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    21 Maths Jokes You'd Need To Be A Genius To Understand

    I'd explain them, but there isn't enough room in the margin.

    1. What does the B in Benoît B. Mandelbrot stand for?

    2. There are 10 kinds of people in this world.

    3. Why do mathematicians confuse Halloween and Christmas?

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    5. What's purple and commutes?

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    7. What's the integral of 1/cabin with respect to cabin?

    8. What's an anagram of Banach-Tarski?

    9. An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first orders a beer, the second orders half a beer, the third orders a quarter of a beer and so on.

    10. A museum visitor was admiring a Tyrannosaurus fossil, and asked a nearby museum employee how old it was.

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    12. What do you get if you cross an elephant and a banana?

    |elephant|*|banana|*sin(theta)

    13. Why did the chicken cross the Möbius strip?

    14. Let epsilon be less than zero.

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    16. How many mathematicians does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

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    18. I was dating this topologist once, but we got into an argument over a coffee mug...

    19. Why aren't jokes in base 8 funny?

    20. What's the difference between an introverted and extroverted mathematician?

    21. What is non-orientable and lives in the ocean?

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