Jokes In Order
“Daddy,” said Eli, “there’s a new math joke we need to tell you.”
“Really?” I said. “Where did you hear this joke?”
“I made it up,” Eli said.
“Well, then, let’s hear it!”
What did 0 say to 10?
Okay, so maybe it’s not a knee-slapper… but I still think it’s pretty cool that my 4-year-old son created a math joke.
I especially liked that he made up his joke about 10 on the 10th of September; more specifically, on the sequential date 9/10/11. Here’s a joke about sequences:
Being without you is like being a metric space in which a Cauchy sequence exists but does not converge.
The date 9/10/11 is also interesting in Roman numerals — it is IX/X/XI, which is a palindrome. How many other sets of three consecutive Roman numerals, when taken in order, form a palindrome?