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Fancy getting in touch with your inner scientist? Dissect our list of some of the greatest science jokes on the web today to get your chuckle on.

Expand your mind with these jokes perfect for your inner scientist

Everyone loves a good popsicle stick joke. Whether you call them wholesome, dad jokes, or just plain cringe, these simple kinds of jokes got most of us through elementary school, and it’s always a good time to revisit the classics.

With folks like Elon Musk flaring up headlines, along with the Perseverance Mars rover taking interstellar pictures, some of the science dreams of our early years are becoming a reality these days. Science & technology are moving forward exponentially, and some of the most futuristic science ideas ever imagined are already here with us.

If you’re on a science kick, following the stories of civilians in space & face recognition technology on your phone, we’ve got the perfect list of wholesome jokes for you. Unleash your inner scientist with our list of the best science jokes we could find on the web. These bad boys might not make you belly laugh, but they’ll dunk you in the science world with every smirk, chuckle, and cringe.

Business Insider

On Business Insider’s list of cringe-worthy science jokes, you’ll find some of the most SMDH jokes on the internet. However, you’ll have to be a science buff to get most of them. Lucky for you, a highschool science education is enough to give you the information you need to understand these knee slappers. If not, there’s always Google.

Date Night

Did you hear oxygen went on a date with potassium?  It went OK. ( O & K – Get it?)


The optimist sees the glass half full. The pessimist sees the glass half empty. The chemist sees the glass completely full, half with liquid & half with air. (Funny? No. Cringe-worthy? You can bet your bottom dollar).

Organic Chemistry

Organic chemistry is difficult. Those who study it have alkynes of trouble. (A classic pun of the science variety, no?)

Reader’s Digest

Reader’s Digest ups the ante with their list of some of the best jokes for your inner scientist. How so? Well, some wholesome science jokes don’t fit on a popsicle stick, and RD managed to compile some killer long form jokes for the avid reader scientist out there.

Bio class

A frog telephones a psychic hotline. His personal psychic advisor tells him, “You are going to meet a beautiful young girl who will want to know everything about you”. The frog is thrilled! “This is great!”, the frog says. “Will I meet her at a party?”. “No,” says his advisor, “in her biology class.” (Sorry if we’re triggering any dissection PTSD!).


A doctor tells a woman that she has only six months to live. He advises her to marry a chemist and move to Toledo. The woman asks, “Will this cure my illness?”. “No,” replies the doctor, “but it will make six months seem like a very long time.” (A solid slam for any scientist in your life).


A psychoanalyst shows a patient an inkblot and asks him what he sees. The patient says, “A man and woman making love”. The psychoanalyst shows him a second inkblot, and the patient says, “That’s also a man and woman making love”. 

The psychoanalyst says, “You are obsessed with sex”. The patient says, “What do you mean I’m obsessed? You’re the one with all the dirty pictures”. (Perfect for the scientist with their mind in the gutter).


Finally, Parade compiled together some of the best jokes to unleash your inner scientist with just a few words. Take out your microscope and get a good look.

Date drip

What did the biologist wear to impress his date? Designer genes. (Ah, the joys of grammar).

Tree types

What kind of tree can be placed into your hand? A palm tree. (Chef’s kiss for cringe right here).


What do rich clouds do? Make it rain! (The Terror Squad would be proud of this one).


Why is it bad to trust atoms? They make up everything! (Funny & true).

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