Peals of sheepish laughter

September 21, 2007

Engineers are doing what they can to quash the stereotype that they are dull and boring The engineering subject centre, part of the Higher Education Academy's network, includes a community section billed as "a less serious section for when it all gets too much", which includes a jokes section for "engineering-related laughter". Here's a sample: "An engineer, a physicist and a mathematician have a contract to build a fence around a flock of sheep using as little material as possible.

The engineer forms the flock into a circular shape and constructs a fence around it. The physicist builds a fence with an infinite diameter and pulls it together until it fits around the flock. The mathematician thinks for a while, then builds a fence around himself and defines himself as being outside."

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