Jokes

Funny Student Moments #1

I was in my 8th grade math class. All year a particular student, known for being a little wacky, had been occasionally pretending to be Pikachu. Some days he would sit there working on stuff and someone would ask him a question or whatever and he’d just respond ‘Pika? Piiiika CHUU’ or any other combination. …

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Hilarious Class Story #1

We all have some awesome class memories, but some are better than others. I had a chemistry professor who would walk into the lecture hall every class and place a tennis ball on the podium. No one really thought about it that much and it was dismissed as a professorial quirk. One day a kid …

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Bayesian Jokes

Bayesians are not known for being humorous people, but that doesn’t mean we can’t joke about them! If you want to see other ways to poke fun at Bayesians or how they make fun of themselves, go to http://www2.isye.gatech.edu/~brani/isyebayes/jokes.html A Bayesian is one who, vaguely expecting a horse, and catching a glimpse of a donkey, …

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What mathematicians REALLY mean!

Twan Basten has neat conversion of what various quotes in publications actually mean: “It has been long known”… I didn’t look up the original reference. “A definite trend is evident”… These data are practically meaningless. “While it has not been possible to provide definite answers to the questions”… An unsuccessful experiment, but I still hope …

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