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Scientists do have senses of humor. Also, funny science cartoons appeal to many of us, like this one or this . Whacky patents also delight the mind and tickle the funny bone. Absurd humor makes us wonder what the heck is going on. And what the hell is Chindogu really all about? What are you favorite science sites with humor or absurdity?
posted by Morphic (14 comments total)

 
James Randi's site never fails to amuse and appal me.
posted by interrobang at 10:48 AM on November 14, 2002


Well, somebody's going to have to mention AIR. So it may as well be me.
posted by ook at 11:08 AM on November 14, 2002


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posted by andrew cooke at 11:51 AM on November 14, 2002


tangentially-funny-science-cartoon: Ph.D. comics.
posted by whatzit at 12:05 PM on November 14, 2002


And of course the ever-popular Feedback column in New Scientist. I keep a stack of recent issues in my bathroom, and can usually tell when my guests have reached that page by the giggles drifting through the closed door.
posted by SealWyf at 12:20 PM on November 14, 2002


I find it hard to believe that the "Net Life" column posted on the Boston Herald web pages, where Morphic's headline leads, cites a number of web sites (including the ever-popular Alien Tiles), and doesn't link to any of them.

How 18th-century.
posted by LeLiLo at 12:41 PM on November 14, 2002


Yeah, I tried to get into Clan Apis, but I failed.
posted by blueshammer at 12:42 PM on November 14, 2002


So who's been baffled and then amused by the ESP test in the first link then?
posted by Bletch at 12:43 PM on November 14, 2002


man, this forum is full of geeks. I'm going to stile project. fricking nerds.
posted by vermilion at 12:45 PM on November 14, 2002


This sex patent is fattening fun.
posted by thomcatspike at 12:51 PM on November 14, 2002


I'm with Bletch. Although I couldn't decide whether some of the "explanations" provided for the "ESP test" were sincere or completely tongue in cheek.
posted by 314/ at 1:31 PM on November 14, 2002


So who's been baffled and then amused by the ESP test in the first link then?

Well, a certain wonder chicken has, at least.

And speaking of birds, there's an egress right behind you, vermilion
posted by ook at 1:35 PM on November 14, 2002


I think that almost all of those screamingly funny "explanations" were genuine. Even better than the TruthMedia flames. People are so quick to reject their own reasoning skills and to rush forward with irrational explanations... makes you think, doesn't it?

And yes, I'm sure this site has come up on MeFi before.
posted by Bletch at 1:44 PM on November 14, 2002


The ESP had me baffled. Thanks Mr Chicken
posted by ajbattrick at 1:46 PM on November 14, 2002


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