The world’s largest collection of binary jokes
#1 – There are only 10 types of people (part I)
Following the Impossible Objects – The Simplified Calculator post, a recent commenter on Made By Monkeys cracked the classic:
There are only 10 types of people in the world. Those that understand binary and those that don’t.
#2 – “…0110010011100…”
Looking on the Internet for a witty riposte, for the above comment – (How did Oscar W. manage before Google?) – I came across this classic “binary joke”:
But hold your sides, there’s more…
Google also provided this variant on a theme, which I didn’t hesitate to reuse:
There are only 10 types of people in the world – those who understand ternary, those who don’t, and those who mistake it for binary
So far the total, stood at three. And trust me I searched the whole Internet. All of it, via Google. For at least fifteen minutes. And then the irreplaceable Wikipedia, courtesy of its Mathematical joke article, added some more, by cunningly reaching into the world of hexadecimal…
#4 – DEAD people and hexadecimal
If only DEAD people understand hexadecimal, how many people understand hexadecimal?
And wait, there’s still more. There’s octal…
#5 – Mathematicians confusing Halloween and Christmas
Why do mathematicians always confuse Halloween and Christmas?
Because 31 Oct = 25 Dec
And, err, that’s it. Yes, that’s really it. This is the world’s largest collection of “binary jokes” (with added ternary, octal and hexadecimal goodness). There aren’t any more…
If you know different, of course, do let me know, and I’ll add them! But don’t get me on the subject of Pi jokes that’s a whole other blog post…
PS. Check out this Made By Monkeys post for an example of visual Logic Gate humour (!): Will the Real NAND Gates Please Stand Up?
PPS. Another binary joke via the Made By Monkeys blog – I can’t believe someone makes… Numerist clocks. It’s binary, but not base 2. It’s a joke, but it’s not funny:
“An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first one orders a beer. The second orders half a beer. The third, a quarter of a beer. The bartender says, ‘You’re all idiots’, and pours two beers.”