When flipping through the pages of our science textbooks, fun may be the last word on our minds. But whether we realize it or not, there’s always a wave of joy when we discover new things about our planet. Looking through the lens of physics, biology, chemistry, or even social and humanitarian fields, creates a sense of magic and expands our mental horizons. And thankfully, it leads to quite a few hilarious memes too.

Thanks to the 'Science Memes' Facebook page, the extra-brainy lab coat-wearing folk have the perfect outlet to let out some genuine laughs. The creators of the page have found the perfect equation for science and humor, and are purely dedicated to collecting clever jokes ranging from mildly amusing to downright hilarious.

To bring out our inner geek and provide them with much-needed entertainment, we’ve scoured the page and gathered some of their best posts. So continue scrolling, upvote the ones that made you chuckle the hardest, and let us know what you think about them in the comments! And if you’re looking to deepen your education even further, check out our previous pieces brimming with hilarious science memes right here and here.

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Lyone Fein
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Amen

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true

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Jason Leaf
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Those other two kids aren't even trying. Plague Doctor rules!

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If there’s one thing we’re pretty sure about, it’s that if something exists on the net, someone will make sure to create a few hilarious memes about it. Nowadays, we use memes in a stunning variety of ways, and their explosive growth can be explained by their format and hilariously contagious nature. After all, they’re the perfect attention trap that allows us to consume them in mere seconds before scrolling down to the next one.

To learn more about the meme universe, we reached out to Bradley E. Wiggins, Ph.D., author of The Discursive Power of Memes in Digital Culture and an associate professor and department head of Media Communications at Webster Vienna Private University.

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Monty Is Fiennes
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1 month ago

I need this at Uni...

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Agfox
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1 month ago

I remember seeing more of this post, one of the authors responded by saying something like "Tears of joy, no doubt"

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Jason Leaf
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Like Bitcoin and NFTs, it's based on the premise that there's always someone more credulous out there.

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We were curious to learn what makes memes such a great communication medium that can contribute to discussions on virtually any type of topic. According to him, we should first take a look at this phenomenon from a different perspective: "What is it about our attention span that means we want tightly-packaged chunks of information we commonly refer to as memes?"

"Another researcher in this area, Limor Shifman, has referred to this as the hyper-memetic, meaning that once an event — say the war in Ukraine or the Depp-Heard trial — captures attention, the memes flow. On the one hand, of course this makes sense: people want to get in on the gossip or the latest info," he told Bored Panda. "But more importantly, and maybe a bit disturbingly, on the other hand, this means that we can't really determine what's more important, so we pay attention to all of it."

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Jason Leaf
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1 month ago

Human society definitely punishes ugliness.

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Ranger Kanootsen
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1 month ago

AWWWW BUNNYYYYYYYYYY

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Freya the Wanderer
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1 month ago

No better reason!

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In Wiggins’ personal and professional opinion, it’s all about semiotics. Or in other words, it’s about interpreting symbols and signs and trying to grasp how meaning is communicated. "Semiotics concerns itself with the way meaning is constituted, and this is especially relevant to memes given their visual nature," the professor explained. "The problem is that this applies to both funny and silly memes as well as highly offensive and hurtful memes such as those posted by extremist groups online (like 4chan)."

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Jason Leaf
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1 month ago

Existentialist laboratory.

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Kelli
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1 month ago

This one is cute!

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Ranger Kanootsen
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1 month ago

awww, he looks so sad!

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The list of why memes are so appealing to us is filled to the brim with different reasons. These funny pictures allow us to share easy-to-digest cultural information with the whole world. They also make it easier for us to unwind from our daily troubles and can significantly improve our mood. And the fact that they are easily relatable to people of all age groups makes them seem even more likable.

"Within an image and possibly also text on the image, it becomes possible to recontextualize the image, the moment, the event, etc.," Wiggins said, adding that memes become something we can digitally handle and transfer to others.

"It's ultimately an aspect of social ties to one another deteriorating over time causing the need for connecting with others to take the form of sharing memes, at least in one way of seeing this overall picture," the professor noted.

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Ranger Kanootsen
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1 month ago

Ha! Ain't that the truth

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MYRIAH FIELDS
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1 month ago (edited)

Lanthanum Oxygen Lanthanum edit: im 17 and failing chemistry

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Pumpkin Spice
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Theeeeeere's hydrogen and helium, and lithium, beryllium. Boron, carbon everywhere, nitrogen all through the air, and oxygen so you can breath, and fluorine for your pretty teeth. Neon to light up the signs, sodium for salty times.

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Moreover, funny jokes we stumble upon online provide us with comic relief we sometimes desperately seek, especially living through difficult times. Since memes can add a touch of comedy to any situation, they lower our stress levels and help us relax. "Considering recent events, such as the war in Ukraine, the topic of humor has been (historically) quite important for many cultures during times of crisis."

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Sande Knight
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1 month ago

Exactly!!!

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Troux
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1 month ago

She's just boning up for her exams.

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Lyone Fein
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1 month ago

The labels of the organelles

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"Consider the character of The Good Soldier Švejk, popularized in Czechia but also Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, and Austria. That figure offered a release from the strict restraints of Soviet rule by means of 'safe' jokes about the military," he continued.

"The same can be said of Saturday Night Live in NYC during many eras, but perhaps most recently from the Trump era. Consider the Dave Chappelle guest appearance on SNL parody of the 2016 election night. It was ultimately a way of laughing at white privilege due to slow realizations about a Trump presidency," Wiggins provided yet another example of how comedy can help us find comfort in hectic times.

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DumYum
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1 month ago

Dramaposting!

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Tami
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1 month ago

What's worse? A multilevel numbered list.

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MadamGreenIce
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1 month ago

Totally agree. Some of us are not good in classes and doing exams but that's because we're naturally creative self-learners. This type only shines when given the freedom to solve problems that nobody can solve before.

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But when it comes to science and using memes as a tool for teaching, the professor suggests proceeding with caution. After all, there’s a fine line between truth and fiction. Wiggins stated that "with the preponderance of fake news but also the inability of people to 'trust' facts," he would be quite skeptical of the current political atmosphere to use memes as a way to learn new subjects and better understand the world around us.

"However, in terms of using memes in the classroom to make a point about something, say, for example, how certain social movements communicate their identity, then absolutely," he concluded.

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Kelli
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1 month ago

My son has a masters in nuclear physics and is a manager at Ace Hardware. 😂😂

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Unnamed Hooman
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1 month ago

:0

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Blaze Fitzwater
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1 month ago

Potassium, can I get your autograph?

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Kelli
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1 month ago

Take me with you…..

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Jeff Diamond
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1 month ago

I'm going to use this as a pick-up line.

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Pumpkin Spice
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1 month ago

Celcius is asking humans how it feels outside, Fahrenheit is asking water how it feels outside, and Kelvin is asking atoms how it feels outside.

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Ranger Kanootsen
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1 month ago

Me trying to reach the minimum word count:

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Ranger Kanootsen
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That has to be one of the worst EKG rhythms I've ever seen!!

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Abby da great
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1 month ago

physics

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Jason Leaf
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1 month ago

An American Labrador Retriever in London.

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Kanishka Rajawansha
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1 month ago

Usually around 2.00 am Sri Lankans receive pics of media releases by our government saying they increased the fuel price.

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Coco
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1 month ago

Dang. I got O-

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Pumpkin Spice
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1 month ago

"you have the personality of a box of quartz. you're useful if you're with someone who knows a lot about you, but otherwise you just kinda sit there looking pretty.

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Suzanne Tilson
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1 month ago

The best ship of all

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pink_panda
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1 month ago

Doing college level math after taking a break and coming back to school is harder... Because now you know for a fact you'll never use it in daily life.

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Jeff Diamond
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1 month ago

Put it into a Text-to-Speech program and read along as you listen. Helps me.

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Abby da great
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1 month ago

Touché

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Jeff Diamond
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1 month ago

This hits below the belt.

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Jason Leaf
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1 month ago

The Heisenberg Hospital?

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DumYum
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1 month ago

😂 Me too.

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aucune.idée
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1 month ago

Actually, this feels more like a before picture. After studying microbiology you’d know microbes are everywhere anyway, the bad ones aren’t necessarily on that railing and also, they’re way smaller than the holes in that piece of paper.

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Pjerrot
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1 month ago

Or with shampoo in the hair crying under the Shower over it the next Day 😭🙈

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Pumpkin Spice
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1 month ago

Next year, he can do the same thing!

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GreenCyan
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1 month ago

I actually never saw anything under a microscope, only some cloudy ahit which is still seen even after the slide is removed 😅😅

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My high school physics teacher taught my class basic calculus without us knowing it. The small rural high school didn't offer calculus and wouldn't let him teach it because he wasn't certified in the subject. He taught us a bunch of "math short cuts" to get around the algebra to save time on the physics tests. When I got to college and took the math placement exam, I had no idea how to answer the questions on differentiation, infinitesimal limits, and integrals because I'd never seen the notation. Once I took the actual calculus course I realized I knew a bunch more than I thought but my science teacher purposefully left out things like the integral sign to get around the school board. Mr. Roberts, if you read this - thank you!

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Lyone Fein
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1 month ago

Also scientists: we discovered a bug that eats plastic!

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J. F.
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1 month ago

Oh come on, it's just "Wissenschaft" - the other don't say "natural" science

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Jason Leaf
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1 month ago

The axis of evil!

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cj(she/her)
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1 month ago

proud to understand this

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