Well, you don’t have to be a genius in order to understand the underlying logic of this joke, but we still thought it was rather clever.
You know how, when people thoroughly enjoy a book, they’ll often exaggerate and say they’re unable to put it down? Well, anti-gravity literally means that things cannot be put down, or at least, stay down. Like, at all. Funny!
As quite the language nerds, we really dug this one, but we have to admit one needs some mental health background in order to understand why it's funny.
So, people suffering from kleptomania basically just steal stuff uncontrollably, which is pretty sad, but it's also what drives the pun that's at the base of this joke since kleptomanias always take things – literally. Which means they can't take puns. Because puns are figurative. Yep. That's it.
Consult a Physicist
There aren't many things as nerdy as this joke, and we're willing to bet a good deal of our money on it (but that's not a lot). Even non-scientists would know that Einstein, Newton, and Pascal were all famous physicists.
But how does that explain the punchline here? Well, both Newton and Pascal have pressure measuring units named after them. The rule is: one pascal equals one newton of force over an area of one square meter (please don't ask us to repeat this, because we can't). The funny is clear now, isn't it?
Man Plans, and God Laughs
This joke might be the epitome of the old Yiddish saying, "Man plans, and God laughs" – which means that while we mortals make elaborate plans, God rains on our parade, both literally and metaphorically.
But it also makes use of the complex relativity of time, which we absolutely loved; and pokes fun at how genuinely hard it is to get rich in this challenging world. If a minute equals a million years, it kind of makes sense for one to be able to make a million dollars in that kind of time. That God and his crazy humor, right?
Are You Stupid, or Just Indifferent?
Well, once you realize that ignorance means lack of knowledge, and apathy means lack of a sense of caring, it becomes clear why this simple-yet-effective joke is actually pretty damn funny.
We know, it may not be as sophisticated as most of the other jokes on this list, but we think it's more than worthy of a place in this article.