Archive for January 19, 2011

That’s a Stretch

Here’s a topology joke that I’ve heard at least a million times, but it still makes me giggle.

Student: What course will you be teaching this semester, professor?
Professor: Topology.
Student: Topology accepted.

Here’s a new topology joke that I just heard. It makes me giggle, too.

How many topologists does it take to tile a floor?
Just one… but you’ve got to slice him really thin.

Here are a few other topology jokes, most of which cause groans…

Why did the chicken cross the Mobius strip?
To get to the other, um, …

Brother: What’s your favorite topic in mathematics?
Sister: Knot theory.
Brother: Yeah, me, neither.

Topologists do it on rubber sheets.

Topologists do it openly.

Togologists do it in multiply connected domains.

Topologists don’t do it. They’d rather knot.

January 19, 2011 at 10:25 pm Leave a comment

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