Posts tagged ‘Pope’

Math Jokes for Easter — Who Knew?

PopeToday is Holy Thursday, which my mother always used to call Maundy Thursday. Yet she could never tell me what Maundy meant. (In her defense, Google didn’t exist back then.) Maundy refers to the ceremony of washing the feet of the poor, especially in commemoration of Jesus washing His disciples’ feet on the day before the Last Supper.

This, of course, is only relevant to Christians. But since there are over two billion Christians on the planet, and since I pander to large groups, here are some math jokes to get all of us ready for Easter.

Rome is lousy with the papalcy.
In Vatican City alone, there are two popes per square kilometer.

Some say the pope is the greatest cardinal. But others insist this cannot be so, as every pope has a successor.

Which is better, eternal bliss or a ham sandwich?
The ham sandwich, of course. Nothing is better than eternal bliss, and a ham sandwich is better than nothing; therefore, a ham sandwich is better than eternal bliss.

And finally…

A great logician (some say it was Betrand Russell; others say it was Andrew North Whitehead) once claimed that he could prove anything if it is assumed that 1 + 1 = 1. An audience member then asked, “Can you prove that you’re the Pope?” He thought for a moment and then proclaimed, “I am one. The Pope is one. Therefore, the Pope and I are one.”

March 28, 2013 at 9:12 am Leave a comment

QRack the CODE on this Qrossword

My eighth-grade English teacher told us, “You must learn the rules of grammar. They are very important, and you can not feel comfortable breaking them until you thoroughly understand them.” I believe this philosophy also applies to crossword puzzles. Typically, crossword puzzles must be constructed so that the grid is rotationally symmetric. Recently, I created a crossword puzzle, but I had a very good reason for violating the symmetry rule, so I did.

I now present the puzzle for your enjoyment. Enjoy.

QRack the CODE Qrossword Puzzle

Many mathy folks enjoy crossword puzzles. But in case you’re visiting just for the jokes and have no interest in crossword puzzles, here are a couple of jokes for you (crossword-related, of course).

A gentleman heard a rumor that the Pope might be taking the same flight to Italy. He thought, “This is great! I’ve been a Catholic my whole life, and I might get to meet the Pope!”

The man takes his seat. A few minutes later, the Pope sits in the seat next to him. Shortly after take-off, the Pope pulls out a crossword puzzle. After a few minutes, the Pontiff turns to the man and says, “Excuse me, sir. Do you know a four-letter word for ‘woman’ that ends U-N-T?”

The man thought for a few seconds. “Your Holiness,” he said, “I think the word you’re looking for is AUNT.”

“Oh, of course,” said the Pope. “Do you have an eraser?”

The following crossword joke could easily be modified for a plane geometry class.

Showing his map of attractions to a local, the tourist said, “Sir, I understand that a shrine to the creator of the crossword puzzle is near here. Do you know how to get there?”

The local pointed to a spot on the map. “You’re here,” he said. “The shrine is three down and four across.

August 31, 2011 at 12:36 pm Leave a comment


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