Seeing Theory

Seeing Theory is a beautifully designed website, which aims to educate people about probability theory via series of visual and interactive lessons. If anyone is struggling to grasp some of the basic concepts in this field of mathematics or is just getting into it, the website can be a very useful learning tool. Seeing Theory was designed by Daniel Kunin as an undergraduate project in Brown University and has won numerous awards. To visit the website, click the banner below.

Physics Jokes

Who says science jokes are not funny? Below you can see some of the best Physics jokes we know, along with short explanations of the more obscure of them.

Do you know any funny Physics jokes yourself? Let us know in the comment section below.

“Where does bad light end up?”
“In prism.”

A word-play with the word “prison”.

“Why does a burger have less energy than a steak?
Because it is in its ground state.”

The ground state of a mechanical system has the least possible energy.

Einstein developed a theory about space. And it was about time too.

The joke is a wordplay with the fact that Einstein developed a theory about space-time relativity.

“Theory is when you know everything, but nothing works. Practice is when everything works, but no one knows why. In our lab theory and practice are combined – nothing works and no one knows why.”

“What is a physicist’s favorite food?”
“Fission chips.”

Fission chips” sounds like “fish’n’chips“. Fission is a radio-active process during which a nucleus splits into two or more nuclei.

Two theoretical physicists are lost at the top of a mountain. Theoretical physicist No 1 pulls out a map and peruses it for a while. Then he turns to theoretical physicist No 2 and says:
“Hey, I’ve figured it out. I know where we are.”
“Where are we then?”
“Do you see that mountain over there?”
“Well… That’s where we are!”

Theoretical physicists are regarded to be very detached from reality.

I have a new theory on inertia, but it doesn’t seem to be gaining momentum.

Inertia and momentum are related to the motions of solid bodies.

“How did Einstein begin his stories?”
“Once upon a space-time…”

The space-time is a mathematical model of the universe introduced by Albert Einstein.

Yesterday I was reading a book on anti-gravity. Couldn’t put it down.

Anti-gravity is the concept of having a place or object which is free from the force of gravity.

A cop pulls Heisenberg and asks him:
“Do you know how fast you were driving?”
Heisenberg replies:
“No, but I know where I am.”

Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle in quantum mechanics states that you can not know with certainty both the position and the momentum of a particle.

My friend Power has been very stressed all week. His boss keeps making him work over time.

A word play with the formula:

One day, Einstein, Newton and Pascal met up and decided to play a game of hide and seek. Einstein volunteered to be “It”. As Einstein counted to 100, eyes closed, Pascal ran away and hid. Newton however stood right in front of Einstein and drew a 1 meter by 1 meter square around himself. When Einstein opened his eyes, he immediately saw Newton and said, “I found you Newton,” but Newton replied, “Nope, you found one Newton per square meter, that’s Pascal!”

A word play with the formula:

A photon checks into a hotel. The bellhop asks, “Can I help you with your luggage?” The photon replies, “I don’t have any, I’m traveling light.”

Photons are traveling light particles.

A student riding in a train looks up and sees Einstein sitting next to him. Excited he asks, “Excuse me, Professor, does Boston stop at this train?” 

Physical observations depend on the point of view of the observer.

Why is electricity so dangerous? Because it doesn’t know how to conduct itself properly.

Electricity is formed by conduction of electrons in a wire.

A male magnet says to a female magnet:
“From your backside, I thought you were repulsive. After seeing you from the front however, I find you rather attractive.”

Depending on the way you connect magnets, they could either repulse or attract each other.

Schrodinger’s cat walks into a bar. And doesn’t.

Schrodinger’s cat is a thought experiment related to the theory that a system can be in multiple states until interacts with the outside world. The classic setup is with a cat closed in a box with radioactive substance in it, which could potentially kill her. Before you open the box, the cat is supposedly both dead and alive.

The dean addresses the physics department:
“Why do I always have to give you so much money – for laboratories and expensive equipment and stuff? Why couldn’t you be like the mathematics department – all they need is money for pencils, paper, and waste-paper baskets. Or even better, like the philosophy department – all they need is pencils and paper.”

Scientists like physicists and mathematicians consider philosophers to produce mostly useless results and materials.

Joseph’s Machines

Joseph Herscher is a kinetic artist and a YouTube personality, who specializes in creating intricate Rude Goldberg machines out of everyday objects. Some of his most popular machines are “The Page Turner”“The Dresser”, and “The Cake Server” which you can see below. Joseph has been sharing his inventions on YouTube for more than 10 years, and you can explore all of them on his official channel. Who knows, maybe he will inspire you to start making fascinating Rude Goldberg machines as well!

Penn and Teller: Fool Us

Here, at Puzzle Prime, we have been always fascinated by magic. We appreciate the amount of creativity it takes to design a magic trick, the immense talent required to execute it, and the many hours of practice needed to perfect it. As long-time fans of Penn and Teller, a few years ago, we were delighted to discover that these all-time greats have started their own TV show. “Fool Us”, soon to be running its fifth season, gathers some of the best magicians around the world and lets them perform in front of Penn and Teller, who are trying to figure out their secrets. To watch the show’s episodes, visit the CW network by clicking the banner below.

16 Personalities Test

Even though developing your analytical and problem-solving skills can help you succeed in life, your personality type also plays a large role in it. 16 Personalities Test is a quick and fun way to evaluate your character, and it is also based on some solid psychology theories. The test is totally free and takes just 10 minutes to complete. To find out whether you are a logician, an adventurer, or an advocate, click the banner below.