Wanna hear a joke about sodium? Na. Wanna hear a joke about sodium hypobromite? NaBro.
Okay let’s lighten things up a little. Back to heavier stuff tomorrow. 😉
I love being a nerd. I love learning new things, seeing how they connect to old things, and standing in awe at nature and how it’s all perfectly tuned and balanced, despite us and our meddling. The parameters for normal function in the human body are incredibly narrow. Temperature, blood pressure, pH, and electrolyte concentrations, for instance, all have well-defined optimal ranges. But we have all seen one or multiple of these systems go wildly off track, and not only do we survive, we function! For long periods, sometimes—our bodies compensate—all the while literally defying disaster and death. And it all boils down to simple laws of physics, chemistry, and biology. Amazing.
So whenever I see jokes about science, math, or medicine, I laugh out loud and show it to my kids. They’re nerds too, you see. We are a proud nerd family. Here are some of our favorites; please share yours!
What do you call an acid with an attitude? A mean-oh acid.
You matter. Unless you multiply yourself by the speed of light squared, then you energy.
I lost an electron! Are you sure? I’m positive!
If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.