]

MarkFL

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Meh!?

The toes are lower down, so you starts with them, non? Toes for units, fingers for tens, and something else for hundreds...

[*I'll get ma coat*]
When I am in the mood to try and impress my friends/family, I treat each finger as a binary digit where extended is 1, and count from 0 to 1023 on ten fingers. There is always much ooing and ahhing and raucous applause!

mathbalarka

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When I am in the mood to try and impress my friends/family, I treat each finger as a binary digit where extended is 1, and count from 0 to 1023 on ten fingers. There is always much ooing and ahhing and raucous applause!
Wow, nice one MarkFL, I like that!

MarkFL

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Wow, nice one MarkFL, I like that!
For some reason, when I get to 4, 128 and especially 132, there is snickering. I don't understand it...

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Deveno

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For some reason, when I get to 4, 128 and especially 132, there is snickering. I don't understand it...
Me neither...oh...OH! I get it, it's the "political opposition salute" sign in underground street sign-slang...no, that's not it....

Klaas van Aarsen

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Just saw this one and felt like sharing.

Deveno

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Well that's dumb, it's CLEAR the answer isn't 24.....or is it...?

Fantini

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Of course, the answer is always 42.

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anemone

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I couldn't resist posting any joke that has something to do with the corns!

soroban

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$$\boxed{\begin{array}{c}\text{This sentence} \\ \text{no verb.} \end{array}}$$

Evgeny.Makarov

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The importance of quotation marks

soroban

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Why was the identity $$\sin2r \,=\,2\sin r$$ refused a loan?

He needed a $$\cos r.$$

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soroban

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What is the difference between Ignorance and Apathy?

I don't know and I don't care.

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If a man speaks in a forest
and there is no woman to hear him,
is he still wrong?

soroban

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A man was recently frozen to Absolute Zero.

He's 0 K. now.

Deveno

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There are two formal theories for arguing with women.

Both of them are inconsistent.

soroban

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There are two kinds of people:

those who can extrapolate from insufficient data.