We all know either our Celsius or Fahrenheit temperature measuring systems (even though only Canadians truly understand both – what’s that about?); but only the nerdiest of us know the Kelvin temperature scale (which is the one you need to know in order to get to the bottom of this joke).
So, you know the whole “absolute zero” concept in temperatures? Well, unlike in Celsius – where it’s -273.15° – or in Farenheir – where it’s 459.67° – in the Kelvin scale, it’s an actual zero, as in, 0 Kelvin, or, to make a long story short: 0K. Get it?
Isn't It Roman-tic?
If you didn't take Latin in high school or something, this one should be tricky for you to get. The suffix "us" in Latin is used for singular nouns, while the suffix "i" is used for plural nouns.
This should explain why the Roman in this joke thought that by correcting him to the modern English word "martini," the bartender was making him order more drinks than he had asked for. We would be angry, too!
The Fifth Banana
To get this clever-ish joke, you'll need some acquaintance with Beethoven's Fifth Symphony (which you may very well know without even knowing that you know it!).
It's hard to explain it using the limited power of words, but, attaching the right melody to it, "ba-na-na-naaaa" actually does sound exactly like the beginning of Beethoven's Fifth. Just play it on YouTube and see for yourselves. It's genuinely funny.
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.
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?