A couple of months ago I compiled a list of hilarious jokes on data science and statistics, including brilliant cartoons by Timo Elliot.

These are serious, crazy times, COVID-19 has the whole world in its grasp…all the more important to lighten the mood.

So here’s round 2 of “A funny side to Data Science”.

Youngsters these days…

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Officer asked a young data scientist fresh out of MIT, “And what starting salary were you looking for?” The data scientists replies, “In the region of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.”

The interviewer enquires, “Well, what would you say to a package of 5-weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every 2 years say, a red Corvette?” The data scientist sits up straight and says, “Wow! Are you kidding?” And the interviewer replies, “Yeah, but you started it.”

  • What’s the difference between an introverted data analyst & an extroverted one? Answer: the extrovert stares at YOUR shoes.
  • The data science motto: If at first you don’t succeed; call it version 1.0
  • What do you get when you cross a pirate with a data scientist? Answer: Someone who specializes in Rrrr
  • Old data analysts never die – they just get broken down by age and sex
  • There are two kinds of data scientists. 1.) Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.

Questionable statistics

Patient: “Will I survive this risky operation?”

Surgeon: “Yes, I’m absolutely sure that you will survive the operation.”

Patient: “How can you be so sure?”

Surgeon: “9 out of 10 patients die in this operation, and yesterday my ninth patient died.”

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