Miscellany and Trivia

Anecdotes about Mathematicians, Logicians and Scientists – Five


MTr 6 Ernest Rutherford

Ernest Rutherford was a physicist from New Zealand One student in Rutherford's lab was very hard-working. Rutherford had noticed it and asked one evening:
- Do you work in the mornings too?
- Yes, - proudly answered the student sure he would be commended.
- But when do you think? - amazed Rutherford.

Anecdotes about Architects – One

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A contractor, an engineer, and an architect were standing inside their recently completed building, looking out at the street. A VERY attractive woman walks by. The contractor whistles, the engineer says, “Did you see the legs on that woman?” The architect says, “Did I miss something, I was admiring my reflection”

Anecdotes about Architects – Two

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An architect is said to be a man who knows a very little about a great deal and keeps knowing less and less about more and more until he knows practically nothing about everything, whereas, on the other hand, an engineer is a man who knows a great deal about very little and who goes along knowing more and more about less and less until finally he knows practically everything about nothing. A contractor starts out knowing practically everything about everything, but ends up by knowing nothing about anything, due to his association with architects and engineers.

Anecdotes about Architects – Three

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How many architects does it take to screw in a light bulb?

Nobody knows for sure, it has never been witnessed.

Anecdotes about Architects – Four

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A demolition engineer is someone who designs ways to destroy building architecture.

A demolition architect is someone who builds ways to destroy design engineering.

Anecdotes about Architects – Five

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A contractor was hollering at an Engineer and an Architect - He said, “If you guys would just get these CAD drawings right the first time, you would be driving a Rolls Royce.”

Engineer Responds: “What’s a Roll's Royce?”

Architect Responds: “What's a CAD drawing?” *

*CAD (computer-aided design) software is used by architects, engineers, drafters, artists, and others to create precision drawings or technical illustrations. CAD software can be used to create two-dimensional (2-D) drawings or three-dimensional (3-D) models.

Anecdotes about Lawyers – One

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A reasonable fee

 A man phones a lawyer and asks, “How much would you charge for just answering three simple questions?”

The lawyer replies, “A thousand dollars.”       

“A thousand dollars!” exclaims the man. “That’s very expensive, isn't it?”

It certainly is,” says the lawyer. “Now, what's your third question?”


Anecdotes about Lawyers – Two

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Problem at the zoo

Someone mistakenly left the cages open in the Reptile House at the zoo and there were snakes slithering all over the place.

Frantically, the keeper tried everything, but he couldn't get the slippery animals back into their cages. Finally, he yelled, “Quick, call a lawyer!”

“A lawyer? Why”       

We need someone who speaks their language.”

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