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Werner, A Man Loved by Airlines

Know what this is?

BEHIHIHIHIHIHIRG

(Answer at bottom of post.)

Werner HeisenbergI am not certain that the preceding or following jokes are funny. I am certain, however, that today is Werner Heisenberg‘s birthday. If you’re not familiar with his work, you might want to read about the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle before continuing. Not that it’ll make the following jokes any funnier — in fact, if you require an explanation of the content prior to reading these jokes, well, that will almost surely guarantee that you will not find them funny — but perhaps you’ll feel a little smarter. (A more technical description of the principle can be found here.)

Why was Heisenberg’s wife unsatisfied?

When he had the time, he didn’t have the energy; and when he had the position, he didn’t have the momentum.

Heisenberg was out for a drive when a traffic cop stopped him. The cop says, “Do you know how fast you were going?”

Heisenberg replies, “No, but I know where I am.”

Werner Heisenberg, Kurt Gödel and Noam Chomsky walk into a bar.

Heisenberg looks around the bar and says, “Because there are three of us and because this is a bar, it must be a joke. But the question remains, is it funny or not?”

Gödel thinks for a moment and says, “Well, because we’re inside the joke, we can’t tell whether it’s funny or not. We’d have to be outside looking in.”

Chomsky looks at both of them and says, “Of course, it’s funny. You’re just telling it wrong.”

Hmm… maybe I should have shared some information about Gödel and Chomsky, too.

Riddle Answer: Heisenberg (HI’s in BERG)

December 5, 2011 at 2:39 pm 1 comment


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