## Posts tagged ‘Reader’s Digest’

### Math Jokes from *Reader’s Digest*

All of the following jokes were borrowed from *Reader’s Digest,* which I’m sure they borrowed from elsewhere.

Did you hear about the mathematician who’s afraid of negative numbers?

He’ll stop at nothing to avoid them.

How easy is it to count in binary?

It’s as easy as 01 10 11.

A Roman walks into the bar, holds up two fingers, and says, “Five beers, please.”

How many bananas can you eat if your stomach is empty?

Just one. Then it’s not empty anymore.

What do you call a number that sleepwalks?

A roamin’ numeral.

(And a nun who sleepwalks?

A roamin’ Catholic.)

Knock! Knock!

Who’s there?

Convex.

Convex who?

Convex go to prison!

### Mathy Jokes for Old Folks

The median age of the *Reader’s Digest* audience is 53.5, and 60% of their audience is female. So if I admitted to you that I’m a regular reader of the magazine, it’d be reasonable for you to assume that I’m an elderly woman.

I’m not.

In the “Laughter, the Best Medicine” column in the April issue of *Reader’s Digest*, two jokes were mathy. In case you missed them…

**Mathochism**

People with math anxiety actually feel pain when doing arithmetic, according to a study. The *Week* asked its readers to name this condition:

- Fibromyalgebra
- Arithmia
- Pi-graine
- Percentile Dysfunction
- Add Nauseum
- Digit-itis

**According to a global study,** American kids are way behind Asian kids in math and science. But American kids are ahead in buying stuff made by Asian kids. – *Conan O’Brien*

And in the “Quotable Quotes” column was a relevant quote worth sharing…

The moment you think of a joke is the best moment. – *Judd Apatow*