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The Best Science Joke on the Internet

October 7, 2011

As heard on The Big Bang Theory.

This physicist goes into an ice cream parlor every week and orders an ice cream sundae for himself, then offers one to the empty stool next to him. This goes on for a while until the owner finally asks him what he’s doing.

The man says, “Well, i’m a physicist. Quantum mechanics teaches us that it is possible for the matter above this stool to spontaneously turn into a beautiful woman who might accept my offer and fall in love with me.”

The owner then says, “Well, lots of single beautiful women come in here every day. Why don’t you buy an ice cream for one of them, and they might fall in love with you?”

And the physicists says, “Yeah, but what are the odds of that happening?”

4 Comments leave one →
  1. December 29, 2013 9:30 am

    Hi! I’m the author of this joke. (It went viral and reached Dr. George Smoot and thus “The Big Bang Theory.”)

    I hope people liked it.

    If they did, they should consider “liking” my nerd-joke blog:

    … and getting their friends to “like” it, too!

    Many thanks!

    • Trung permalink
      January 2, 2014 9:22 am

      It’s so great to hear your story, Kevin. It’s so nice that the author of the joke found my blog entry about it. Keep up the great work!

      • January 2, 2014 9:53 am


        I’m finally — finally — listed in the trivia section at the IMDb.

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