## Archive for February 2, 2012

### Jokes for Groundhog Day

Asking forgiveness in advance…

On Groundhog day, what do you call an apartheid opponent’s ballet skirt?

Tutu’s 2/2 tutu.

No, it’s not funny. And it’s barely mathematical. But my kids have been cracking up that there’s a holiday called Groundhog Day, and they think it’s equally funny that it occurs on 2/2.

As a dubious attempt at redemption, here’s another joke involving two 2’s:

Several professionals are asked, “What is 2 + 2?”

The mathematician says, “An expression equivalent to 2

^{2}.”The engineer says, “It is approximately 3.9999998.”

The physicist says, “It is 3.99, plus or minus 3%.”

The statistician says, “That depends. What would you like it to be?”