Remember how your high school science teacher would say that science can be fun? That meant either lab work or a group assignment, which for many kids was just as far from the definition of fun as preparing for a science class test.

Fast forward to today, and things have changed. Many young adults appreciate the things they never did, find new hobbies and passions, develop a sense of nostalgia, and realize they were always a nerd to begin with…

So in order to show you exactly how nerdy we all are deep down, we present you the “Science Humor” Facebook group devoted to posting the best science-related laughs, cartoons, puns, jokes, japes, antics, and you name it!

With a whopping 1.2M members, the group is basically a powerhouse blending education, knowledge and internet comedy. Below we wrapped up some of the funniest and most recent posts from the page to treat your inner nerd, so scroll down!

After you’re done, be sure to check out our previous feature with more jokes from Science Humor right here.

You may wonder why some people find science jokes and memes funny while others couldn’t care less about them. Well, it all comes down to a broader question of why and how people find particular things funny. Previously, Bored Panda spoke with a British neuroscientist and Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow at University College London, Sophie Scott. Scott has been investigating the cognitive neuroscience of voices, speech and laughter, particularly speech perception, speech production, vocal emotions, and human communication. So she shed light on this amusing topic!

Turns out, the first requirement for something to be received as funny is that people need to understand that joke, pun, saying, or meme. But how do we do that? Well, Scott argues that it comes down to the intended meaning that makes a particular thing funny.

“One simple thing about not getting a joke is not realizing that it's a joke at all, assuming that someone is being serious and saying something stupid,” the professor explained.

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Sawdust
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2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe she knows something we all are missing, somehow got it to fit, and this is her successfully UNloading it. :-)

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Moreover, it’s not as easy as it looks. Hence, so many badly received jokes that land the joker eyerolls, or cringe at most. “It often has to do with as much the person telling the joke or where the joke is coming from, as the content of a joke,” Scott explained, adding that in order for the joke to be received as such, the audience needs to be aware of the fact that it is a joke.

What makes things funny shouldn’t be rocket science but there are multiple complex theories about it. One of them is “the idea that sometimes you laugh because it makes you feel better about yourself, you feel superior to tell the joke.”

Another theory argues that “you laugh because there’s some sort of complexity set up and then it’s resolved and that’s part of getting the joke.”

Scott also argues that the reason we laugh often has to do with “some kind of taboo” which is perceived as acceptable when mentioned in the joke context. On other occasions, “we laugh because laughter is a behavior associated in humans and other mammals with play,” Scott explained.

At the same time, the most important role for saying (writing) and receiving jokes is a pretty straightforward one–“just to be playful and you’re kind of acknowledging that and what has been done for you in the name of the play.”

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Mia D
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My dog just confirmed that, this is exactly how it happened!

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Jaaawn
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why on earth would a fox sleeping in a graveyard make you wonder about reincarnation? The outside is kinda the foxs domain.

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It’s important to note that according to Scott, jokes have less to do with our absolute personalities (so don’t jump to conclusions about a person if they find or don’t find your joke funny!) and more with who we are and our life experiences. Scott argues that the things we find funny may also be directly influenced by the relationship with the person who’s telling the joke.

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Corvus
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm telling you guys, basketballs are flat. NBA has been lying to us all along!

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Donkey boi
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How she still got a hand? Mine would have fallen off about halfway through!

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Sasy
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He needs to show the scale of something really big

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SeaHorsey
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That would’ve been too easy.. women need a challenge

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SeaHorsey
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This could apply to all of life

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Candy Cane
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

12? Half the time my 4-5 person teams for group projects in school can't all do what they're supposed to on time.

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mulk
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Turtles picture remind me Starship Troopers... ^^'

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ί𝔫CίŦᵃт𝐔𝐬
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No f*ing way. Then I have to learn chemistry. Literally nothing on earth is worth that.

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Lakota Wolf
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Isn't this pretty much reflective of how kids are, though? XD

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Headless Roach
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you make your point with an axe, it's hard to question your views

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