A Mathematics Joke

Recommended Posts

What did the mathematician say when he fell ill after eating contaminated fish?

I've been Poissoned!

There is a hidden joke as well. See if you can find it.

Share on other sites

Oh ho ho, that's a good one! You definitely made my day.

I'm totally not saying this so people will think I'm smart.

Share on other sites

Wow that was hilarious!

I have no idea what just happened. Math? What's math?

Share on other sites

LOL 10/10

You betcha. I don't have a clue either.

Edited by ConcretePie
Share on other sites

I think I can get the various random parts of the joke...but somehow it doesn't feel funny. Maybe I'm missing something. :P

1) Poisson as a misspelling of "poison,"

2) Poisson as the French word for fish,

3) Poisson as the name of a discrete probability distrubution. (Poisson distribution)

Edited by CedarDpg
Share on other sites

Nobody here has done discrete probability functions?

Share on other sites

Nobody here has done discrete probability functions?

No.

EDIT: You're welcome to explain, though!

Edited by ConcretePie
Share on other sites

Nobody here has done discrete probability functions?

This is my face right now:

Share on other sites

Try saying the name out loud.

Well I get the joke now.

But that page might as well be in Chinese for all I understand it.

Share on other sites

Well I get the joke now.

But that page might as well be in Chinese for all I understand it.

Pretty useful tool at times, although I still need to fully understand its assumptions.

Share on other sites

I may not have learned about it yet or I'm just confused

Share on other sites

Try saying the name out loud.

Learn something new everyday.

Share on other sites

Pretty useful tool at times, although I still need to fully understand its assumptions.

I'm a psychology major...math is quite literally the exact opposite of what kind of stuff I study. I mean, I know the basics. And I'm obviously quite impressed with intricate work like that. It's just a bit a lot outside my realm of knowledge D:

Share on other sites

I'm so clueless. I tried linking it to something else I know and got even more confused than the guys up there.

You know when you stretch a rubber band and it thins out in the middle? Poisson's ratio is a measure of the lateral contraction to the elongation.

Used heaps in materials engineering for practical analysis.

... Obviously it doesn't work with the joke, but I honest-to-God tried for a full few minutes.

Share on other sites

Poisson distribution: An explanation to the Layman

The Poisson distribution is a very useful tool in real life, and not just mathematics.

First you'll need to find a Poisson. Then, you have to throw him into your Kubrow grinder, until he becomes a fine paste. Afterwards, you get on your liset, and scatter his corpse all over the jungles of Earth.

You have just distributed Poisson. From the origin of blasting off his horribly mutilated body, you can calculate the density over an area of his pasty bits of corpse hitting the floor with a slimy, wet slap, by discrete probability distribution. Now, you can feed the wild kubrows. Or the Grineer, if they're into that.

Practical uses for abstract concepts.

You're welcome.

*Wink!*

Share on other sites

What did the mathematician say when he fell ill after eating contaminated fish?

I've been Poissoned!

I think an appropriate response to this is...

"Really?! Haha, wow, WHAT ARE THE CHANCES, amirite?"

Share on other sites

What did the mathematician say when he fell ill after eating contaminated fish?

I've been Poissoned!

There is a hidden joke as well. See if you can find it.

But butttttt!!!! That is Bernoulli distribution!

Imah overthinking this..... I think :<

Edited by Jacate